4th Virtual Pub Quiz on Power and Energy

Organized by the IEEE PES SBC at the University of Manchester 

On Friday, 22nd March 2024, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Student Branch Chapter at the University of Manchester (UoM) hosted their 4th Virtual Pub Quiz competition on Power and Energy event. 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 9 registrations and was hosted via the Zoom online meeting platform. 

Figure 1. Event Flyer 

On the day, Vice Chair Samvit Mavinkurve gave a welcome speech. He briefly spoke about the history of IEEE PES at the University of Manchester and the structure of the quiz. This session lasted for about 5 minutes. 

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. Some questions were tricky and divided participants while others had complete consensus. 

Figure 2. Zoom meeting with some of the participants 

The online software Slido was used as the quiz platform. This allowed participants to answer from their own devices and see how the group voted before the correct answer was revealed. 

Figure 3. Leaderboard partway through the quiz 
Figure 4. Screenshot of Slido question and participant answers

The quiz winner and runners-ups were awarded £20, £15, and £5 cash respectively. This event received positive feedback from attendees, with comments and buzz words including “well-designed”, “fun”, and “informative”.  

The IEEE 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 in an in-person format. 

Elizabeth Michalenko 

IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter at the University of Manchester