SS12 Project Competition and Maker Fair 2017

SS12 is a Coding and Making Challenge jointly organized by Madras IEEE Education Society, Project Possibility and REAL Breakthrough. It is hosted in partnership with IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, Societies, sections, Universities and leading technology industry companies. This year the challenge was conducted to recognize the best social innovation application on the theme given: ‘EDUCATION…
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2017 Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Activity Award Recipients

The Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Activity Award recognizes both outstanding sections and outstanding individuals for the work they have contributed towards humanitarian technology. The recipients this year are IEEE Karachi Section and Shaikh Anowarul Fattah. We would like to thank Mr. Fattah and the IEEE Karachi Section for inspiring us all to make a lasting impact…
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2017 MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award

Each year, the MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have had substantive projects or achievements that are relatively short in nature (about 1-3 years) but have left a lasting impact on IEEE Young Professionals.This year, two winners are two IEEE SIGHT volunteers. The winners of the 2017 MGA YP awards go to Anis Ben…
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All IEEE Young Engineers’ Humanitarian Challenge

All IEEE Young Engineers’ Humanitarian Challenge (AIYEHUM), organized by the IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific), is a project competition where young scientists and engineers identify a community problem, develop technological solutions to address them and eventually implement it with the support provided by the IEEE R10. The principal objective of AIYEHUM is to inspire young professionals/engineers…
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SIGHT USAC – Smart Seedbed Project

    Underserved communities often face obstacles everyday that can be overcome with the help of technology. The communities of Tzununá, Pajomel and Chuitzanchaj were all facing a similar issue; tomato plants were growing in the soil but the seeds were not sprouting. The farmers of these communities located in Sololá, Guatemala had to travel…
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Strategies for Growth and Impact in Region 8

By Alexandros Osana, IEEE Region 8 HuAC Chair and Ruba Aburub, IEEE Region 8 HuAC Outreach Team Leader On October 2015 I was sitting at the back of a large conference room in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where the IEEE Region 8 Meeting was taking place. Costas Stasopoulos, the now ex-director, was making his semester report about…
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IEEE Women in Engineering and Humanitarian Technologies Panel at GHTC 2017

The IEEE Women in Engineering and Humanitarian Technologies Panel took place during the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference on October 22, 2017. Moderating was Celia Shanaz, Communications Chair for the IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee, Chair of the IEEE WIE Workshops Subcommittee and member of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology WIE Subcommittee. The…
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IEEE SIGHT Workshop at GHTC 2017

Tim Lee, Char of IEEE SIGHT, led a workshop during the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference on October 22, 2017. Panelists: Sarang Shaikh, Karachi Section SIGHT, Pakistan Samar Baba, Tunisia Section SIGHT, Tunisia Daniel Lottis, Santa Clara Valley Section SIGHT, California, USA Anis Ben Arfi, Southern Alberta Section SIGHT, Alberta, Canada Representatives from Karachi Section…
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IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee meeting at GHTC 2017

2017 IEEE SIGHT steering committee members gathered for a face-to-face meeting on 19th October at GHTC 2017 in San Jose, California, USA. IEEE SIGHT has come a long way since its inception but the challenge we face is massive. Therefore, the meeting’s objective was to discuss the 2017 activities and plan future activities so that…
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