Pink Day, October-15th-2018

In an endeavor to create awareness among the female fraternity of DHA Suffa University, DSU Women Empowerment Society organized a seminar on breast cancer awareness in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCHRC). To show solidarity to the cause, October 15, 2018 was observed as Pink Day in DHA Suffa University. Subject expert, Dr. Rabab Zehra, delivered an informative lecture, which was followed by a question-and-answer session. She discussed the causes, symptoms and prevention of breast cancer and guided the audience on how to self-screen for early detection. Renowned actress Ms. Maya Ali, campaign ambassador from Shaukat Khanum Hospital, also addressed the audience during this seminar.

Hydraulic Arm Project Display 2018

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.

Team Zarrar Wins

Team Zarrar DHA Suffa University, won Propellair 2018 in both Engine and Electric Categories. The Event was organized by iMechE NED Chapter inviting teams to design, build and fly RC Aircrafts to perform two specific missions including barrel roll, hammerhead and Immelmann maneuvers and dropping of payload. A total of 20 teams from different universities of Karachi and Hyderabad participated in the event including NED, PNEC, NUST, Mehran University and Nazir Hussain University.
The team participated in both Engine and Electric power categories of RC Aircrafts with team names of Aflatoon and Chensi. Both teams stood as winners in respective categories by successfully performing both missions of aerobatic maneuvers and payload drop with professional excellence.
Team Zarrar DHA Suffa University is the only team in Pakistan having earned major recognition and awards in all national aerospace competitions.. In 2018 it was the only team in the UAS Challenge UK that cleared technical inspections within 60 seconds.

University of Hertfordshire UK

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between DHA Suffa University and the University of Hertfordshire UK at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, on April 16, 2018. At the MoU signing ceremony, DHA Suffa University was represented by its Dean EAS, Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi, while the University of Hertfordshire was represented by its Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and International Development), Mrs. Julie Newlan. Delegates at the ceremony included Mr. Stuart Smith and Mr. Sayaz Miah from the University of Hertfordshire’s International Office. As per this MoU, DHA Suffa University and the University of Hertfordshire have agreed to explore possibilities of academic cooperation through joint degree programs, student and faculty exchange, faculty development as well as knowledge and research sharing in various academic disciplines.

IMechE UAS Challenge UK

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a renowned international engineering society, organized the annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge from June 17 to 19, 2018 at Snowdonia Aerospace Center, Llanbedr, Wales, and UK. The competition involved design, construction, development and demonstration of an autonomous and intelligent UAS, capable of carrying out a humanitarian aid mission. DHA Suffa University’s Team Zarrar became the first team from Pakistan and South Asia to receive certification for both rotary and fixed-wing autonomous flights and to participate for the second consecutive year in this prestigious competition. The team, led by faculty advisors from departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, designed, fabricated and flew an automated state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), equipped with a programmable autopilot, on-board camera and computer-based ground target recognition. Team Zarrar received immense recognition on achieving the fastest record of 54 seconds in completing UAS Scrutiny Phase. The team also secured highest score in Technical Report of the UAS Challenge.

International Arduino Day 2018

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.