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Awards and Competitions

IEEE Student Branch Competition
Call for 2008 IEEE R10 Student Congress - Host Team
Australian Council Student Branch Competition


IEEE Student Congress

An IEEE Student Congress is held annually in Region 10, typically in July. The IEEE NSW Section offers sponsorship for one NSW student to attend, and covers basic costs only and registration fees. Express interest/proposal direct to the IEEE NSW committee in April.



Student Paper contest awards

The Student Paper contest awards available to Students in NSW (and Australia ?) are conducted annually with paper/.pdf submissions due to the committee mid January typically. These awards are the:

  • “Max Simons IEEE NSW Section Student Paper Award”;
  • “IEEE Australia Council Student Paper Award” [ in abeyance since 2002].; and
  • “IEEE Region 10 Student Paper Contest”.

All student papers received are eligible for the “Max Simons Student Paper Award”, and the top 2 papers received are automatically elevated by the IEEE NSW Section to the IEEE Australia Council and Region 10 Contests. The “Max Simons Student Paper Award” carries a monetary prize and a sponsored dinner at the IEEE NSW Section AGM held on the last Friday evening of November each year. Refer to Section Archives for previous winners of the “Max Simons IEEE NSW Section Student Paper Award”.

The detailed selection / evaluation criteria for all papers are detailed at the IEEE Australia Council website and comprise the following:

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Paper selection criteria:

  1. Problem Statement
  2. Significance
  3. Contribution
  4. Originality
  5. Solution Method
  6. Discussion
  7. Spelling and Grammar
  8. Readability
  9. Tables and Figures
  10. Organisation and Layout
  11. Development of Argument
  12. Does the paper contain any technical errors?



2007 Joint Lecture Program

A student paper presentation can be scheduled in the annual IEEE lecture program to provide students a forum for joint Engineers Australia and IEEE involvement. Express interest/proposal direct to the IEEE NSW committee.



200 free student memberships program

These sponsored memberships are held each year and are open to undergraduate EE, computer and science related engineering students in NSW Universities. These are issued on 1st in basis – noting it is basic membership only and excludes membership costs to individual IEEE societies. 


IEEE & NSW Universities

The IEEE NSW Section has an initiative to establish a “mentoring” connection between the Section and Student branches within NSW. The mentoring contacts can provide assistance into making a connection between Section events and also guiding inactive Student Branches back into activity. The following nominations show representatives for each University in NSW;

  • University of Newcastle, Dr Ian Boyd;
  • University of Wollongong, Prof Philip Ogunbona;
  • Macquarie University, Dr Karu Esselle;
  • University of Technology Sydney, Dr Trevor Bird;
  • University of NSW, Ms Stephanie Boyd;
  • University of Western Sydney, Prof Mahmoud Nagrial;
  • University of Sydney, Mr David Burger;
  • Charles Sturt University, Mr David Tien.
  • University of New England (none identified)
  • Southern Cross University (none identified)
  • Australian Graduate School of Management (none identified)

 IEEE Structure in Australia  [click to enlage image]


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