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The Auckland Local Network is led by local volunteers who come together to organise lectures and technical visits that provide opportunities to learn and meet new people. All events are open to the public and most are free of charge.

The Local Network aims to raise awareness of science, engineering and technology in the local area, and promote membership of the IET.

Visit the events page filtered by Auckland Local Network to find out about our upcoming events.

Contact us: Auckland@ietvolunteer.org

Our committees:

Chair: Dr Eryn Kwon
Immediate Past Chair/IPRA/CCAP Vice Chair: Mr Warren McLuckie
Vice Chair: Mr Dany Rassam
Honorary Treasurer: Mr George Arulanantham
Committee Member: Mr Frank Lewis
Committee Member: Mr Andy John Peacock
Committee Member: Dr Christopher Johnston

Recent Updates

Date:  24/08/2022

IET Member Re-connect - Auckland

We warmly welcome you to our first physical event of 2022! IET members and non-members are cordially invited to join the physical event IET Member Connect in Auckland. This event will be a chance to meet new people in STEM, mingle, and have some food on IET!

People join and enjoy their time on IET local committees to be with like-minded people with similar interests both socially and professionally, promoting engineering as a career to others especially young age groups. We have a constant involvement with skills and knowledge development in engineering and life-skills, lectures, visits, and webinars etc.

                                

Date: 16/08/2022

Project X – Mt Roskill Intermediate School

As part of the IET’s commitment to supporting the next generation of New Zealand’s engineers, scientists, and technologists, the IET Auckland Network each year funds a number ‘Project X’ electronics workshops to teach basic electronics skills to intermediate age school children.

Project X allows each child to construct their very own interactive robot by soldering electronic components onto a pre-made circuit board. Each child learns to identify each individual component that makes up their robot along with learning the art of soldering.

IET Auckland provided a one day ‘Project X’ electronics workshop to the children of Mt Roskill Intermediate School, Auckland. The event was greatly appreciated by teaching staff, parents, and students alike.

IET Auckland received an amazing level of industry support from local engineer Gowrishankar Sunthanthirapalan who led the project and Alstef Group (Glidepath Limited) who provided two Engineers Karl Brook and Max Ramachchandran, In addition to industry support we were delighted receive help from a community leader and a registered Teacher Anne George. Committee members, including Chairperson Eryn Kwon Chris Johnston and Brian Chu also provided the support on that day.

                                

Date: 25/07/2022

Queens Honour - Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

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We are delighted to inform to you that George Arulanantham has received one of the highest Honour New Zealand.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has been pleased to appoint him as an “Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit – ONZM” in recognition of his services to the community.

George has been involved in community work since my arrival in New Zealand over twenty years ago, initially being heavily involved in advocating and assisting refugee and migrant communities. Over the years, he has been grateful to extend his ability to continue serving the community through organisations. He is the Treasurer of the IET Auckland Network.

Below is a video of George receiving his award at Government House.


Date: May 2022

Project X - Tamil Community School

As part of the IET’s commitment to supporting the next generation of New Zealand’s engineers, scientists, and technologists, the IET Auckland Network each year funds a number ‘Project X’ electronics workshops to teach basic electronics skills to intermediate age school children.

Project X allows each child to construct their very own interactive robot by soldering electronic components onto a pre-made circuit board. Each child learns to identify each individual component that makes up their robot along with learning the art of soldering.

For the second year running IET Auckland committee members, supported by local community leaders and volunteers, provided a one day ‘Project X’ electronics workshop to the children of Tamil Poonga Community School Auckland. The event was greatly appreciated by teaching staff, parents, and students alike.

This year’s Project X electronics workshop was organised by Committee members George Arulanantham, Frank Lewis, Chris Johnston, Brian Chu, and Anuruddha Caldera.
Vishvanaath Prakashini, the parent, when asked on what the IET’s support meant to their school, responded:

“This opportunity gave all the kids a great experience. My kids really enjoyed it and I believe the other kids did too. Many applause to IET for organising this workshop for the kids to learn and have fun at the same time.”

In addition to our IET committee members we received an amazing level of industry support from local engineers Gowrishankar Sunthanthirapalan, Suren Amirthalingam, Anvesh Lagow, Raamshangar, and Senthilkumar. In addition to industry support we were delighted receive help Lanishka Varatharajan who is currently studying Electrical Engineering and the University of Auckland.

                            

Please refer to the link below for details.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/project-x-tamil-community-school-iet-newzealand/?trackingId=sYdC6Rs8TBexrTKQkkR8Vw%3D%3D