IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
IEEE Fiji Subsection
The IEEE Fiji Subsection comes under New Zealand North Section under IEEE. The IEEE Fiji Subsection looks after both the bodies, which are IEEE USP Student Branch and USP Student Branch Industry Applications Society (IAS) Chapter. Membership under this section will open opportunities that will help engineers develop their professional identity in IEEE's designated fields of interest particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
IEEE USP Student Branch
The major objective of this branch is to prepare young engineers to excel and provide a solid foundation in core competencies; inculcate professional, ethical attitudes and an academic environment. It will enable students to make global connections with people who can help them along the targeted career path through IEEE's international community of members and volunteers.
USP Student Branch Industry Applications Society (IAS) Chapter
One of the largest special interest societies within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IAS focuses specifically on the unique needs of industry and commerce. IAS enriches both its individual members and the industry as a whole through the sharing of specific industry-related solutions.
IEEE Student USP chapter focuses to mentor young students for international challenges.
FSTE/SEP has been participating in a Robotics Competition since 2002. This competition known as
Robocon which stands for “Robot Contest” is organized and sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting
Union (ABU) which is head-quartet in Kuala-Lampur, Malaysia.
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of
broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia-
Pacific region and to organise co-operative activities amongst its members. It currently has over 194
members in 57 countries, reaching a potential audience of about 3 billion people (www.abu.org.my).
The Robocon annual contest started in 2002 for university and is for college/polytechnic students in the
Asia-Pacific region. Under a common set of rules, participants compete with their peers from other
countries with handmade robots. This contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar
interests, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region. The contest
is hosted by different broadcaster/country every year. The host for 2012 contest was Radio Television
Hong Kong (RTHK).
The Robocon related activities are managed by the Robotics and Automation Group (RAG) at the
School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) and has been responsible for representing the USP region in the
annual ROBOCON robotics competition. FijiTV is the local broadcaster and is a subscribing member of
ABU . It has been our Robocon Broadcasting partner since 2002.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the largest professional society for
Mechanical Engineers in the world. It promotes and enhances the technical competency and
professional well-being of its members. ASME helps the global engineering community develop
solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, ASME is a not-for- profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge
sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the
engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and
professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a
ASME’s mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying
engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of
ASME aims to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals
throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.
In performing its mission, ASME adheres to these core values:
- Embrace integrity and ethical conduct
- Embrace diversity and respect the dignity and culture of all people.
- Nurture and treasure the environment and our natural and man-made resources.
- Facilitate the development, dissemination and application of engineering knowledge.
- Promote the benefits of continuing education and of engineering education.
- Respect and document engineering history while continually embracing change.
- Promote the technical and societal contribution of engineers.
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