Eng. Paramsothy Gnanasothy

IESL NSW Chapter had its 12th Annual General Meeting on 19 September 2021 and a  new Management Committee was elected for the year 2021/2022.

The Chapter is committed to continue work towards increasing the members’ participation in its all activities in the upcoming year. We encourage engineers living in NSW (including regional NSW) and ACT   to take part in all Chapter activities and contribute towards the sustainable growth of this organisation during its  13th successful year.

As our tradition IESL NSW Chapter will deliver a series of lectures to share the professional knowledge by the highly experienced Engineers, Researchers and Academics  in their relevant fields of speciality.

As part of the scheduled lecture series, we had our first public lecture via Zoom on 10 November 2021 by Dr Nihal Vitharana and the second lecture on 17 December 2021 By Dr Loganathan.

Upcoming public lectures and events will be published in our website and will be circulated among the general membership. We encourage our engineers to actively participate in these lecture series and invite your friends and colleagues in Australia , Sri Lanka and around the world to share their achievements to enhance knowledge among engineering community.

IESL NSW Chapter has planned over the year 2022 to conduct the annual Young Engineers Day (YED) dedicated for newly graduated engineers and  undergraduates  attached to various  universities. The Chapter will also conduct “Women in Engineering Day” as a part of recognition of  women engineers in the engineering profession and to provide support to progress their career with confidence.

We encourage our membership especially our young engineers and  women engineers to share their views and experiences during these forums and thus use this opportunity to interact with practicing engineers and expand their network. We would also like to encourage them to make this newsletter as a platform to publish articles to share  their ideas and experiences.

I am proud to mention that our current committee has representatives from Canberra and Newcastle. This has created an excellent networking opportunities for engineers from Canberra and regional town of Newcastle

We had the past chair meeting on 11 December 2021 along with our committee members. During the meeting our committee was able to share valuable experience of the past chairs to formulate a range of  strategies to deal with the challenges faced by the Chapter today. I would like to  thank sincerely all  past chairs for their time spent at this meeting and for  making significant contribution to enhance chapter activities.

The main event in the chapter’s activity calendar is the Engineering Convention which consists of the Engineering Conference and the Gala Dinner both scheduled to be held in June 2022. IESL NSW chapter cordially invites and encourages all the Engineers to participate in these important annual events. Further details on the Engineering Convention will be circulated among the membership in due course.

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