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October 2017

IEEE Std. 998 – DIRECT LIGHTNING STROKE SHIELDING OF SUBSTATIONS

Overview: This 4-hour tutorial will provide a review of the recently released IEEE Std. 998 guide. Empirical and EGM shielding methods for direct lightning stroke interception (including the newly added Eriksson EGM) will be reviewed and examples presented in step-by-step detail. The basic principles behind four alternative models for direct lightning stroke interception will be presented and discussed with a practical example. Tutorial Outline: Overview of changes between 1996 and 2012 version Lightning characteristics Lightning exposure and substation risk assessment…

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Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound, Everybody Look What’s Goin’ Down – Talk by Dr. Paul Hines

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Australia Council The IEEE Australia Council's Oceanic Engineering Society along with IEEE QLD Section's Control Systems/Robotics and Automation Society presents a talk by IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Paul Hines, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America on Thursday 19 October 6.00pm-7.30pm. Details are given below: Date: Thursday 19 October Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm Venue: Room 50-T105, Hawken Engineering building 50, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD Title: Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound, Everybody Look What’s Goin’ Down - How…

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Perspectives, Policy and Programs: An Empirical Analysis of ‘Women in STEMM’

International research shows that 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations require science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) skills. However, a recent survey report said that almost a third of Australian women working in STEMM expect to leave the sector within the next five years. This loss is very significant and wastage of resources, talent and expertise with respect to nation’s growth. Although number of national policies and programs have been implemented to promote and increase the participation…

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