Our Branch came 9th in the IEEE Region 10 Website Competition

9th out of 58 entries in IEEE Region 10 Website Competition

Recently, we received the results of the IEEE Region 10 Website Competition and we’re pleased to announce that we have come 9th out of 58 entries. This is a good improvement over our previous entry (last year), where we achieved 11th place in the competition, by submitting a brand new design. It is certainly our hope to do better next year and to continuously improve our website for the benefit of our members.

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Student Branch wins the Region 10 Outstanding Student Branch Award 2011

On the 8th of July, The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch was presented with the 2011 Region 10 Outstanding Student Branch Award. The Branch also received a certificate for third place as an Exemplary Student Branch in 2010. The awards were presented to the Branch during the Congress Dinner of the IEEE Region 10 Student/GOLD/WIE Congress held in Auckland.

From left: Chuan-Zheng Lee, holding the 2010 Award; Adrian Pais, 2002 Branch Chair; and Hengjie Wang, holding the Outstanding Student Branch 2011 Award

Professor Michael Davies, The University of Auckland Dean of Engineering, was delighted by the Branch being presented with the awards for both 2010 and 2011. “The award of the top student branch in 2011 is a reflection of the professional way in which the Auckland IEEE Student Branch contributed to the success of the Congress as well as their other activities.”

Dr. Nirmal Nair, The University of Auckland IEEE SB Counsellor since 2005, remarks that the Branch has come a long way in terms of strategic and sustained growth and for the quality of activities it offers to its members. He is particularly delighted with the fact that the Branch has served as a wonderful incubator for leadership amongst its student branch volunteers.

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ECE Indoor Soccer Tournament

The annual Student Branch ECE Indoor Soccer Tournament is coming up soon.

When: Tuesday 13th of September, 2pm to 5pm
Where: University Recreational Centre (Gym)
Registration deadline: Tuesday 30th August (contact your class rep now!)
Who: Current students in ECE, Mechatronics, Engineering Science, Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science.

Who will take home the Endace Cup this year? Will the ECE Postgrads keep the cup from last year, or will the newcomers from Engineering Science or Biomedical Engineering take the cake?

If you want to enter the tournament, please contact your class representatives urgently, they’re organising the teams. Depending on levels of interest, your class representatives might join forces to make joint teams (e.g. Software Eng. Part 2 and 3). Please note that EEE and CSE Part 2 already have 5 players – contact the class representatives if you want to join them as a substitute.

The format is 5-a side knockout with rolling subs, 15 minutes a game and with sudden death penalty shootouts. More details of the rules and draw will be out soon.

Don’t forget there will also be free food and drinks for tournament participants =)
Even if you aren’t in the team come along and support your specialisation!