5th December, Saturday – IEEE AESS BRACU SBC with IEEE BRACU SB arranged and organized its long awaited virtual workshop corresponding to one of its most distinguished event “National CanSat Competition 2020”. The session convened at 8:00 PM local time and was commenced shortly after; the session concluded at around 9:45 roughly. The session was supervised and monitored by members of the AESS Executive Panel. Sajid Hossain, Vice Chair of IEEE AESS BRACU SBC was designated as the event moderator and had adhered to his obligations accordingly. The event was executed on an online platform – Google Meet, due to scarcity of viability and feasibility of the session being conducted on official campus grounds. Upon prior consultation and cordial invitation, Mr. Abdulla Hil Kafi and Ms. Raihana Islam Shams Antara had already expressed their strong interest and enthusiasm in gracing the event as speakers. The session officially commenced with Chapter Vice Chair Sajid Hossain embracing the speakers with a formal greeting and introduction. It was followed by a brief introduction of the competition, its roots and the extensive and significant changes to the competition under online arrangements, voiced by Mr. Kafi. Subsequently, he provided more insight on the primary objectives of the competition, the crucial criteria and guidelines that contestants must adhere to; the designated rulebook was used as a reference all the while. Subsequent to thorough elaborations on all the significant aspects of the competition, contestants were provisioned with the opportunity to put any sustaining queries forward which was then addressed and clarified by Mr. Kafi. The final segment was voiced by Ms. Antara, who took the opportunity to address the competition’s roots and incentives more comprehensively. Additionally, she also provided a more detailed and comprehensive insight on the technical aspects of a CanSat; the different subsystems & their constituents, the different required electrical components and their essential specifications. Subsequently, Ms. Antara shared her very own experience by demonstrating practical images and videos of fabrication, deployment and operation of her very own CanSat. Finally, the session housed a final Q/A segment where queries put forward by contestants were addressed and clarified by the speakers. The event finally concluded with a short reminder of the competition’s important deadlines and a brief farewell speech delivered by Chapter Chair Ananna Hossain. The speakers also took the opportunity to express their appreciation towards such an occasion, the organizing committee and also the participants’ enthusiasm & engagement.

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