IEEE Humanitarian Activities
IEEE’s tagline is “Advancing Technology for Humanity.” One aspect of this is Humanitarian Activities. There are two main approaches IEEE takes to this. Both have opportunities for students to get involved.
Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC)
The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) provides a suite of resources that inspire and enable IEEE volunteers around the world to carry out and support impactful humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at the local level. HAC focuses on raising awareness, providing training, supporting and evaluating projects, and cultivating relationships within the global sustainable development community.
Find out more on the HAC Webpage.
Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Activities (SIGHT):
IEEE SIGHT is a global network of IEEE volunteers partnering with underserved communities & local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development. It is structured as a sub-committee of the HAC.SIGHT encourages its members to form groups in order to effectively develop sustainable solutions that make a long term difference in the lives of people around them. SIGHT groups consist of at least six IEEE members who come together to learn about sustainable development, build relationships within their local communities, and implement SIGHT group projects that utilize technology to tackle key problems within the community.
Find out more on the SIGHT Webpage.