Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Techfest ‘15

In student week FA 2015 IEEE CIIT Lahore & IEEE WIE CIIT Lahore in collaboration with IET conducted a three day festival named TECHFEST’15, from 5-7th November, 2015. Techfest ‘15 itself was merger of two separate events: Innofest 2.0 by IEEE and Technovate by IET. The festival, having a series of 11 competitions, was inaugurated by the worthy director of CIIT, Dr. Qaisar Abbas. The events that tested the participant’s application of knowledge, physical strength, spontaneous skill and aesthetics.

CODING CHALLENGE

This competition challenged all the coders to prove their mettle in a C/C++ coding competition. Some of the finest minds fight their way out through the two hurdles of this event. The event was based on two levels i.e. the basic and advance level. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well. It was jointly organized by IEEE and IET.

CIRCUIT MANIA

This activity was aimed at boosting the electronic design interest and capabilities of COMSATS Lahore students. The participants had to design a specific electronics application by using the components provided by the organizers. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well. It was jointly organized by IEEE and IET.

TECHNOHUNT (SCAVENGER HUNT)

The scavenger hunt, with a slight twist on the conventional scavenger hunt competition strategies. A Scavenger hunt was a co-curricular activity in which the competitors were provided a list of tasks to complete within the shortest amount of time possible. IEEE has been organizing this event since 2013. This semester with the collaboration of IET, both societies made sure to present it in a successful manner. Winning prize was Rs. 5000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

JUNKART-BRIDGE BUILDING

Junkart competition has gained the status of an age-old cherished tradition of IEEE-WIE CIIT Lahore. The competition originated as a means to promote recycling among the masses and grew into one of the most popular events of the society. This year, improvising the original Junkart idea a little, i.e Bridge Building, a fun-filled event which tested the engineering skills and creativity. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

PLAY WITH COLORS

The participants were given a specific amount of time, specific art material and some painting rules which would make the competition even more innovative. IET’s organized this event. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

BICYCLE RACE

Physical sports especially one as strenuous as cycling yield long lasting benefits in terms of good health and sportsman spirit, and for the very same reason a bicycle race was conducted. The race consisted of 5 rounds with 4 participants in each round. IET’s organized this event. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

ARCHERY COMPETITION

To open up a new avenue of adventure and skills, IET arranged an archery competition was conducted, wherein students may get acquainted with a new form of sport. A trained professional archery coach was brought in to assist new shooters, as well as security personnel deployed to prevent any mishaps from occurring on the site. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well. The worthy director Dr. Qaisar Abbas and Head of Department (Physics) Dr. Saleem Farooq also participated in this event.

HIT WICKET COMPETITON

To help talented bowlers reach their potential and direct their love for cricket into Techfest’15, a hit wicket competition was organized by IET. The player with the most number of wickets won the competition. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well. DDP Program Director Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Farooqi and Director of Partnership Program (DDP) Dr. Hassan Ahmed along with senior faculty member from EE, Dr. Ali Nawaz Khan also participated in this event.

WIE-RATHON

WIE-Rathon is IEEE/WIE’s new marathon incentive for COMSATS to run for a cause. To help women reach a greater number in STEM fields and to reduce gender discrimination in the fields. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

SPEED MARKETING

Speed marketing is an event that challenges your creativity, ingenuity and your brain storming abilities as a group. The objective of the competition was to create an original and creative advertisement for a product (that was disclosed on the spot). IEEE organized this event. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

The engineering skills of the participants were truly tested in this event, using an amusing, fresh concept to engage the students in designing and testing aerodynamic structures. The team that designed such a device that was able to protect the egg from damaging, after a fall from a certain height, was termed as the winner. IEEE organized this event. Winning prize was Rs. 3000. The runners up were given certificates as well.

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