The Australian Research Council (ARC)

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a Commonwealth entity within the Australian Government. It was established as an independent body under the Australian Research Council Act 2001. The ARC reports to an Australian Government Minister, currently the Minister for Education.

The ARC’s purpose is to “grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community through funding the highest quality research, assessing the quality, engagement and impact of research, and providing advice on research matters”.

The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training. We encourage national competition across all disciplines outside of clinical and other medical research. We advise the Government on research matters and administer the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), delivering around $800 million per year to the most dynamic researchers in Australia.

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Office of Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE), NSW

OCSE is committed to ensuring that both students and the general public are given the opportunity to engage with science and scientists. The Office offers funding to NSW high school and tertiary students participating in science-, technology-, engineering- and mathematics-related courses, competitions and events through several programs including the Science & Engineering Challenge, the Supporting Young Scientists Program and the STEM Student Competition Sponsorship Program. OCSE funds the appointment of the Inspiring Australia NSW Manager, tasked with coordinating the presentation of both National Science Week and Year-Round Science Events throughout NSW and is a Foundation Sponsor of the Australian Science Media Centre, which supports science journalism across Australia. Lastly, OCSE manages the NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series and the annual NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. 

IEEE is the trusted voice for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. 

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IEEE Industry Applications Society

IAS Vision Statement

IEEE Industry Applications Society will be a world leader in the advancement of science and technology linking theory and practice in the application of electrical and electronic systems for the benefit of humanity.

IAS Mission Statement

IEEE Industry Applications Society enables the advancement of theory and practice in the design, development, manufacturing and application of safe, sustainable, reliable, smart electrical systems, equipment and services.

What We Value

  • The advancement of theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering for the benefit of humanity;
  • The promotion of safe, reliable, sustainable and economical installations;
  • The sharing of knowledge in our domains;
  • The creation of engineering standards and recommended practices;
  • The professional development of our global membership.

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IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES)

The Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. Members of the Power & Energy Society are leaders in this field, and they — and their employers — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.

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Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia is the peak body for the engineering profession in Australia. The organisation was founded in 1919, as the Institution of Engineers Australia. With approximately 115,000 individual members, we are also the voice of the profession.

For more than 100 years the work of the organisation along with its members has underpinned the progress of our nation. Our mission and vision for the future is to continue to advance the science and practice of engineering to benefit the community. 

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