IEEE SIGHT Projects

Project Case Studies

IEEE SIGHT groups have been working to solve critical problems within their local community. Take a look at a few highlighted projects from the past year to learn more about what other SIGHT groups are up to, their successes, and lessons they have learned along the way.
CARG Sight

CARG Sight

CARC has conducted research on making rickshaws completely independent of the national grid through the use of solar energy using a newly developed technology.

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BRIDGES Nicaragua

BRIDGES Nicaragua

Enable access to electricity and appropriate technologies for the development of more than 20 underserved communities in the North Atlantic Area of Nicaragua.

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Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

The IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT group aims to to tackle projects that improve energy consumption and harm to deep sea artisanal fishers in Madras, India.

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Project Highlights

A more comprehensive list of projects, use the buttons to filter projects by location.

IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Section collaborates with the local community to host a 72-hour Makeathon which will bring together 15 teams of engineers, designers, and 15 persons living with disabilities, each with a different need, to take on neglected disability related challenges in Calgary, Canada.

Project Location: Canada

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Section

Group Contact/More Information: anis.b.arfi@gmail.com

This application concerns activities for the founding year of the Crowfoot Institute, a community development center on a First Nations reserve. The Siksika culture and heritage, combined with the reserve's location, create an opportunity to engage and a gateway for broader STEM education and infrastructure improvement. We will increase interest in STEM through general science demonstrations and activities in elementary and middle school classes and elsewhere; deploy basic wireless devices and build and deploy basic power and lighting systems to families without these amenities while providing members of the community with the skills to do the same; improve college readiness among high school students through courses in math and engineering physics, and through the involvement of some ("outreach students") in prehigh school teaching; and deliver hands-on technical training and emergency communications via a radio technology course leading to amateur certification.

Project Location: Canada

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Southern Alberta SIGHT

Group Contact/More Information: martin.berka@ucalgary.ca

The project involves the implementation of 600 Watts photovoltaic system isolated to public school "24 de Mayo" and another photovoltaic system of 100 Watts to the community center of El Tesorito.

Project Location: Honduras

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Student Brach Estudiantil IEEE-UNAH

Group Contact/More Information: m.trejo.hn@ieee.org

Without access to electricity, critical basic services such as clean water, sanitation and education are elusive. Impoverished rural areas of Sindh, especially those far from river Indus, suffer heavily from the lack of basic necessities of life. Under the umbrella of "Empowering Umerkot", volunteers from the IEEE SIGHT Chapter of Karachi Section envision empowering local entrepreneurs in specific communities by developing a sustainable business model based on reliable energy supply by working with AWARE, short for the Association for Water, Applied Education and Renewable Energy, a local NGO operating in Umerkot and Tharparkar districts. A planned solar photovoltaic system can tap and store the solar irradiance the area abundantly enjoys. This access to energy is intended to enable successful operation of local enterprising activities and vocations, and in such a model all the benefits accrue directly to the communities.

Project Location: Pakistan

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Karachi Chapter

Group Contact/More Information: h.idrees@ieee.org

In this project, we propose the Implementation (testbed) of a Hybrid Wireless Ad Hoc Network Design to ensure communication means in order to: grasp the information in a disaster area, contribute to resident’s safety and deliver goods on the occurrence of a disaster.

Project Location: Nicaragua

SIGHT Group Affiliation: TIC SIGHT Nicaragua

Group Contact/More Information: marao@ibw.com.ni

The ICTCCD are physical and multi-functional technical spaces serving more than 21 communities of the RAAN region in Nicaragua. The main objective of the collaborative and technological space is to provide an educational and productive relationship among farmers, villagers and families living in isolated remote communities that lack of electricity and internet access, also will provide a social and inter-cultural component to promote dialogue and exchange among users and will help to restructure the community development plans. This program is in partnership with INGES, a non-profit organization from Nicaragua and IEEE SIGHT Bridges volunteers will be a long term project (10 years) under the supervision of INGES personnel, volunteers and community leaders and aims to identify the current needs and challenges in the communities.

Project Location: Nicarauga

Group Contact/More Information: mario.ale1@gmail.com

Currently learning difficulties in the field of higher education, they are the main cause of dropout for hearing impaired people in Colombia , significantly reducing their chances in the professional field .This research aims to develop learning strategies for mobile and industrial robotics for the deaf.To achieve this objective ICT education and teaching tools in virtual environments are designed in conjunction with classroom training, they facilitate learning and improve cognitive processes in deaf students as part of the investigation.The expected research results are a greater degree of ownership and generation of knowledge by deaf students , which impact on their degree of social inclusion and level of labor skills through the Information Technology and Communications . the development of robotic prototypes by deaf students by Legos.The next expected result is the use of the Nao robot, because this robot has been devoted to research for the treatment of cognitive development .

Project Location: Colombia

SIGHT Group Affiliation: SIGHT Colombia

Group Contact/More Information: tnuncirag@ecci.edu.co

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