First year Computer Engineering students under the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics attended an extensive training at Neuro Technologies in Dubai and learnt more on electro static discharge (ESD), Elvis Boards and Hakko Soldering Techniques. This trip was arranged to supplement their knowledge and understanding about the importance of using ESD compliant devices and equipment in the Engineering labs, part of practical work under CCE1020, Fundamentals of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) module. NI ELVIS is also an integral part of the NI electronics education platform, combining simulation of circuits and measurements from NI ELVIS instruments inside the NI Multisim capture and simulation environment. The training was conducted by most dynamic, Mr Satish V P, Managing Director of Neuro Technology Middle East. Neuro Technology is the provider for all ESD compliant equipment in the Physical Computing and Engineering Lab at the University and is also the first distributor worldwide selected by Hakko Corporation to conduct ‘Hakko Soldering School’ approved by Japanese standards.
Mr Satish was really impressed by the students’ intellect and enthusiasm and the students thoroughly enjoyed the training, one of the students remarked:
“It was a really fascinating experience and we learnt about how important it is to use safety measures while using devices in our lab. It was very informative and enriching. We also answered a quiz and examined devices. Overall, it was an amazing field trip and we learnt a lot out of it.”
The training was organized by Dr. Fehmida Hussain, head of DCEI and the students were accompanied by Ms Pallavi Ranjan and Zuhaib Siddiqui.