Nosherwan Shoaib, Chair for IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Islamabad Jt. Chapter
Online Education Initiatives
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected various sectors of life especially the education sector. The online education is widely adopted to cope this problem. In this context, the IEEE MTT/AP/EMC Islamabad Jt. Chapter has created a YouTube channel titled “RIMMS-NUST”. Via this channel, the chapter aims to promote the detailed videos on sophisticated RF equipment and facilities available at Research Institute for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Studies (RIMMS), NUST, Islamabad. These videos are useful for RF engineers and, in particular, the students who don’t have access to specialized RF equipment during the pandemic. Two detailed videos titled “Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Calibration and Device Characterization” and “Antenna Test and Characterization using Anechoic Chamber” are already posted. More videos on RF equipment and facilities will be posted soon. The channel can be assessed at:
Outstanding APS Chapter Award for 2019
The IEEE MTT/AP/EMC Islamabad Jt. Chapter at NUST-RIMMS was awarded the “Outstanding APS Chapter Award for 2019” from IEEE AP Society among existing AP chapters worldwide, for its exceptional activities and performance. The outstanding chapter award consists of a plaque, prize money of USD $1000, and grant of travel expense to APS conference (max USD $1950). It is indeed a great moment and a big achievement for the chapter. Previously the chapter was also awarded “Outstanding MTT Chapter Award for 2018” by IEEE MTT society. The chapter would like to thank all volunteers and will continue its efforts to bring change in the community.