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Present Around the World Competition (PATW)


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Come and hear our four 2017 finalists give their short presentations and compete for a place in the regional final.

Date and Time

24 May 2017 - 18:00-20:30


Chelmsford, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - East:Essex local network.

About this event

Students and Young Professionals up to age 30 are invited to enter the Present Around the World competition. Entrants are required to give a presentation lasting ten minutes on an engineering subject of their choice and should be prepared to answer questions for a further five minutes.  Presenters do not have to be current members of the IET.

Subjects covered could be those studied as part of a degree or a project you've been involved in at work. The judging is split 25% technical content, 75% presentation skills, enabling Younger Members at varying levels of study or career to participate. There are cash prizes to be won plus the opportunity to compete in national and international competitions. 

Anyone may attend as part of the audience to hear talented students and Young Professionals give their presentations for this competition.  

Come and hear our four 2017 finalists give their short presentations and compete for a place in the regional final.

1. Surviving in Space – Qualifying Image Sensors
by : Simran Sawhney

CCD and CMOS silicon imaging sensors must be designed and manufactured to be able to remain functional in the intense conditions of a space mission. This is critical for every launch because if the sensor fails during a mission it cannot be replaced and the mission goals could be compromised. To qualify these sensors, they are subjected to several tests which simulate the extreme conditions of space flight. Some tests focus on the mechanical strength, some on electrical functionality, and others focus on whether the sensor can survive the extreme temperatures and radiation environment of space. This has been carried out for missions including NASA’s New Horizons – to explore Pluto and its Moons; ESA’s GAIA mission – to 3D map our galaxy; and most recently ESA’s JUICE mission – to explore Jupiter’s moons. 

 This presentation will explain the need to qualify image sensors for space applications and how this qualification is performed.

2. Earth Observation from Space
by : Joe Gannicliffe

I will present on Earth observation from space, primarily focussing on optical earth observation, the technology and the appications.

I will conclude with how the images captured are used to provide valuable information on the health of the planet.

3. The Mind Machine Interface
by : Diviya Devani

Imagine being able to move an object using your mind. It might sound like something from a futuristic film, but advances in technology mean it is no longer an impossible concept. As part of my third year university project, I spent some time investigating the potential of creating a brain computer interface. The experiments included using magnetoencephalography (MEG), to explore the feasibility of creating a, non-invasive pathway, between neural activity in the brain and a computer.  There have been many technological developments in this field and I hope to open your mind to the endless possibilities.

4. Taking Pictures with Shadows
by : Dipendra Mistry

Image reconstruction plays a crucial role in many areas of engineering today. These algorithms can be used to build 2D and 3D images of an object for later analysis and investigation. In the case of healthcare these techniques are used to image cancerous tumours and broken bones, whereas in other areas of engineering, image reconstruction is commonly used for non-destructive testing and security inspection.

In this presentation, I will be speaking about a technique known as “projection reconstruction” which is commonly used in medical X-ray imaging. During my final year project at University I designed and tested a portable system to demonstrate this technique using an LED light source. I will discuss how this system was designed and some of the interesting results achieved using drinking straws.


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