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!

Region 10 Student/GOLD/WIE Congress Auckland 2011

Region 10 Student/GOLD/WIE Congress Auckland 2011 Website

The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch proudly brings you an international event of unmatched scope.

Are you ready to take the next step and expand your global outlook? Do you want to mingle with international delegates from all over the world, from every country between Japan, Pakistan and New Zealand? If so, then this event is for you!

In July this year, The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch is hosting an international conference for IEEE members, and we have limited openings for our IEEE Student Members. The conference is open for local members from the 8th to the 10th July.

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Job Skills Seminar 2011

The Job Skills Seminar was yesterday and we had a great turnout to the event once again with over 70 attending! We had two brilliant speakers, Shaun Pulman from University Careers Services and Marion Rogers from Tri-Tek Services. A big shout-out also has to go out to all the execs that turned up on the day to help out and those that helped in the days leading up to the event. Below you may download Shaun’s Powerpoint slides.

Download Shaun Pulman’s Slides

Highlights of the day included:

* Hengjie, our Chairman, MCing the event with his beloved iPad 2
* Josheel, our Treasurer, suiting up

For all our members who have signed up, don’t forget we still have the Practice Interviews coming up next Tuesday!

UoA SB team places second in the world in IEEEXtreme


Congratulations to Team Tlura Quefrency, comprising University of Auckland Student Branch members Ronald Chan, Tapio Saarinen and Ralph Versteegen, who placed second in the world in the IEEEXtreme 24-hour programming competition!

Ronald, Tapio and Ralph were one of just ten teams to solve all seventeen problems in the competition.  Teams were then ranked on the basis of the sum of submit times for each problem and the number of incorrect submissions.  The result puts them at the top of Region 10 (Asia-Pacific).  (The winning team was from the Region 8 (Europe-Middle East-Africa).)

Fourteen teams from the University of Auckland Student Branch were among over 900 internationally to battle it out in an intense programming competition on Labour weekend, from 1 p.m. Saturday 23 October to 1 p.m. Sunday 24 October (New Zealand Daylight Time).  Unfathomable Fathoms (who by an administrative mix-up are called “Placeholder1” in the rankings), comprising Itamar Amith, Glen Robertson and Danver Braganza, solved sixteen problems and finished 15th in the world.

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UoA Branch Members Ranked Second in the World in IEEEXtreme

Competitors migrate to the engineering cafe for dinner

Congratulations to Citrus Celebration, comprising Itamar Amith, Ronald Chan and Glen Robertson, on scooping up second place in the IEEEXtreme 3.0 international programming competition!

The team finished the 24-hour competition with 22,641 points, narrowly missing out on first place to a team from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. They were one of just three teams in the world to successfully solve all twelve problems of the competition’s general contest. The results of the special contest propelled them from third place to second place, ahead of a team from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

With fifteen teams, the UoA Student Branch entered one of the largest contingents in the world. The Swizzlers, comprising Edward Peek, Ben Deeming and Andrew Chambers, was placed in the top 30 with 9,067 points, and a further four Auckland teams were ranked in the top 100.
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IEEE Quiz Night 2009

The UoA IEEE Student Branch organised and ran the ECE 2009 Quiz on Thursday October 1. There were six rounds giving the 20 teams of students a wide range of challenging questions, with quiz-master Dr Andrews often providing informative comments and humorous insights.

Team Awesomeness tied with Ampere’s Nightmare after the final round with 52 points each, but the tie-breaker question handed the $100 prize to Ampere’s Nightmare.

The heavily competitive night was well received with a good supply of pizza and drinks and the event is well on the way to becoming an institution!

Part IV Project Tour

The UoA IEEE Student Branch this year again organised a tour for all Part I engineering students. Around 60 people turned up to get an idea of what you can get up to in the ECE department.

They weren’t disappointed, as there were plenty of amazing projects to look at. Many were interactive and hands-on which kept the tour interesting.

After the tour, pizza was supplied and students were treated to a speech about what the IEEE does and the benefits of becoming a student member.