“I Have a Dream” – HAC Funded Event

On the 9th of December 2018, the IEEE National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) PES Student Branch Chapter hosted a humanitarian event called, “I have a Dream.” Event Overview The event was organized to encourage children who live in vulnerable regions or orphanages to continue their studies, introduce them to the idea of renewable energy,…
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4th IEEE WIECON-ECE 2018 Conference

The 4th IEEE International Women in Engineering (WIE) Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, or IEEE WIECON-ECE 2018, took place in Pattaya, Thailand from the 14th – 16th of December 2018. Conference Agenda The 4th IEEE-WIECON-ECE 2018 was jointly organized by the Electrical Engineering Department of Kasetsart University, and the IEEE Bangladesh and IEEE Thailand…
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NetHealth 2019: Networking Humanitarian Technology for Healthcare

The NetHealth 2019 Networking Humanitarian Technology for Healthcare workshop was held during the 11th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS 2019) on the 11th of January 2019 in Bangalore, India. Background Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. The Indian government has aggressive plans to develop India further into a…
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SIGHT – Lessons Learned in 2018

By: 2018 IEEE SIGHT Chair Daniel Lottis In what follows, I’ll discuss three interconnected lessons that many SIGHT volunteers learned this year. Even if all these lessons are deeply embedded in your mind already, you may wish to read on. In most cases, I find that reading somebody else describe something I already understand rather…
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6th IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference at Colombo, Sri Lanka

R10 HTC is a series of annual Humanitarian Technology Conferences being held in the Asia-Pacific Region and this year, the 2018 HTC conference took place on the beautiful pearl island of Sri Lanka. The three-day conference from 6 to 8 December was attended by delegates from all over the Asia-Pacific area from Japan to Pakistan to New…
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IEEE SIGHT group project underway in Valparaíso, Chile

One of the proposals selected for IEEE SIGHT funding in 2018 was submitted by the “Rama Estudiantil IEEE-PUCV” SIGHT group based out of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile. The group, led by Felipe Aravena, Bastián Sepúlveda, and Sergio Hernández, and advised by Professor Ariel Leiva, will install sustainable solar lighting to illuminate “Park 36.” The…
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How engineering contributes to the promotion of SDGs in society

by: Herbert Lwanga In October 2015 the United Nation (UN) officially launched the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to run from 2015 to 2030 code named, “agenda 2030”. Essentially, the SDGs served as a replacement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) which were developed by a group of countries mainly from the developing world to guide…
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Chair Daniel Lottis’ trip to Kanyakumari

Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit India. I had the most wonderful time in Kanyakumari, India, visiting colleges and meeting and engaging with engineering students who now have the option of getting directly involved with IEEE and SIGHT through Student branches. It was great to see so many eager young minds interested…
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Pictures from GHTC

  This year’s IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference took place in San Jose, California. During the conference we were able to connect with fellow SIGHT members who were able to join us and share the impact of SIGHT with the rest of IEEE. Here are some pictures taken from the conference.   In the midst…
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