How Can You Make a Difference? Learn More About the Growing Engineering for Change Community During Free Webinar
4 October 2012 – Want to learn more about Engineering for Change? IEEE members and volunteers are invited to find out how to get involved in this important initiative during an introductory webinar to be held at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, 17 October.
Engineering for Change (E4C), a global community of organizations and individuals, promotes sustainable and accessible technology-based solutions to problems facing poor and underserved communities worldwide. Membership is free and open to anyone.
Founded in January 2011 by IEEE, ASME, and Engineers Without Borders-USA, E4C has grown to over 11,000 members. It is currently increasing the extent of its content offerings to include webinars with thought leaders and the first-of-its-kind Appropriate Solutions Evaluation Program, a review process that will ensure products to combat poverty, such as water filters, solar cookers, and latrines, perform as promised, are culturally appropriate, locally sustainable, and affordable.
The site also includes member profiles, do-it-yourself projects, and resources for grants and awards for humanitarian technology projects. You can also learn more from the Engineering for Change Facebook and Twitter social media channels, and YouTube.
IEEE members from countries as wide-ranging as Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Trinidad, Turkey, U.A.E, and the U.S. have already joined E4C.
Register for the 17 October webinar, which will feature updates on active projects in the Engineering for Change community.