IEEE SIGHT Projects

Project Case Studies

IEEE SIGHT groups have been working to solve critical problems within their local community. Take a look at a few highlighted projects from the past year to learn more about what other SIGHT groups are up to, their successes, and lessons they have learned along the way.
CARG Sight

CARG Sight

CARC has conducted research on making rickshaws completely independent of the national grid through the use of solar energy using a newly developed technology.

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BRIDGES Nicaragua

BRIDGES Nicaragua

Enable access to electricity and appropriate technologies for the development of more than 20 underserved communities in the North Atlantic Area of Nicaragua.

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Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

The IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT group aims to to tackle projects that improve energy consumption and harm to deep sea artisanal fishers in Madras, India.

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Project Highlights

A more comprehensive list of projects, use the buttons to filter projects by location.

This project will benefit Omor ifite ogwari, a farming community located in Nigeria. The group plans to work with the community’s farmers to install a modern automatic irrigation system, allowing them to grow more rice while reducing the work needed to cultivate it. The irrigation system will aid in the continuous growth of rice even through periods of low rainfall, and lead to the modernization of surrounding rice farms which in turn will increase the output of rice to cater to the growing population of Nigeria. This system will provide water at the peak periods, and control the flow and amount of water to reduce waste and aid growth. Additionally, the water will be provided by a solar powered borehole and store water in a tank to be used as needed.

Project Location: Nigeria

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE Nigeria SIGHT

IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Section collaborates with the local community to host a 72-hour Makeathon which will bring together 15 teams of engineers, designers, and 15 persons living with disabilities, each with a different need, to take on neglected disability related challenges in Calgary, Canada.

Project Location: Canada

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Section

Group Contact/More Information: anis.b.arfi@gmail.com

This project is taking place in a small community called "El Pinito" in Guatemala. Residents of this rural, mountainous areas in Guatemala close to the border with El Salvador have limited options for potable water, so this SIGHT group will install a submersible pump that obtains its energy from a solar panel. The group’s goal is to impact approximately 810 people from 3 different communities, improving their quality of life, and preventing diseases due to the consumption of non-potable water. So far they have been able to meet with members of the three communities to encourage their active participation, obtained samples of the well water and sent them to be analyzed, and taken the exact measurements to build the structure that protects the well, the pump, and the other components.

Project Location: Guatemala

SIGHT Group Affiliation: SIGHT USAC

This application concerns activities for the founding year of the Crowfoot Institute, a community development center on a First Nations reserve. The Siksika culture and heritage, combined with the reserve's location, create an opportunity to engage and a gateway for broader STEM education and infrastructure improvement. We will increase interest in STEM through general science demonstrations and activities in elementary and middle school classes and elsewhere; deploy basic wireless devices and build and deploy basic power and lighting systems to families without these amenities while providing members of the community with the skills to do the same; improve college readiness among high school students through courses in math and engineering physics, and through the involvement of some ("outreach students") in prehigh school teaching; and deliver hands-on technical training and emergency communications via a radio technology course leading to amateur certification.

Project Location: Canada

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Southern Alberta SIGHT

Group Contact/More Information: martin.berka@ucalgary.ca

The project involves the implementation of 600 Watts photovoltaic system isolated to public school "24 de Mayo" and another photovoltaic system of 100 Watts to the community center of El Tesorito.

Project Location: Honduras

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Student Brach Estudiantil IEEE-UNAH

Group Contact/More Information: m.trejo.hn@ieee.org

Without access to electricity, critical basic services such as clean water, sanitation and education are elusive. Impoverished rural areas of Sindh, especially those far from river Indus, suffer heavily from the lack of basic necessities of life. Under the umbrella of "Empowering Umerkot", volunteers from the IEEE SIGHT Chapter of Karachi Section envision empowering local entrepreneurs in specific communities by developing a sustainable business model based on reliable energy supply by working with AWARE, short for the Association for Water, Applied Education and Renewable Energy, a local NGO operating in Umerkot and Tharparkar districts. A planned solar photovoltaic system can tap and store the solar irradiance the area abundantly enjoys. This access to energy is intended to enable successful operation of local enterprising activities and vocations, and in such a model all the benefits accrue directly to the communities.

Project Location: Pakistan

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Karachi Chapter

Group Contact/More Information: h.idrees@ieee.org

This SIGHT group is working to provide reliable, lower price and a clean energy source in their local community. The project includes: A renewable energy awareness program in schools, in conjunction with NGO "Brilliant Minds School". The group will hold many simple technical sessions about renewable energy with students. A training program for university students to design a PV system. The design and installation of a PV system in Assiut city to increase the general standard of living of its inhabitants.

Project Location: Egypt

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE Egypt Section SIGHT

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