In recent years, IEEE has placed great emphasis on Humanitarian Technology Activities, instituting the Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee (HAHC) in 2011. As part of a strategic effort toward member engagement, HAHC has instituted a program called Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).
To promote the mission of IEEE regarding humanitarian technology activities, particularly:
Six or more IEEE members in good standing and passionate in humanitarian technology activities centered on one or more above interest areas. They can be geographically anywhere.
The prospective SIGHT will need to have an affiliation with an IEEE OU (Region, Section, Society Chapter, Affinity Group). The chair of the OU will need to approve the formation.
Students are encouraged to form SIGHTs. The chair must, however, be a professional member, ideally the Student Branch Counselor, and the SIGHT must be affiliated to the Section.
The prospective SIGHT will need to submit an application requesting formation of a SIGHT.
If you are interested in forming a SIGHT group, you may apply by completing the petition (PDF, 267 KB) and submitting the application materials to the SIGHT Steering Committee for review via:
E-mail: Holly Schneider Brown (e-mail preferred method)
Fax: +1 732 463 3657
Mail: SIGHT Steering Committee
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141
To help set IEEE SIGHT Group activities in motion, the Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee has decided to award initial seed grants of US$250 to each of the first 50 SIGHT Groups formed.
If you are interested in forming a SIGHT Group, complete the petition as soon as possible to qualify for US$250 that will aid in kicking off your SIGHT Group's ideas and activities.