Got an idea for making a water smart Australia? Want to work with top industry experts, present to and international audience and even win a grant to turn your idea into reality?
The 2nd Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge is your chance to do this and more. Kicking off this week, the challenge is a student-led innovation competition that aims to inspire international young water talent to take an active role in finding innovative and sustainable solutions to real-life delta and water problems.
This year’s focus is two-fold:
- The collection of water data through social media (crowd-sourcing), and;
- The development of smart decision-support applications (apps).
Join and submit your idea by 30 June to take part!
The Electrically Based Engineering Student Society (EBESS) is organising the ITEE Staff vs Student Cricket Competition.
May 17th, 2013 1:00-4:30pm.
Outdoor MPA (Softball Field) UQ
Teams of up to 6
(If you don’t have a team, sign up and you can be placed in one)
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING / MASTER OF ENGINEERING
Available in Electrical, Software, Electrical & Computer, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering.
An information session is being held for students to learn more about the new Bachelor of Engineering/Master of Engineering Program offered within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.
Why choose the BE/ME?
- The Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering (BE/ME) is the first five-year engineering degree in Australia to integrate a semester industry or research placement into a degree with Master’s level course work.
- Will provide graduates with world-class knowledge and skills in their field, as well as an enhanced ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
- The placement semester will put course content in context with industry and research projects. Overseas placements are encouraged, with the placement semester adjacent to summer holidays for travel flexibility.
- BE/ME graduates will have a head start in careers that require specialist skills and adaptability (eg. in consulting, corporate/government advising or industrial research) or when applying for research higher degrees at the world’s top institutions.
Date Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Time 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location 50-C207, Hawken Building
An information session is being held for students to learn more about –
- Honours in Bachelor of Information Technology
- Honours in Bachelor of Multimedia Design
- Research Higher Degree Programs (PhD & MPhil)
Date: Thursday, 16 May 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: 50-C207 (Hawken Building)
A photo is a wonderful way to remember your friends and colleagues from University.
Recently the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering has restarted its tradition of taking graduating class-group photos.
All coursework students who are due to graduate in 2013 (semester 1 or 2) are invited to attend. All students will receive an electronic copy of their photo.
The following sessions have been organised:
Girl Geek Coffees is a meet up group for women in tech (https://sites.google.com/site/girlgeekcoffees/). We work closely with our industry ambassadors (Google, ThoughtWorks, Microsoft, Avanade, and more) to put on event for females and supportive male students (and those in early career) in IT and related fields.
One of our favourite industry ambassadors, ThoughtWorks, has kindly agreed to host our event this time round. They’ve got an excellent event in store for us, which will teach us a bit about Agile through the unconventional but amazing medium of PlayDoh! It’s going to be a great event, so I hope you can all make it!
Please note: If we get more than 20 participants, the event venue may move to a larger but still very central location.
When: May 6th, 6-8pm
Where: ThoughtWorks Brisbane Offices (127 Creek St, Brisbane)
RSVP via EventBrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6385058883/efbevent
Please send any questions/comments to email@example.com
Applications for the the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards are now open.
These prestigious scholarships recognise some of the best and brightest scholars and provide a unique opportunity for postgraduates and undergraduates to undertake international study and research. The recipients also have an opportunity to undertake an internship to gain professional knowledge and skills as well as build networks with industry and other organisations in the region.
The PM’s Australia Asia scholarships are available to Australian undergraduates (up to $53,500) and postgraduates (up to $63,500) in any field of study, and are designed to assist with costs associated with travel, tuition, internship contributions, and travel insurance. Scholarship recipients can apply for programs/projects in the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam.
For further information and details on how to apply please visit:
Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards
ilab is pleased to invite all UQ students to join us for a free lunch and a tour to view their facilities. You will get a chance to listen to pitches from current ilab companies and hear of the challenges and great satisfaction of running your own technology start-up. Learn about ilab programs for technology start-ups including a grant up to $20K to fund new ideas.
ilab has incubated over 100 start-up companies and helped them raise over $70 million in grant and investment capital to fund their growth and generate nearly 400 technology jobs.
Date: Friday, 3 May 2013
Time: Running every 30 minutes from 12- 2.30pm (Select one session to attend)
Lunch is provided
Where: ilab, Gate 4, 80-120 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly
How do I get there? Catch the UQ Long Pocket shuttle bus from Chancellors Place, St Lucia Campus at 11:30, 12, 12:30 or 1pm.
RSVP: Click here to register
Owned by UQ, ilab supports and assists entrepreneurs and early stage, high-tech companies through the first few years of development providing seed funding, team development and mentor networks for founders; creating investor ready companies with increased chances of success.
For more information about ilab, visit their website.
It is with great sadness that we convey the news that Keith Bell, the Manager of the ITEE Engineering and Technology Support Group, passed away last Sunday night after suffering a heart attack.
Many students will have known Keith and interacted with him in his role as ETSG manager. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
The School is inviting UQ staff and students to sign a book of condolence for Keith. The book is located in the ETSG in 50-S309 and is available 8:30am – 4 pm Monday to Friday until Monday 6 May for people to share their condolences.