SS12 Asia Age of Innovation Competition 2017: First Round IEEE Bangladesh Section

The SS12 Coding and Making Challenge brought students in India and Bangladesh together to develop technological solutions to problems afflicting people in their communities. The event was organized by Madras IEEE Education Society, Project Possibility and REAL Breakthrough, and hosted in partnership with different IEEE sections, Universities and leading technology industry companies. The challenge is…
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IEEE SIGHT Karachi – How mentoring relationships are empowering volunteers

Shujaan Akhwund experienced a revelation about rural life and its trials in Pakistan while visiting the poverty-ridden and underpowered district of Umerkot, Sindh. Shujaan is a graduate student and member of the IEEE Karachi Section (Pakistan, Region 10), and he was traveling with IEEE SIGHT Karachi volunteers. The experience convinced him not to take his…
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Humans of IEEE SIGHT: Kartik Kulkarni, Former Chair of the SIGHT Steering Committee

Kartik Kulkarni guided IEEE SIGHT as the Global Steering Committee Chair in the organization’s earliest years from its founding in 2013 until December 2016. In his day job, Mr. Kulkarni holds a technical staff position at Oracle in Redwood City, California (USA), and he continues to volunteer with IEEE SIGHT R6. Celia Shahnaz, SIGHT’s 2017 Communications…
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Strategic Radio Links for Communications After Earthquakes Installed in Managua, Nicaragua

The project “Hybrid Wireless Ad Hoc Network Implementation (Testbed) For Facing Seismic Catastrophes,” a project sponsored by IEEE SIGHT, supported by the IEEE Nicaragua Section, and under execution by the IEEE SIGHT “TIC Nicaragua SIGHT,” has successfully executed its initial steps, installing and setting up several radio links between strategic communications points of Managua. These…
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SIGHT Paraguay Helps Improve Farming in the Mbokaja’i Community

By José Benítez SIGHT Paraguay Group Organizer On June 9 we held an important meeting with IEEE SIGHT Paraguay volunteers and the Natán Foundation that helps to empower indigenous communities. Daniel Aquino, leader of the project “A liter of light Paraguay”, also took part and showed us his progress in partnership with SIGHT Paraguay. These…
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SS12 Codeathon and Makeathon and Maker Fair 2017

It is difficult to live with social atrocities and issues but it is more difficult to know that society is not concerned about them. 2016 SS12 Project Competition and Maker Fair changed that by bringing more than 200 people who showed their concern by materializing innovative ideas to solve the issues. We are excited to…
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IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Project Presentation (R10 HTPP)

Supporting engineering projects that benefit humanity has always been a priority for IEEE Region 10. What is equally important is their impact assessment. Tough to crack questions are abound: How effectively did a project solve the problem of a community? Did it integrate well within the community or did it cascade multiple problems? Was the community…
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Call for papers: 5th IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC)

Prospective authors and contributors are cordially invited to submit paper(s) to the IEEE R10-Humanitarian Technology Conference 2017, held December 21-23 at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event is one of the flagship conferences of IEEE R10. This year’s theme is “Smart Technologies for Humanity” and its aim is to bring together…
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Submit your projects to the International Humanitarian Technology Project Competition (IHTPC 2017)

The International Humanitarian Technology Project Competition (IHTPC 2017) will be held within the 5th IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC) during 21-23 December 2017 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The IHTPC is financially sponsored by IEEE Humanitarian Activity Committee (HAC) and organized by IEEE Bangladesh Section. For details, please visit: http://r10htc2017.com/ieee-ihtpc/ Submit project descriptions  here….
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