The IEEE student branch at Rowan University held its annual Profbots event. Small robots the students built were placed in a ring and tasked with pushing each other out, similar to a sumo wrestling match.
Shepherd University’s IEEE student branch received a US $4,000 donation from BES Technology, a company in nearby Ashburn cofounded by Paul Buede [left]. Keisha Burns [right], the student branch’s vice president, says the donation will support the branch’s programs as well as those of its IEEE Robotics and Automation Society chapter and its IEEE Women in Engineering affinity group.
Members of the Epsilon Xi Chapter of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu at Wichita State University are improving the lives of local children with disabilities through the university’s Go Baby Go project. Members customize ride-on toy cars to meet the children’s needs. The group received a $10,000 grant from Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in IEEE.
An IEEE Milestone plaque honors Qualcomm’s 1989 public demonstration of its CDMA technology, which would pave the way for 3G cellular networks. Region 6 Director Kathleen Kramer, Qualcomm cofounder Andrew Viterbi, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and Qualcomm cofounder Irwin M. Jacobs attended the Milestone ceremony.
IEEE volunteers and university students received a $22,000 grant from EPICS in IEEE to construct a solar-powered water-heating system for Christie Lake Kids, a summer camp for underprivileged children.
Members of the IEEE student branch at Anadolu University gathered in front of the Dream Castle at Sazova Science, Art, and Culture Park to celebrate IEEE Day in October.
An IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) group worked with Etnia Toba Qom tribe members to build a sustainable, energy-efficient kitchen.
Members of the IEEE Bombay Section’s Young Professionals affinity group visited a Jet Airways maintenance hangar.