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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Humans of IEEE SIGHT: Alexandros Osana, IEEE Region 8 SIGHT Coordinator

Alexandros Osana, IEEE Region 8 SIGHT Coordinator, shares his inspiration to work with SIGHT and memorable moments from his time as a volunteer. Mr. Osana is interviewed by Celia Shahnaz, Professor of electrical and electronics engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka. 1. What inspired you to join IEEE SIGHT? When…
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A medical records app for pregnancies in Indonesia is growing with grants from SIGHT and HAC

A mobile and web-based medical records application with life-saving potential is serving pregnant women and midwives in rural Indonesia. The e-Health and Telemedicine SIGHT in Indonesia is developing the technology with two grants, one from SIGHT administration and another from the Humanitarian Action Committee. The volunteers’ experience exemplifies the opportunity for growth available within SIGHT…
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Solar-powered ambulances serve rural clinics in Bangladesh

Two newly manufactured solar-powered ambulances have been delivered to community clinics in rural Bangladesh. Designed by a team from the Control & Applications Research Centre at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with assistance from CARG SIGHT, the vehicles could be the first of a fleet that serves 13,000 clinics nationwide. “These vehicles are powered by…
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IEEE Bombay SIGHT VIDUSHI – Computer Literacy Programme

“The IEEE Bombay SIGHT VIDUSHI – Computer Literacy Programme” is organized in Sahyadri Valley College of Engineering & Technology, Rajuri during may 2016 for two months. The Computer Literacy Programme is for making the women in rural area aware about computer techniques. This VIDUSHI project is the ongoing project of SIGHT, IEEE Bombay section. During…
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Food, hearing and combat support won the Humanitarian Idea Contest in Bangladesh

Eighty university teams in Bangladesh submitted their best ideas technological solutions to the most intractable problems affecting the country for the “Humanitarian Idea Contest.” A blind review of the submissions pared them down to 10 that went on to the final round on May 13th. Judges then chose chose three finalists. The judges were Chowdhury…
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