IEEE SIGHTEducation Subcommittee

The 2019 IEEE SIGHT Communications Subcommittee is Chaired by Dr. Pritpal Singh, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Villanova University where he teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of semiconductor microelectronics, power electronics renewable energy systems, sustainable product development for low resource settings and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Dr. Singh has been the IEEE SIGHT Education Subcommittee Chair for the last three years.

This subcommittee manages the following aspects of the IEEE SIGHT program:

  • Creating a SIGHT toolkit
  • Developing education requirement for SIGHT groups
  • Facilitating basic understanding of community development
  • Providing clear support and developing templates for SIGHT groups and SIGHT projects
  • Providing education/exposure to mainstream development activities

2019 Education Subcommittee members:

  • Khanjan Mehta
    Khanjan Mehta
    Khanjan Mehta is the Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry & Director of the Mountaintop Initiative at Lehigh University. He champions the creation of learning environments where students, faculty, and external partners come together to increase their capacities for independent inquiry, take intellectual risks, learn from failure, recognize problems and opportunities, and effect sustainable change. Mehta serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Technology & Society Magazine and Contributing Editor for the Engineering 4 Change portal. His latest book, Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It), looks at STEM careers in social innovation and global sustainable development.
  • Clarissa Lim Loureiro
    Clarissa Lim Loureiro
    Clarissa Loureiro was the Region 9 Women in Engineering (WIE) Chair from 2015-2016. As part of the global WIE Council, she worked to form more than 15 affinity groups in Brazil. A PhD candidate in electrical engineering, Clarissa volunteers as President of Apogeeu (Association of Post Graduates of Unicamp), lectures on empowering women in scientific and technological areas, and participates in NGO programs dedicated to childhood education and supporting women in the labor market. She is also a delegate from São Paulo on public policy, and Campinas Councilor in the Women's Rights Municipal Council.
  • Vincent Olema
    Vincent Olema
    Vincent Olema, from IEEE Uganda Section, has an academic background in Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering, along with Vocational Pedagogy. He has been an IEEE Member since 2010, volunteering in various positions including Chair – IEEE Uganda Section & IEEE Uganda Section Young Professionals Group, and Regional Lead of the IEEE Power & Energy Society. He hopes to contribute to the development of IEEE SIGHT Education by bringing on board best engineering practices so as to improve implementation of SIGHT projects, and is happy to have the opportunity to work with different volunteers across the globe.
  • Prabin James
    Prabin James
    Prabin James has worked as an Assistant Professor at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College since December of 2012. He completed his btech from Calicut University in 2004 and his MTech in power electronics and drives from Calicut university in 2010. Between 2004 and 2008, he worked as an electrical engineer in Sreesakthi Paper Mills in Kerala, India. His professional experience is in power electronics and electromagnetism. Currently he is the staff advisor of IEEE PES and IEEE PELS societies of Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, and enjoys supervising his undergraduate students’ projects.

Not pictured: Rosa Mejia

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