With more than 426,000 members, IEEE is capable of doing a world of good. Volunteers in almost two dozen countries are applying their engineering expertise to humanitarian causes at the local level. They’re holding computer classes and bringing LEDs to low-income communities in India, for example, and organizing technology workshops in Colombia and Uganda.
The IEEE SIGHT program helps sponsor and promote the projects by connecting IEEE members so they can work together to help those in need. There are 76 SIGHT groups around the world. Here’s what a few of them have been up to.