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TISP (Teacher In-Service Program) || 6th Middle School of Lamia

The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) provides a forum for IEEE volunteers to demonstrate the application of engineering, science and mathematics concepts by sharing their real-world experiences with local pre-university educators or students

The program's goals are to:

--> Empower section volunteers to collaborate with their local pre-university community

--> Promote applied inquiry-based learning

--> Enhance the level of technical literacy of pre-university educators

--> Encourage pre-university students to pursue technical careers, including engineering

--> Increase the general level of technical literacy of pre-university students throughout their educational careers.

Athens Science Festival 2017 || Athens, Gazi

It is an Honor for IEEE Uth (Lamia) SB to participate to Athens Science Festival 2017 [29/3/2017-2/4/2017]

~Athens Science Festival description in Greek (below)~

Tο φεστιβάλ Επιστήμης και Καινοτομίας, Athens Science Festival, ξεκίνησε το 2014 και μέσα σε αυτά τα χρόνια έχει καθιερωθεί ως μια από τις μεγαλύτερες γιορτές της επιστήμης και της τεχνολογίας στην Ελλάδα.

Κάθε άνοιξη, για μια εβδομάδα, οι κάτοικοι και τα σχολεία της Αθήνας εξερευνούν την επιστήμη μέσα από διασκεδαστικούς, καινοτόμους και διαδραστικούς τρόπους. Την ίδια στιγμή ερευνητές, δάσκαλοι, διακεκριμένοι επιστήμονες και καλλιτέχνες δίνουν τον καλύτερό τους εαυτό για να εξηγήσουν την επιστήμη τους και να κάνουν το θεατή μέρος της.

Εκτός από τη μεγάλη συμμετοχή του κόσμου, που ξεπερνά κάθε χρόνο τους 30.000 επισκέπτες, το Athens Science Festival είναι περήφανο που όχι μόνο κατάφερε να πετύχει τους αρχικούς του στόχους, αλλά και να τους διευρύνει. Κάθε χρόνο τηρεί την υπόσχεσή του: συνδέει τις επιστήμες με την καθημερινή ζωή και αναδεικνύει το ρόλο τους, παρουσιάζει την υψηλής ποιότητας επιστημονική έρευνα που γίνεται στην Ελλάδα, συζητά και ψάχνει απαντήσεις σε πολύπλοκα και αμφιλεγόμενα επιστημονικά θέματα, εμπνέει και δημιουργεί νέα πρότυπα στο χώρο των επιστημών και εμψυχώνει τους νέους ανθρώπους να αναλογιστούν μια καριέρα κοντά στην επιστήμη. Αλλά κυρίως, το Athens Science Festival έχει καταφέρει να δείξει σε μικρούς και μεγάλους ότι η επιστήμη δεν είναι μόνο γνώση αλλά και ψυχαγωγία.

Το Athens Science Festival διοργανώνεται από τον εκπαιδευτικό οργανισμό «Επιστήμη Επικοινωνία – SciCo», το Βρετανικό Συμβούλιο, την Τεχνόπολη του Δήμου Αθηναίων, το Σύνδεσμο Υποτρόφων του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση και τη Γενική Γραμματεία Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας σε συνεργασία με πολλούς ακαδημαϊκούς, ερευνητικούς φορείς και εκπαιδευτικούς οργανισμούς.

Το Φεστιβάλ Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας δεν έμεινε στα όρια της ελληνικής πρωτεύουσας, αλλά ταξίδεψε στη Θεσσαλονίκη, αλλά και στην Κύπρο.

ASF 2017 Link: http://www.athens-science-festival.gr/

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Our table IEEE Uth (Lamia) SB Volunteers The Vice Chair of IEEE Greece Section (Region 8) is here to help us too! The Chair and Vice Chair of IEEE Greece Section (Region 8) Chair and Vice Chair of IEEE Greece Section +Vice Chair of Uth(Lamia) SB IEEE ASF 2017 Volunteer Team

"ΕΜΠΝΕΥΣΙΣ" Festival

It is an Honor for IEEE Uth (Lamia) SB to participate to "ΕΜΠΝΕΥΣΙΣ" festival with the project "Coffee mAIker".

The "Coffee mAIker" project was developed by 2 members (Anastasios Mexias and Evi Kavrochorianou) of IEEE Uth (Lamia) SB and A2rTEST Team (Applications and Architectures for Reconfigurable Technology).

Coffee mAIker is an automatic coffee machine that will make you coffee with the push of a button via the android app called "Coffee mAIker"!

~"ΕΜΠΝΕΥΣΙΣ" festival description in Greek (below)~

ΕΜΠΝΕΥΣΗ. ΠΑΘΟΣ. Αυτό είναι που λείπει σήμερα από τη νέα γενιά και τη μεγαλύτερη μερίδα των ανθρώπων. Όταν εμπνεόμαστε, προκαλείται μέσα μας μία ψυχική και διανοητική ευφορία. Είναι το σημείο που ξεκινά το μαγικό ταξίδι της δημιουργίας, μία στιγμή που μπορεί να αλλάξει τα πάντα. Είναι κάτι σαν ανάσα, σαν πνοή που δίνει ζωή σε όλες τις αισθήσεις μας.

Και η έμπνευση δεν είναι κάτι που αφορά μόνο τους καλλιτέχνες. Αφορά τον κάθε άνθρωπο που θέλει να είναι ζωντανός και δημιουργικός. Τον καθένα που ψάχνει να βρει αυτό που θα τον κάνει να υπερβεί τον εαυτό του. Που θα τον κάνει να “πετάξει” και να δημιουργήσει τον δικό του παράδεισο μέσα στη δουλειά του, στη σχέση του, στο σπίτι, στην παρέα του. Αυτός εξάλλου είναι και ο προορισμός μας. Γεννηθήκαμε για να ζήσουμε την εμπνευσμένη πλευρά της ζωής και να νοιώσουμε τον παράδεισο εσωτερικά και εξωτερικά.

Με αυτό το σκεπτικό λοιπόν, και επειδή πιστεύουμε αρκετά στην έμπνευση, γεννήθηκε το Έμπνευσις festival, ένα φεστιβάλ μη κερδοσκοπικού χαρακτήρα, το οποίο αποτελείται από ομιλίες διάρκειας 15 λεπτών, ανθρώπων από διαφορετικούς χώρους, οι οποίοι ακούγοντας την καρδιά τους έχουν επιτύχει στο χώρο τους και μπορούν να εμπνεύσουν νέα άτομα να ακολουθήσουν και αυτοί τα όνειρά τους.

Το πρώτο Έμπνευσις festival θα πραγματοποιηθεί στη Λαμία την Κυριακή 19 Μαρτίου στις 09.00πμ στο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο του Δήμου Λαμιέων, με πρωτοβουλία της εθελοντικής ομάδας Wheeling2help σε συνδιοργάνωση με την Περιφέρεια Στερεάς Ελλάδας και το Δήμο Λαμιέων.

"ΕΜΠΝΕΥΣΙΣ" Festival Link: http://www.wheeling2help.com/empneusis-festival/

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Coffee mAIker IEEE "ΕΜΠΝΕΥΣΙΣ" Festival Volunteer Team

8th Workshop: "Security for everything, everyone, anytime"

The challenge to protect companies, citizens and Governments from online threats is more and more complex every day. Higher amount and sophistication of the attacks make it necessary to strengthen the systems. Improving the security of the technologies we use is possible, but in order to achieve it we need qualified professionals with deep knowledge on cybersecurity.

In this educational environment, students are expected to acquire, through a mainly practical approach and under the guidance of experts, advanced knowledge of information security, to stimulate the early generation of talent that can be applied in their future careers.

The program includes:

--->Poster Session

--->Talks by experts

--->Competition between students

and many, many more...

Can you hack, or will you let yourself be hacked?

IEEE MASKE PARTY

Get the party started!

Το φοιτητικό παράρτημα IEEE Uth Λαμίας, της Σχολής Θετικών Επιστημών του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας διοργανώνει Maske Party την Πέμπτη 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2017 και ώρα 23:30 στο People Cafe - The House Project.

Φόρεσε... την καλύτερή σου διάθεση, βάλε τη φαντασία σου να δουλέψει και δώσε ραντεβού στο καλύτερο αποκριάτικο party της πόλης! Η καλύτερη στολή κερδίζει ένα μυστικό δώρο... Σας περιμένουμε! :-)

Pita Cutting 2017

Our Branch just honored the Greek New Year's pie-cutting tradition. We hope that the New Year brings everyone joy and happiness and we hope that it won't be short of either progress or health. Finally, we would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who joined us today.

1st Hellenic TISP Day

Greece IEEE Section Educational Activities organize the 1st Hellenic TISP Day on 11th of December 2016. It will take place in three cities of Greece at the same time. The venues will be interconnected and participants from different cities will be able to exchange information during the event. 1st Hellenic IEEE TISP Day, offers the opportunity to teachers who share the same worries and thoughts, to conduct inquiry based learning STEM lesson plans, exchange views, develop collaborations but also jointly find new ideas for the class of future.

For more info visit http://tispday.ieee.gr/

“Internet of Things” Workshop

On the 22th and 23th of November 2016 a workshop with the topic “Internet Of Things” took place at the University of Thessaly in Lamia by our Student Branch, where speakers from various places in Greece were invited to share their views, their ideas and to inform us about the prospects of this fascinating new field.

On the first day of the workshop 5 speeches were made, the topics of which were the following : “Internet of Things on Medical Applications”, “the LoRaWAN Technology for supporting IoT”, “IoT on Microsoft Azure”, ”Robots in assisted living environments unobtrusive, efficient, reliable and modular solutions for independent ageing”, ”Data security and privacy in the age of internet of things”.

On the second day of the workshop 2 speeches were made ,with the following topics: “Standardization activities and protocols for the Internet of Things”, “IoT technologies for the monitoring of patients and the support of independent living”. Moreover apart from the speeches an Arduino competition occurred where 4 teams consisting of 2-5 students demonstrated the projects that they had done. Afterwards each member of the winning team was awarded checks of 50 euros to spend to a famous department store.

All in all, the workshop was met with a huge acceptance with over 150 people attending .The event was conducted in a pleasant atmosphere with coffee and lunch breaks taking place after a certain period of time to ensure the vigilance of the speakers and the audience. Last but not least, we are really looking forward to organizing another workshop in the near future concerning an interesting new topic so as to broaden the students horizons.

IEEE Day and Night 2016

On October 5 2016 our IEEE UTH(Lamia) Student Branch in conjunction with the University of Thessaly ,celebrated IEEE day. At the beginning of the event the IEEE association, IEEE in region 8,IEEE Greek Section and IEEE UTH(Lamia) SB and its past and forthcoming activities were presented to the 150 student participants. Besides the introduction and the detailed analysis of the IEEE ,we organized an easy but interesting programming competition where four teams consisting of 4-5 people were asked to use the Scratch programming language so as to successfully complete the Pong game. Each member of the winning team was later awarded a power bank. Afterwards, a Coffee & Cake Session took place, where the participants had the chance to get to know us better, to be enlightened about IEEE ,about our goals as a Student Branch and to become IEEE members.

Moreover a party at the local cafeteria ‘People Café –The house project’ was organized at night so as to create a more pleasant atmosphere between us and the new members and to raise money that will be beneficial for accomplishing our planned activities.

Participation in IEEEXtreme 10.0

On October 22 2016 10 teams from the IEEE University of Thessaly (Lamia) Student Branch each consisting of 2-3 students participated in the IEEEXtreme 10.0 programming competition. The teams participating were “TeamCotC”, “ Hotkeyboards “ ,”Omegateam”, “TeamGTA”, “TeamCReal”, “123over” , “ Error404NameNotF” , “Integers”, “PsychoProgA” ,”TehLurdOfTehRein”.

On the evening of Friday all the teams gathered in our University with our proctor, Dr. Athanasios Kakarountas, waiting eagerly for the competition to begin. Throughout the 24- hour competition unlimited water, coffee and snacks were offered to the participating teams in order for them to perform as best they could. After 24 non-stop hours of fun, no sleep, lots of caffeine and even more coding, IEEEXtreme 10.0 came to an end.

In general, the event was conducted in a pleasant atmosphere and the students were fully concentrated on their work for the majority of the competition. The team that ranked first in our Student Branch,“TeamCotC”, took the 865th position in the global ranking and the 291th in Region 8.

To conclude, we look forward to participating in IEEEXtreme 11.0 where we hope even more teams will take part to this wonderful experience which combines knowledge with team spirit.

Arduino Competition

As the result of the Arduino Barcamp we organized during the last academic year, the members of our IEEE Student Branch and the students of our University requested us to organize a similar event this academic year, so we decided to organize an Arduino Competition.On Thursday, December 17th we had our first meeting in the auditorium of our University with more than 70 attendees. At the beginning of the meeting our professor Athanasios Kakarountas lectured on the fundamentals of the Arduino board and its programming.

After the attendees were introduced to the Arduino board, they were separated into groups of 5-6 people in order to choose a project of their own choice, built it and present it at the end of the academic year and be competed with the other teams. In order to built their project each group has been given an Arduino UNO microcontroller, as well as has been granted a budget enough for them to buy the components they will need. Before the competition takes place, the 15 teams will be participating at the weekly meetings to expand their knowledge regarding Arduino and to discuss their project progress.

3rd Open T.I.S.P 2.0 festival

On May 28 2016 our Student branch organized the third consecutive Open T.I.S.P 2.0 festival in the Central Square of Lamia ,Greece.

The event was met with a huge acceptance from students of all ages ,who came to take part in various activities in the area of engineering and programming. At their disposal they had materials for everyday use with which they were able to successfully complete the proposed activities chosen from tryengineering.org. Some of them were the Ship the Chip, the Tall Tower Challenge,the Arduino Blink Challenge.

At the end of the event the students left with an understanding of simple engineering and with the notion that every problem can be solved when you cut it down to pieces and work rigorously.

Upcoming Events

TISP (Teacher In-Service Program) || 1st Middle School of Lamia

On 24/5/2017 Uth(Lamia) IEEE S.B. will perform a TISP program as a part of the TISP series of this semester

The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) provides a forum for IEEE volunteers to demonstrate the application of engineering, science and mathematics concepts by sharing their real-world experiences with local pre-university educators or students

The program's goals are to:

--> Empower section volunteers to collaborate with their local pre-university community

--> Promote applied inquiry-based learning

--> Enhance the level of technical literacy of pre-university educators

--> Encourage pre-university students to pursue technical careers, including engineering

--> Increase the general level of technical literacy of pre-university students throughout their educational careers.

39th Annual Biology Conference

It is an Honor for IEEE Uth (Lamia) SB to support voluntarily the 39th annual biology conference that will take place in Lamia [25-27/05/2017].

~Conference description in Greek (below)~

Η Οργανωτική Επιτροπή του 39ου επιστημονικού συνεδρίου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Βιολογικών Επιστημών (ΕΕΒΕ) καλεί τα μέλη της και όλους όσοι ασχολούνται ερευνητικά με οποιονδήποτε κλάδο της Βιολογίας, ιδιαίτερα τους προ- και μεταπτυχιακούς φοιτητές, να συμμετάσχουν στο συνέδριο το οποίο θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην Λαμία από τις 25 έως τις 27 Μαΐου 2017.

Στο συνέδριο έχουν προσκληθεί για να δώσουν ομιλίες διακεκριμένοι επιστήμονες από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό. Το ετήσιο συνέδριο της ΕΕΒΕ έχει δημιουργήσει μιά μακρά επιστημονική παράδοση δίνοντας βήμα σε νέους επιστήμονες για να παρουσιάσουν την ερευνητική τους δραστηριότητα. Ετσι και φέτος, όπως κάθε χρόνο, ταυτόχρονα με την ανάρτηση των πόστερς, θα υπάρχουν παράλληλες συνεδρίες όπου προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές θα παρουσιάσουν προφορικά τις εργασίες τους.

Conference Link: http://conference2017.eebe.gr/

Eva Balini is a senior undergraduate student in the department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics at University of Thessaly. She is mainly interested in Biomedical Imaging, Programming and Startups. Eva teamed up with other students from all over Europe and participated in a few competitions, such as the Startify7 Bootcamp 2015 with the project "MicroView" which won the 2nd place, and NASA's Europa World Wind Competition with the project "DroneAid", which came 8th between other 35 projects from all over the world.

My name is Anastasios Mexias and I was born in Athens in 1997. I joined the “Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics” department of the University of Thessaly in 2015. My scientific interests are equally derived from the fields of Computer Science, more precisely Software and Hardware Engineering, Web Development and Data Analysis as well as Biology and Biomedicine (molecular and cell biology, biomedical engineering, biosensors technology). It is due to this that I strive to seamlessly combine the two through Bioinformatics. My end goal is to create “Quality Science” that will lead humanity towards very decisive steps into its future, and I strive to accomplish it through my stellar academic performance, my involvement with IEEE and the Research Team A2rTEST as well as my participation in both national and international scientific conferences.

Evi Chatziathanasiou is a senior undergraduate student in the department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics at University of Thessaly. She is interested in Bioengineering and Artificial intelligence. In addition she voluntarily deals with children aged 7 to 17 and she has won the second place for a research on Child Psychology to the 29th Greek Scouting Cultural Event.

Asimina Alafragki is studying Computer Science in the University of Thessaly (Lamia). She owns a senior high school diploma and speaks English quite fluently (Cambridge AICE). She has acquired a certain set of skills in C and Java, as well . She took part in several competitions, such as “Business Talents” and “IEEE Xtreme” in 2016 .

Maria Gkonta is a second year student at the University of Thessaly in the department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. She is interested in Biomedicine and in application engineering. She is also interested in volunteering and participating in different competitions and arduino projects .She is a member of an engineering team and speaks two foreign languages.

Filippos Pappas is studying Computer Science in the University of Thessaly (Lamia). He is mainly intrested in programming and gaming development as well as in volunteering and participating in events by IEEE, UTH and other non-profit organizations. His end goal is to share the knowledge he acquire and help others.

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