IEEE SIGHTIEEE SIGHT Day 2022

IEEE SIGHT DAY 2022 

In 2011, the SIGHT program was conceptualized and inaugurated in Kerala, India. Today, we have many reasons to celebrate the outstanding work accomplished by SIGHT volunteers. IEEE SIGHT Day 2022 will be held on Thursday 28 April 2022, to foster a spirit of community for the global SIGHT network, increase awareness of IEEE SIGHT within IEEE, promote the opportunity to support SIGHT financially, and celebrate the impact SIGHT volunteers and groups are making. Activities are being planned from 25 April – 3 May, so there will be multiple opportunities to take part. 

Suggested Activities for SIGHT Groups: 

SIGHT Groups are encouraged or organize and host their own activities to celebrate SIGHT Day with their members, those from their Student Branch or Section, or other SIGHT Groups around the world. Need an idea for an activity? See the following list:

  • Workshop on lessons learned from a project
  • Webinar with invited guest speaker on the Group’s area of interest (should be related to humanitarian technology and sustainable development in the IEEE fields of interest in some way)
  • SIGHT webinar viewing 
  • HAC webinar viewing
  • Complete a course from the HAC/SIGHT Humanitarian Technology and Sustainable Development curriculum on the IEEE Learning Network (ILN)
  • Introduction to IEEE HAC/SIGHT presentation for your Student Branch, Society Chapter, or Section – please write to sight@ieee.org to request the content
  • Virtual meetings or networking events with other SIGHT Groups in your area or Region to discuss experiences and best practices
  • SIGHT Group planning meeting – discuss 2022 activities, or continue implementing a project or activity already begun
  • Record your SIGHT Story video together (see below)
  • Present on your SIGHT Group’s work at a SIGHT Group Social for your Region (see below)

 

If you would like to share a message about your Group’s planned activity with the global SIGHT community, please send the information and any supporting image to sight@ieee.org with your request to have the event be shared on the IEEE SIGHT social media pages.

For SIGHT Groups planning their own events – feel free to use our brand-new event announcement templates! There are three different sizes and three different versions to provide you with a quick resource to promote your SIGHT Day events. You will need to download the files in order to customize them.

Note to SIGHT Groups: If you do host an event for SIGHT Day, please be sure to report it through IEEE’s vTools Events platform. This is a two step process – you will need to create the event first, and  report on its attendance afterwards. When you are creating an event in vTools, be sure to choose the “Humanitarian” category, and “SIGHT” sub-category. You should also list your SIGHT Group as the “host” for the event. Typing in the name or code of your SIGHT Group will allow you to select it.

Share Your SIGHT Story!

Calling all SIGHT members! If you would like to share the story of what you and your SIGHT Group have done recently, send a video to sight@ieee.org! Your story can inspire others to do something similar. All videos should be no longer than 2 minutes and in English (or with subtitles). Videos can be fun and creative, feature a picture slideshow, or interviews with your Group members. Those received will be shared on the IEEE SIGHT social media pages or the HAC/SIGHT channel on youtube, as appropriate.

SIGHT Group Socials

The SIGHT Group Socials are organized as part of the 2022 SIGHT Day celebration serve as virtual networking sessions, forums to exchange ideas and best practices, and chances to recognize and share the work that SIGHT Groups are doing. The Socials include a time to hear from volunteer leadership on recent IEEE HAC/SIGHT achievements and any developments in operational support for IEEE SIGHT Groups.

Officers and members from all established SIGHT Groups are invited to attend. This year, there will be three separate instances of the SIGHT Group Social at different times during the week of SIGHT Day activities, designed to give people in different parts of the world a chance to participate. If you are a SIGHT Group member, please register for one of the events and share with the other members of your Group. 

Participate in the SIGHT Day 2022 Trivia Challenge!

How much do you know about IEEE HAC/SIGHT? Test your knowledge on the history, structure, offerings, and recent activities of both the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) and IEEE SIGHT with the SIGHT Day 2022 Trivia Challenge. Those who answer all questions correctly between 25 April – 29 April will be entered into a raffle to win an IEEE SIGHT prize! (P.S. answers to all questions can be found on either hac.ieee.org or sight.ieee.org). 

 

Calendar of Events: 

*All times are in the UTC-4:00 time zone.

Title: Humanitarian Technology at IEEE, Your Professional Home

Date: Monday 25 April

Time: 10:00 – 11:00am EDT

Watch the recorded session: Humanitarian Technology at IEEE, Your Professional Home

Join the Opening Session for IEEE SIGHT Day 2022: “Humanitarian Technology at IEEE, Your Professional Home” with IEEE President Ray Liu. Dr. Liu will be joined by IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Chair Mr. Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, the session host, and IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology Mr. Lwanga Herbert. Attendees will learn about humanitarian technology activities and opportunities through IEEE HAC and an overview of recent accomplishments that highlight the meaningful global work of IEEE HAC/SIGHT at a grassroots level. The session will also cover why humanitarian technology activities are important for IEEE, and how they are a valuable addition to the idea of IEEE as a member’s professional ‘home.’

Title: IEEE SIGHT Group Social pt.1

Date: Tuesday 26 April

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm EDT

The SIGHT Group Socials are organized as part of the 2022 SIGHT Day celebration serve as virtual networking sessions, forums to exchange ideas and best practices, and chances to recognize and share the work that SIGHT Groups are doing. The Socials include a time to hear from volunteer leadership on recent IEEE HAC/SIGHT achievements and any developments in operational support for IEEE SIGHT Groups.

This Social is offered with IEEE Regions 1 – 7 & 9 in mind, but all SIGHT Group officers and members who would like to attend at this time are welcome. Please register for one of the Socials and share with the other members of your Group. 

Title: IEEE SIGHT Group Social pt.2

Date: Wednesday 27 April

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am EDT

The SIGHT Group Socials are organized as part of the 2022 SIGHT Day celebration serve as virtual networking sessions, forums to exchange ideas and best practices, and chances to recognize and share the work that SIGHT Groups are doing. The Socials include a time to hear from volunteer leadership on recent IEEE HAC/SIGHT achievements and any developments in operational support for IEEE SIGHT Groups.

This Social is offered with IEEE Region 8 in mind, but all SIGHT Group officers and members who would like to attend at this time are welcome. Invitations for this event are sent to all SIGHT Group officers registered in vTools. Please register for one of the Socials and share with the other members of your Group. 

Title: The IEEE Volunteering Platform, by IEEE Young Professionals

Date: Wednesday 27 April

Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT

Watch the recorded session: The IEEE Volunteering Platform, by IEEE Young Professionals

Join IEEE Young Professionals (YP) volunteer leaders for this IEEE SIGHT Day 2022 session. Mr. Emre Ayranci, IEEE Young Professionals Chair, and Mr. Hasala Dharmawardena, Vice Chair Products & Services, will give a brief tutorial on how to use the IEEE Volunteering Platform and how it can benefit you and your SIGHT Group.

Title: Pre-university STEM Impact at IEEE

Date: Thursday 28 April

Time: 9:00am – 9:45am EDT

Watch the recorded session: Pre-university STEM Impact at IEEE

Join IEEE Educational Activities volunteer leader Ms. Lorena Garcia and Senior STEM Outreach Education Manager Ms. Dawna Schultz for this IEEE SIGHT Day 2022 session.

Pre-University STEM education has become a high priority for technical professional associations like IEEE. As the world’s largest technical professional association, IEEE is committed to encouraging pre-university students to pursue STEM careers and become changemakers who can improve the world through technology. Each year IEEE’s global community of volunteers conduct hundreds of locally-based STEM outreach activities engaging thousands of pre-university students, educators and parents. However, while the number of events and students engaged might seem impressive, IEEE had no way to collectively determine the effectiveness and impact of these programs. In this talk, we will present the strategy developed by IEEE Educational Activities Board to support IEEE volunteers who conduct STEM outreach in order to impact as many students as possible, which included the development of a set of design principles and the IEEE’s Pre-University STEM Education Theory of Action, the creation of the IEEE Volunteer STEM portal and other related initiatives. The session will show some results and examples of the impact that volunteers can make to inspire the next generation of technology professionals.

Title: IEEE SIGHT Group Social pt.3

Date: Friday 29 April

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am EDT

The SIGHT Group Socials are organized as part of the 2022 SIGHT Day celebration serve as virtual networking sessions, forums to exchange ideas and best practices, and chances to recognize and share the work that SIGHT Groups are doing. The Socials include a time to hear from volunteer leadership on recent IEEE HAC/SIGHT achievements and any developments in operational support for IEEE SIGHT Groups.

This Social is offered with IEEE Region 10 in mind, but all SIGHT Group officers and members who would like to attend at this time are welcome. Invitations for this event are sent to all SIGHT Group officers registered in vTools. Please register for one of the Socials and share with the other members of your Group. 

Title: IEEE SIGHT Awards Ceremony

Date: Friday 29 April

Time: 9:00am – 9:45am EDT

Watch the recorded event: SIGHT Awards Ceremony

Hear from the 2021 IEEE SIGHT Volunteer of the Year and the 2021 IEEE SIGHT Group of the Year representatives during the first-ever IEEE SIGHT Awards Ceremony! This event will share and celebrate what our award recipients have done in the past year with the HAC/SIGHT global community. The recipients, the IEEE CEC (Chengannur College of Engineering) SIGHT Group and Ir. Ts. Dr. Then Yi Lung from the Sarawak Subsection SIGHT Group, will have the chance to briefly share about their SIGHT experience and take questions from attendees.

Title: Sharing Volunteer Experiences with IEEE WIE & IEEE HAC/SIGHT

Date: Tuesday 3 May

Time: 10:00am – 10:45am EDT

Watch the recorded event: Sharing Volunteer Experiences with IEEE WIE & IEEE HAC/SIGHT

Join experienced IEEE volunteer leaders for this IEEE SIGHT Day 2022 session, also held as part of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) 25th anniversary program. Ms. Simay Akar and Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu will highlight the rewarding benefits of being involved with both IEEE WIE and IEEE HAC/SIGHT through personal experiences, and provide ways that those interested can get involved at this time.

 

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