IEEE in Australia
Australia has the 7th largest number of IEEE members of any nation, standing at over 6,500 at the end of 2008. IEEE is represented in Australia through the Australia Council, seven Sections, one Sub-Section, forty-seven Chapters, nine Affinity Groups and twenty-six Student Branches.
About the Australia CouncilThe Australia Council was established in 1986 to serve the member Australian Sections. On behalf of the Sections, the Council:
- coordinates Australian visits of international distinguished lecturers
- liaises with other technical and professional societies at a national level
- promotes IEEE through national activities
- supports Australian hosting of major IEEE conferences
- acts or responds on behalf of Australian Sections as required from time to time
Student Paper Contest 2013 (Details below)
The IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Award (Details below)
Coming to Brisbane, Australia 2015 ICASSP
STUDENT PAPER CONTEST 2013
(Closing dates: 30 Nov 2013 for UG and 30 Jan 2014 for PG)
The IEEE Australia Council (IEEE AC) sponsored Student Paper Contest 2013 for postgraduate and undergraduate students is now open. The IEEE Australia Council Student Paper Contest (SPC) for postgraduate and undergraduate students offers the IEEE Student members an opportunity to exercise and improve both written and verbal communication skills. Throughout an engineer’s career, the graduates are constantly called upon to communicate ideas to others. Researching, writing, and presenting a paper provides a student with invaluable early experience in expressing ideas related to their professional field. Since the paper contest’s primary function is to improve the engineering student’s communicative skills all IEEE student member in Australia are encouraged to participate in this contest. The contest will be conducted for two separate categories; one for undergraduate students and one for postgraduate students. For the promotion of engineering profession among female students, the contest also offers prizes in both categories to the members of IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group.
THE IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Awards
This is a great opportunity to get your student branch efforts recognised by the IEEE Australia Council. There are great prizes to be won.
The Student Branch Awards from the IEEE Australia Council (AC) recognise outstanding Student Branch achievements by student members engaged in activities conforming to IEEE objectives and purposes.
These would include, for example:
• Significantly improving the vitality of the Branch with regard to activities, membership, or finances.
• Effective interaction of the Branch with the local Section or Region, or IEEE technical societies, e.g. seminars, conferences etc.
• Community involvement that benefits the schools and/or the community, the image of the IEEE, and the image of engineering in general.
All IEEE Student Branches in Australia will be eligible to enter in the competition.
Australia Council shall provide the cash prize of AUD1000 dollars for the competition. The awards will be called “IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Awards”, with a winner and a runner up.
For more information on how to enter, the entry requirements and entry form, please click here or email your enquiries to the IEEE Australia Council Student Activities Coordinator: Sharonlim@ieee.org