11 – NOV – 2012 was special day for EMBS and IEEE student branch; it was celebration of launching IEEE EMBS HU Student Chapter and 10th anniversary for the IEEE HU Student Branch.
The event started with chairman of IEEE Jordan section Dr.Issam Zablaw word, he talked about the establishment of IEEE and IEEE role in the world, his message was clear that every student should benefit from IEEE, and every student should give to IEEE, he explained the structure of IEEE and how its different divisions and regions work, and illustrated the role of Jordan section and student branches in many universities with examples to their activities and member numbers.
Then The President of HU Dr.Hani Kamal took the stage and talked about the University and its role in the lap of IEEE and provides help and assistance, and he was happy with what has been accomplished by students in IEEE and Establishment of EMBS HU student chapter.
Then Counselor of the Student Branch Dr. Mohammad Al-Wedyan talked about story of IEEE HU Student Branch, and how can IEEE benefited students in learning and improving their career, he also added that IEEE helped students to create a huge network and contacts of professionals and people with similar interests by attending the different seminars and conferences around the world which IEEE sponsored some of the expenses. and the most important thing, was that IEEE teached students how to lead, to give people and to serve them happily.
Then Abdurrahman Saifi, Chairman of IEEE Student Branch Executive Committee gave a presentation about the definition of education and success, and how can we exploit our capabilities with IEEE, he urged the students to be unique, to stop being clones of each other and being just among statistics, to be told by their achievements, and he described how we can improve each aspect by participating in IEEE’s endless opportunities, such as scholarships, student awards, contests, conferences and societies, then he talked about the activities to be held in the student branch such as courses, workshops, seminars and field trips and other activities that will insure reaching the potential of engineering students.
After that, there was coffee break for guests and then sketch by students from the University for Fun.
Then the EMBS launching event was started with Advisor Dr.Mohammad Al-Abed word, he talked about the field of Biomedical Engineering and some of its most important sub-disciplines. And the importance and support of scientific and professional organizations was emphasized. Dr. Al-abed presents the EMBS chapter, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of the IEEE.
Then the Chairman of the student chapter Zaid Al-Qaddoumi talked about its mission, types of membership, publications and benefits. He also mentioned the professional and academic activities organized.
Then Dr.Rola Al-Abdullat teacher from the BME department, she gave a very informative presentation about world of biomedical engineering. And the combination of design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve patient health care and the quality of life was discussed.
Then the Chairman (Zaid Al-Qaddoumi) Introduce Students Branch Executive Committee and role of them in accomplish the EMBS chapter.
Finally, we celebrate in launching IEEE EMBS HU Student Chapter and 10th anniversary for the IEEE HU Student Branch.
The Speakers expressed their gratitude for the invitation to Hashemite University, and their optimism for the current campaign; they were impressed by the organizing and attendance of the event, and their interest in participation in other activities for the branch, and showed the utmost support and assistance to the team.
The attendance was about 250 Students from 14 different Majors, which we wish to be an indication for a great year for IEEEHU and EMBS chapter.