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The UTech, Ja. Student Branch has reaped success at previous

SoutheastCons. In 2012, the team placed first in the Open Hardware

competition as well as the Technical Paper. In 2013, the team

placed third in the Technical Paper and won the Ethics competition.

In 2015, the UTech, Ja team placed first in the website competition,

second in the Instagram challenge, and won challenges in the Texas

Instruments workshop as well as the student leaders workshop.

ThePMMeets EngineeringStudents

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 the Ministry of Science, Energy and

Technology hosted a Cabinet post-budget cocktail event at the

Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston at which representatives from

the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student

Branch, UTech, Jamaica were invited, mere days after they

returned from their international competition at the IEEE South East

Conference, USA. During the cocktails, the students were given the

opportunity to showcase their creativity in the work they have been

doing. The students interacted with the Ministers of Government

present as well as Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness

and his wife, Hon. Mrs. Juliet Holness, Member of Parliament for St.

Andrew East Rural.

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UTech, Jamaica Students Showcase Robotics Innovations

The Hon. Juliet Holness, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness and Member

of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural was happy to take a photograph with members of

the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch, UTech, Jamaica.

Pictured from left are SCIT students, Agyei Masters, Raffique Muir and Mordon Daily proudly

displaying their Robotic innovation.

President Vasciannie Meets Robotics Team

On April 19, 2017 President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie visited the School of Engineering, interacted with students and staff in the IEEE Main Office and was

fascinated with the work of the IEEE Student Branch. Below are photo highlights of the President’s visit and interaction with the drone and a robot, called

Robot X created by the students.

Prof Vasciannie tries out Robot X with the help of SCIT

student, Agyei Masters (2


left) while Kevon Graham,

fourth year SCIT student assists.

Faculty members, and students of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing pose for a group photograph with

President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie (holding Robot X). (Front row from left are) Dr. Dave Muir, lecturer, School

of Engineering, Romaine Gordon, 3


year student, School of Engineering, Richard Clarke, Diploma student,

School of Engineering. 2


row from left are Mordon Dailey, SCIT 3


year student, Sherika Richards, 3



student, School of Business Administration, Lomar Lilly, student, SCIT, Ms. Karlene Black, Vice Dean, Faculty of

Engineering and Computing, Agyei Masters, 3


year student, SCIT and Brandon Chung, first year SCIT student.

June 2017

| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica