SIGHT – Lessons learned in 2018

By: 2018 IEEE SIGHT Chair Daniel Lottis In what follows, I’ll discuss three interconnected lessons that many SIGHT volunteers learned this year. Even if all these lessons are deeply embedded in your mind already, you may wish to read on. In most cases, I find that reading somebody else describe something I already understand rather…
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6th IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference at Colombo, Sri Lanka

R10 HTC is a series of annual Humanitarian Technology Conferences being held in the Asia-Pacific Region and this year, the 2018 HTC conference took place on the beautiful pearl island of Sri Lanka. The three-day conference from 6 to 8 December was attended by delegates from all over the Asia-Pacific area from Japan to Pakistan to New…
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IEEE SIGHT group project underway in Valparaíso, Chile

One of the proposals selected for IEEE SIGHT funding in 2018 was submitted by the “Rama Estudiantil IEEE-PUCV” SIGHT group based out of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile. The group, led by Felipe Aravena, Bastián Sepúlveda, and Sergio Hernández, and advised by Professor Ariel Leiva, will install sustainable solar lighting to illuminate “Park 36.” The…
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How engineering contributes to the promotion of SDGs in society

by: Herbert Lwanga In October 2015 the United Nation (UN) officially launched the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to run from 2015 to 2030 code named, “agenda 2030”. Essentially, the SDGs served as a replacement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) which were developed by a group of countries mainly from the developing world to guide…
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Chair Daniel Lottis’ trip to Kanyakumari

Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit India. I had the most wonderful time in Kanyakumari, India, visiting colleges and meeting and engaging with engineering students who now have the option of getting directly involved with IEEE and SIGHT through Student branches. It was great to see so many eager young minds interested…
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Pictures from GHTC

  This year’s IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference took place in San Jose, California. During the conference we were able to connect with fellow SIGHT members who were able to join us and share the impact of SIGHT with the rest of IEEE. Here are some pictures taken from the conference.   In the midst…
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SENAPATTINAM VILLAGE ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT

  By: R.Magarajeswari, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College In the modern world, life without electricity is just beyond our imagination. It has become an inevitable part of our life. In this bright part where we belong, we forget those who still live in the dark. “The future of India lies in its villages” said the father…
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IEEE Delhi SIGHT and HTC Village Event-Solar Pilot Micro Plant Installation

In line with the IEEE vision to advance technology for humanity, the IEEE Delhi Section Executive Committee and Delhi Section SIGHT organized a visit to a rural village which technologies are not as advance as urban areas. The first visit took place on 4th October 2017 and was successful in surveying the needs of village….
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Snap World – The New Challenge to Incentivize Science and Technology

Volunteers understand the need to not only make changes that will impact individual situations but will also create a better place for everyone involved. We know that basic human needs are far and plenty. It is our responsibility to take care of these problems and also to build new opportunities that will guide and motivate…
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