This Rwandan Engineer is Learning How to Manage Humanitarian Projects

After several years of volunteering for IEEE humanitarian technology projects, Samantha Mugeni Niyoyita decided she needed more than just technical skills to help underserved communities become more self-sufficient. The IEEE member from Kigali, Rwanda, participated in installing portable sinks in nearby rural markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 and…
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The Pioneer Behind Electromagnetism

Without an understanding of the fundamental relationship between electricity and magnetism, it would not have been possible to invent motors, telecommunications equipment, kitchen appliances and more. A key part of our understanding of that relationship, known as classical electromagnetics or classical electrodynamics, was first theorized in the 1820s by André-Marie…
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Students Develop Low-Cost Wearable Device for the Visually Impaired

Employing computer vision techniques, students from the Ramaiah Institute of Technology’s IEEE Computational Intelligence Society chapter in Bangalore, India, developed a device to assist people who are visually impaired. OurVision is a low-cost wearable that reads text out loud to users and helps them navigate their surroundings. The goal is…
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Hundreds of Resources Highlighted During IEEE Education Week

IEEE members across the globe celebrated IEEE Education Week from 2 to 8 April. The annual event highlights educational opportunities provided by more than 75 IEEE operating units, regions, sections, and technical societies. This year it included events, online resources, and special offers on educational products and services. The week…
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