Welcome to the IEEE Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Section

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical society and is more than 125 years old. The IEEE Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Section is located in Canberra, Australia and serves IEEE members in ACT as well as the surrounding areas in NSW.


Upcoming Events and Recent News

11 September 2022 – IEEEXtreme Programming Challenge

Get your team together for the IEEEXtreme Programming Challenge! IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of up to 3 IEEE student members compete over 24 hours to solve a set of programming problems. To register your team visit: https://ieeextreme.org/

AEDT: Saturday 11:00:00 October 22 – Sunday 11:00:00 October 23, 2022

Student membership discounts also available! Use promotional code FUTURE50 to save 50% on student membership fees.

For any questions contact IEEE ACT Section Computer chair: [email protected]


30 August 2022 – IEEE Region 10 Connect – Third Issue 2022

Some great coverage in the Third Issue of the IEEE Region 10 Connect Newsletter for the ACT Section!

Articles include –

  • Visit by Region 10 Director to Australia
  • Visiting the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex
  • Inaugural Meeting of the Newly Established ACT Life Member Affinity Group
  • Looking forward to TENSYMP 2023 in Canberra after TENSYMP 2022 in Mumbai


18 August 2022 – Canberra Mathematical Association Annual Conference

The 2022 Canberra Mathematical Association (CMA) Annual Conference was held on Saturday 13 August 2022 at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. The theme was “Change … one of life’s constants?”

Cheers to Fouad Karouta who gave a presentation, and Lily Qiao and Russell Gentle who managed the IEEE ACT Section booth.

 Congratulations to Fatemah Bahri and Roslyn Moupton who each won $100 from IEEE ACT Section!

11 August 2022 – IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee Meeting

The 2022 IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee Meeting was held in Jeju Shinhwa World, Jeju, Korea, where the ACT Section Chair was invited to attend. 


1 August 2022 – Aerospace Electronic Systems (AES) Chapter for IEEE ACT Section

Congratulations to Dr Lily Qiao from UNSW Canberra for establishing the Aerospace Electronic Systems (AES) Chapter for IEEE ACT Section! Thanks to the members of the Aerospace Electronic Systems Chapter. The AES chapter could not be established without your support.

ACT (Australian Capital Territory) is the driving force behind Australia’s aerospace industry. It has the infrastructure, business, research strengths and education system to support civil, commercial and defence aerospace applications. Given the importance of aerospace to Australia and the work, we do not want to miss the opportunity that appears to ACT.

With the launch of our Aerospace and Electronic Systems chapter, we can have better communication and host more local activities, such as guest speakers, workshops, seminars, and social functions. Forming this chapter provides opportunities for our members to attend technical presentations, local networking for personal and professional growth, share technical, professional and personal interests with others, and make a positive distinction in IEEE members’ jobs and careers.


24 November 2021 – Membership Numbers

IEEE ACT received an international award in recognition for its IEEE activities and recruitment, with over 500 members! We are working hard for our members and are optimistic that post Covid, we will continue to improve our services and engagement for the community.

23 October 2021 – AGM

IEEE ACT Section AGM will be held on 09 December 2021 @ Black Mountain Peninsula starting from 6:00 pm. A fee of $5 will be levied on each non-member attending the AGM payable towards food and drinks. Please pay to confirm registration.

Account Name: IEEE ACT Section
BSB: 062 907, Account Number: 0090 6547

Registration for this event is mandatory. Those interested in joining the 2022 Executive Committee please send your nomination to Ambarish Natu ([email protected]) by 25 November 2021.

All attendees have to abide by ACT Government Rules and Regulation in relation to Covid-19 that may be relevant to public health directions on the day of the AGM. 

Date, Time and Location

  • 09 Dec 2021, 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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  • Black Mountain Peninsula, Garryowen Dr, Acton



21 October 2021 – Social Media

Did you know IEEE ACT Section is on social media? Check us out on LinkedIn  and Instagram for the latest news and information!




10 October 2021 – Newsletters

Did you know we have started publishing Bi-Annual Newsletters? Check them out and Contact Us if you’d like us to write about something!


8 October 2020 – NETHACK Winner

At the recent IEEE R10 SYWL (Student, Young Professionals, Women-in-Engineering and Life Member) online event, ACT Section registered four participants and we are happy to see our ANU SB Rep 2019 Rabbia Saleem as winner of the Virtual NETHACK, Congrats Rabbia!


14 September 2020 – Energy Future Webinar

IEEE Young Professionals ACT Section cordially invites you to join our upcoming webinar on 07th October 2020, “Solar, Batteries and Virtual Power Plants: Australia’s Distributed Energy Future”.
This webinar is open to all, registration required.


3 September 2020 – Outstanding Small Section

The IEEE ACT Section has been awarded the Region 10 Outstanding Small Section, in recognition and appreciation of valuable services and contributions.

All Chapters/Groups fulfilled their activities and we conducted a total of 43 technical activities in 2019 – well done ACT!



5 April 2020 – Student Contests

2020 Student Contests!

2020 Student Branch Contest

2020 Undergraduate Student Project Contest

Full Details At: http://ieee-ac.org/nomination.html


25 February 2020 – Award Nominations

Call for Nominations: IEEE MGA Student Awards 2020: Deadline – 31st March 2020

Student Awards are created to reward and recognize the outstanding efforts of our Student Members, Student Branches, Student Branch Counselors & Student Chapter Advisers. IEEE Student branches provide opportunities for student members to collaborate, network and learn from fellow students, faculty members and professionals in the field.

Student branches offer numerous educational, technical, and professional advantages to IEEE Student members through special projects, activities, meetings, Industrial tours, field trips etc.. However, these activities and advantages aren’t done without the effort and diligence of our volunteers. IEEE has created several Student Branch Awards to recognize and reward the efforts of these tireless individuals and teams.

More information on the Student Awards is available at the IEEE Students Website. To nominate your Student Branch, Student Activity, Student Volunteer or Branch Counselor / Chapter Adviser for Student Awards please visit Student Awards Portal.

 Please note: The nomination deadline for Student Awards is 31st March 2020.

Please email questions or feedback to [email protected]


6 January 2020 – Bushfire Support

As you all know bushfires are ravaging the country since several months causing severe damages to our community and to our wildlife.

IEEE is part of the community in which we live and this eNotice is a friendly call to stimulate donations that you can make directly to one of the relevant organisations helping victims of those bushfires.

You can make your donation to:



Or any other relevant organisation helping victims

If you already made a donation thank you for your kindness,

On behalf of the IEEE ACT Section,

Fouad Karouta

ACT Section Chair


9 Sep 2018 – IEEE ACT Section Membership Drive