IEEE University of Moratuwa EMB Student Chapter [Sri Lanka Section]

Kavindu Nadeeshana, Secretary for IEEE University of Moratuwa EMB StudentChapter

2019 Activities Update

IEEE University of Moratuwa EMBS Student Chapter which is the only EMB Chapter in Sri Lanka was able to organize many successful events throughout the year 2019. Starting the year 2019, the AGM for the years 2019/2020 was organized together with an Outbound Event for the members and alumni of the society. 

The flagship event was the Brainstorm Competition held on 7th December 2019 at IESL Sri Lanka. It is the premier Biomedical Engineering competition in Sri Lanka which encourage undergraduates of both medical and engineering disciplines to solve contemporary problems in healthcare. The event had a participation of 145 competitors representing different Student Branches all around the country. Dr. Kanishka Madhushanka (Centre for Biomedical Innovations), Mr. Keerthi Kodithuwakku (Effective Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd), Dr. Nuwan Dayananda (Head of Electronics and Telecommunication Department, University of Moratuwa), Dr. Simon Kappel (Vising Lecturer from Denmark), and Dr. Anjula De Silva (IEEE Chapter Advisor) participated as speakers as well as judging panel. The winners were awarded with cash prizes worth LKR100,000. The chapter also got the chance to organize several interactive BME talks with scholars from foreign universities (Prof. Saman Halgamuge – University of Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara – Imperial College, London, Dr. Dushan Wadduwage – Harvard University, US).