Potential new SIGHTs and energizing less active SIGHTs: IEEE R10 report

By Dr. Celia Shahnaz IEEE SIGHT volunteers held productive gatherings during the IEEE Region 10 meeting, 4-5th March, 2017, in Chiba City, Japan, and in other R10 sections in India, namely Uttar Pradesh and Madras during 9-14th March, 2017. I am the Communications Chair of the 2017 SIGHT Steering Committee, and as a part of…
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Solar Workshops, an Observatory, Assistive Tech and More in Alberta, Canada

The Southern Alberta Section SIGHT in Canada used a $20,000 grant to develop solar electrification workshops, mobile, computer hardware maintenance, and basic science and mathematics modules to teach kids on the Siksika First Nation’s reserve. Now the SAS SIGHT is helping the Siksika develop a continuing education center. Their work is the cover story in…
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Twenty-eight homes in Kerala get electricity

By Dr. Celia Shahnaz IEEE SIGHT, IEEE PES, IEEE WIE of IEEE Student branch Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE) and EEE Department of TKMC joined hands with Kerala State Electricity Board, Ayur subdivision to provide electricity for 28 homes at Edamulackal Panchayat, Kollam, Kerala on 16th February, 2017. This was done as a…
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IEEE volunteers present assistive tech prototypes at UTAR Engineering and Science Fiesta

By Dr. Celia Shahnaz The IEEE-UTAR Student Branch, IEEE-EMBS Student Club, and MySIGHT4Rehab showcased their historical work building devices to help rehabilitate children with movement disorders at the UTAR Engineering and Science Fiesta February 20 – 21. The groups have built various prototypes over the past four years and shared them with fellow students in…
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Introducing Tim Lee, SIGHT’s New Steering Committee Chair

I have been an IEEE member for over thirty years but it was only during the last 15 years that I became an IEEE volunteer. When I moved to the Los Angeles area for my new job, after having grown up in the mid-Atlantic region of United States, I decided to join the 1999 IEEE…
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A Vision for SIGHT’s Future: Parting Words from Kartik Kulkarni

Throughout the institution, IEEE is in the midst of a shift as its members increasingly focus their talents on technology that meets basic needs in underserved communities, Kartik Kulkarni says. Kartik has chaired IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology’s Steering Committee for the past four years with this transformation as a backdrop. He steps…
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RFID Innovation and Applications in the Spotlight in Southern Alberta

RFID Innovation and Applications inthe Spotlight in Southern Alberta

Radio frequency identification tags are putting products in emerging markets online, enhancing fields such as emergency services livestock, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit logistics, according to Glen Kathler, director of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s RFID Application Development Lab. RFID tags improve processes and track assets, including clothing and medical…
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Helping Countries Connect and Thrive – Starting with Tunisia

By Mei Lin Fung, co-founder of People Centered Internet The Internet is a powerful tool to connect people, organizations, and countries. Funders like the World Bank, and professional organizations, like IEEE will convene twice a year at the IMF/World Bank Spring and Fall Meetings to track our progress in harnessing the Internet to improve people’s…
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