Every year the IEEE organize the Egyptian Engineering Day which is an annual exhibition, i talked about it in this previous post.
This year it is the 8th Egyptian Engineering Day (EED 2009) which took place at Cairo International Conference Center, Nasr City, Egypt. The EED event this year was three days.
At First Day (Day Zero), it is required from the teams participating to sign in and set-up their project in their assigned booth.
The booth assigned for each team is 2×1 meters in space and allowed to take one meter in the hall. Each booth should contains 2 chairs, 1 table and an electrical plug.
The booths was divided by category, each category is grouped together in one place as you can see in the map.
Also there was Made In Egypt (MIE) Competition taking place, where the participants was making presentations for judged to evaluate them as final part of competition as i will discuss later on another post.
At the same day,there was also some useful sessions.
In the Second Day (Day One), there was an opening ceremony to welcome the guests and announce the EED program attended by some ministers and other important people in the field.
Dr.Samir Shaheen and ministers Dr.Ahmed Darwish and Dr.Said Meshaal at the opening ceremony
Audience at opening ceremony
Then the projects gallery was open for visitors, and there was sessions and discussions also taking place concurrently with the exhibition.
At the same time, the EED Competition’s Judgment starts for participant teams. The Judges are expected to pass by the projects at any time within the day. Every team have only 10 minutes to present their project.
At the Third Day (Day Two) and final day, the project exhibition is opened for visitors and there are concurrent sessions running on in different fields.
At the end of the day and EED, there is a closing ceremony and announcement of the results of the two competitions which are Made In Egypt (MIE) Competition and Egyptian Engineering Day (EED) Competition.
In the MIE competition, there are only five winners from about 60 teams that passed the phases of competition succesfuly.
The winners of MIE are from any engineering field. On the other hand, in the EED competition there are categories for each award with respect to engineering field.
There are many awards also for each category, as you can see in next figure.
Tocco won the award: Dr. Othman Abdel-Latif Badr Award for Best Graduation Project in Computer Engineering. The award was certificates for each member and 3,000 L.E.
They don’t announce the places, each team takes an award. But because our project was very popular to the people (especially the organizers) and they liked it very much. The results was leaked to us before announcing it :D, knowing that we took highest grade of all teams in the field of Computer Engineering.
At the closing ceremony, the hall crowded and full, and many people did not find any place to sit and stayed standing up. The hall was full of press and television to cover the event.
One of the Winners
OTV talking with one of the winners
Back to Tocco, we made a brochure for the project to give an idea about the project to the visitors of EED.
Tocco was very popular in the EED and all the visitors was very amazed and excited about it.
Tocco booth was crowded with people all the time. The visitors that liked Tocco was from all ages from small kids to old people. Also from all fields of engineering and outside it.
Even the organizers left their work and came to see Tocco :D.
There was also another contest which called X-treme innovation Contest where it is decided by the visitors for best project in each filed of engineering. The visitors are given stickers to give it to best project they see in their opinion. The Project with more stickers will win. Most of the visitors gave us the sticker and we collected the largest number of stickers in the Computer Engineering Field (Dark Blue Sticker).
Stickers Given by Vistors at contest
They was very nice days and we were having a lot of fun. I will not discuss more and leave you with some pictures of Tocco at EED.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
There was about 200 teams (including the MIE teams) participating in the EED, all are engineers from different fields from all around Egypt. For more information about projects participated in the Egyptian Engineering Day (EED) 2009, you can download the (PDF): EED_2009_Booklet.
For more details about EED, go to their main website.