Fall, 2020 – IEEE AESS BRACU SB announces the commencement of one of its most prestigious and distinguished event – Satellite Expedition Contest 2020 (previously titled “Satellite Mission Idea Contest”). Satellite Expedition Contest seeks for innovative, inclusive and quality paper submissions pertaining to micro/nano satellites which could potentially serve to benefit the general human society. It encourages enthusiasts to further develop and enhance their paper writing skills and stimulate extensive research in the field of Aerospace Electronics. The first annual of the event, which was conducted on official campus grounds, received immense recognition and embraced engagement from a large number of enthusiasts. Due to the sustaining pandemic, the second annual of the competition was executed and conducted online for the very first time with an increased prize pool; a grand total of 37,000 BDT for the event was dispensed. Organized and administered by the Chapter itself, the organizing committee had also established collaboration with LaSSET and partnership with UNICEF Bangladesh and UNICEF Global. The Chapter had also dedicated significant amount of effort and time in establishing an affiliation with a very prominent corporate organization – Akash DTH, who had agreed upon a financial sponsorship of two of the Chapter’s most prestigious events and contributed a very generous fund grant. The event had also employed services and expertise of numerous students embodying different educational institutes from all over the nation, in order to serve as Event Ambassadors. On 4th December, the organizing committee successfully arranged and conducted a workshop. The workshop addressed different technical and procedural aspects and also provided a platform for contestants to put their queries and concerns forward. The workshop was conducted by none other than BRAC Onnesha Engineers   Mr. Abdulla Hil Kafi & Ms. Raihana Islam Shams Antara. Subsequently, the initial phase also called for paper submissions from registered teams. The competition had embraced registration and submissions from a total of 10 teams. The final phase of the competition will summon 5 teams as finalists to an online presentation on their submitted papers. Additionally, a judging panel will be appointed in order to oversee the presentations and impart evaluation reports. Finally, winning teams will be announced and awarded with the designated prize money and winning certificates.

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