Amaya Jayasinghe, Secretary for IEEE University of Ruhuna WIE AG
EMINENCE 1.0 competition is the first ever competition organized by the IEEE University of Ruhuna Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity group with the vision to empower the undergraduate women engineers and to inspire girls to follow their innovative and competitive capabilities in engineering and science. The competition was held on 8th December 2019 at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Ruhuna from 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. as one-day event.
EMINENCE 1.0 was arranged under a formation of maximum 4 members per team with over 50% female participation. The competition consisted of four different tasks covering four major areas in Electrical and Information Engineering aspects: lighting design, telecommunication network design, software challenge and electronic design. With the contribution from the organizing committee, EMINENCE 1.0 competition was able to achieve a resounding success with 72 contestants in 2019.