First cycle SIGHT projects are approved and funded

Congratulations to six SIGHTs who won grants for their projects in the first cycle of funding. Did you miss the first two rounds? The SIGHT Steering Committee is still soliciting proposals for its third and final round of funding this year. The committee will review proposals to grant awards of US$500 – $19,999. Request for…
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Report: How students can monitor road traffic to prevent accidents

By Tamil Selvan The Seminar “Involving Students to Monitor Road Traffic and Prevent Accidents” was organized by IEEE Madras Section SIGHT in association with AVCE Student Branch of IEEE and Kanyakumari District Athletic Association (KDAA) on 06 March 2017 at the Rotary Community Centre Nagercoil. The aim of the seminar was to involve students in…
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Campus Awareness Session on Humanitarian Technology in Bangladesh

Humanitarian Activities Committee of IEEE Bangladesh Section in collaboration with SIGHT FLASH–Bangladesh Section has arranged campus awareness sessions in 4 different universities in Bangladesh. IEEE BDS HAC organized these awareness sessions to encourage and motivate students to actively participate in different technology based solutions which can be used for the betterment of humanity. Mr. Mohammad…
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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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