University of Manchester PES SB Chapter: Quiz Competition and AGM

PES SB Chapter at the University of Manchester (UoM) hosted the 2nd Virtual Pub Quiz competition on power and energy topics. This social activity was organized to promote knowledge of IEEE, IEEE PES, and the latest development in the power and energy space among university students all over the world. This event attracted 20 registrations and was hosted via the Zoom online meeting platform on 31st March 2022.

Event Flyer

Mr. Omoniyi Akinpelumi, the Chair of the PES SB Chapter, made a welcome opening remark and thereafter gave a brief talk on the vision and mission of the SB chapter. He also explained some of the importance and benefits of IEEE and IEEE PES opportunities to university students. The power and energy quiz session took place thereafter with a total of 40 questions contended, ranging from IEEE development-related questions to foundational electrical engineering questions. The Kahoot online application software was used as the quiz platform and hence was used to capture both the correctness and timeliness of answers in ensuring fair competition for the prize awards, thus attendees were all fully focused and excited.

Podium of top three quiz winners

Screenshot of Kahoot application screen and attendees answering a quiz question

The quiz winners were awarded cash prizes. This event received positive feedback from attendees, with comments buzz words including “well-designed”, “fun”, and “informative”. The PES SBC at UoM would like to thank all the attendees for their participation and we hope to continue this kind of activity next year.

PES UoM SB Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 11th Feb 2022. A detailed review of events organized by the outgoing committee was presented and a democratic election for the different roles was conducted. Mr. Keyi Wang who is the outgoing Chair highlighted the many successes recorded within his tenure ranging from the organization of periodical virtual pub-quiz shows, the increase in the SBC’s social media followings and more importantly, the successful virtual hosting of a site visit to Drax Power Station and the MEEPS conference. Based on these excellent achievements, the SBC was awarded the best IEEE PES SBC for IEEE Region 8 in the special category awards. As regards the elections, Omoniyi Akinpelumi, who served as the vice-chair for the outgoing committee, was elected as the new chair of the SBC committee. Details of the other new committee members are listed below.

Photo of the new SBC Committee members

2022 PES UoM SB Chapter Committee:

Information on new SB Chapter committee members as seen below have their photos arranged above, from top left to bottom right.

Chair: Omoniyi Akinpelumi,

Vice-Chair: Wenzhu Liu

Secretary: Omer Elmogamer

Treasurer/Event Coordinator: Airam Perez Guillen

Industrial Liaison Officer: Christian Nwosu

Social Media/Events & Publicity Officer: Xinyun Liu

Web Coordinator: Shuai Wang

For more information on the PES UoM SB Chapter, visit: http://www.ieee-manchester.org.uk/

Omoniyi Akinpelumi
PES SB Chapter at the University of Manchester