The CSR department and the students of DHA Suffa University raised funds in the month of Ramadan to assemble Eid packages for the children of Qayyumabad who participated in DSU Community Academy. A total amount of PKR 31,000 was collected and 25 Eid packages containing a variety of items including clothes, accessories and edibles were prepared for the children and their families. Student volunteers from DHA Suffa University along with CSR Coordinator, Admin Officer and a security guard went to Qayyumabad and distributed Eid presents. The aim of this drive was to bring smiles to the faces of children who were unable to celebrate Eid.
On May 9 and 10, 2018, the Mechanical Engineering department at DHA Suffa University organized a display of second semester term projects on “Hydraulic Arm” led by Engr. Syed Ali Afzal and Engr. Mansoor Dawson under the supervision of Engr. Mohammad Khurram and Engr. Zeeshan Vohra. The objective of the activity was to manufacture a Hydraulic Arm and offer the students a platform to display projects related to principles of Mechanical Engineering. The designs of Hydraulic Arm were highly appreciated by faculty members and guests.
The Electrical Engineering Department of DHA Suffa University celebrated International Arduino Day on May 10, 2018. The objective of this event, organized by Engr. Sara Noor and Engr. Haris Zikrur Rehman, was to motivate students to showcase their talents by designing innovative projects using Arduino. Arduino controller is a vital component of nearly all the engineering prototypes that can be developed into commercial products, creating new pathways for students to select their final year projects. This event provided a platform to people from academia and industry to share their experiences and guide future engineers, thus, bridging the gap between both domains.
Shell Eco-Marathon is an international competition that challenges students to produce innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles and compete against teams from around the world to achieve maximum fuel economy. Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2018 was held at Changi Exhibition Center Singapore from March 7 to 11, 2018.
Team DSU Shell Eco-Marathon officially represented DHA Suffa University in this prestigious competition. The team comprised of 9 undergraduate students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and was guided by Engr. Safa Sattar and Engr. Najiullah Hussaini. In its debut participation at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia, Team DSU passed all technical inspections within a day, which is a testament to the team’s exemplary level of preparation and professionalism.
As teams assembled on track, a number of experienced teams struggled to register valid runs, while Team DSU successfully performed two valid runs in three attempts. The team officially registered a fuel economy figure of 51 km/l, thereby, earning the unique honor of becoming one of the two teams from Pakistan to post valid fuel economy figures (Urban Concept Category) on the leader-board.
Team DSU’s performance at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2018 marks the successful culmination of a grueling first year for the team and represents the pursuit of excellence that is the hallmark of DHA Suffa University.
Team DSU achieved all its targets for the year 2018 and aims to compete with leading teams from around the world through ground-breaking innovations and continuous improvements in design, analysis and manufacturing of the vehicle.