Annual Report 2018-19

Chair: Anthony Gleeson

The Singapore Branch has continued its networking and outreach mission this year. We held two technical meetings at the back end of 2018 and one in Q2 of 2019. These have typically two speakers plus networking time after the presentations and Q&A session. These events have been successful, with a typical attendance of around 50-60 people and are one of the few regular Industry networking events happening in Singapore at the moment.

We held our annual AGM in January 2019.

For the first time in Chapter history we sponsored a local student event, the Singapore AUV challenge, 8-11 March 2019, organized by the local IEEE chapter, Singapore Polytechnic and National University of Singapore (NUS). It’s a competition that has been running since 2013 and open to Tertiary engineering students from around the world. The objective for the University teams is to develop their own AUV to compete in a set of given tasks in a swimming pool. The game plan is designed to be challenging enough to trigger students engineering creativity and innovation in solving underwater robotics tasks. The competition, stretched over four days, provides an avenue for the students to showcase and present their designs and develop skills for the next generation of subsea robotics engineers (see photos below).

Our first ever end of year social will be held on 21 November 2019 and will be followed by our regular AGM to be held in January 2020. As always we are looking for passionate volunteers to join our committee, if you are interested in supporting the SUT Singapore chapter please contact [email protected] for more information.