By Monica Rozenfeld When Tara McCartney first learned about IEEE Smart Village more than a year ago, ISV was just investigating possibilities in India. McCartney understood the country’s infrastructure and policy challenges as the founder, in 2013, of United for Hope, a nongovernmental organization that helps people in rural communities access clean water and electricity, … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Supports New Solar Ventures in India
While the electrical energy we generate comes from the sun, a group of ISV volunteers generated support for our programs with their muscles! IEEE staff and volunteers running on behalf of the IEEE Foundation raised more than $7k leading up to the annual Rutgers Half- Marathon Run, which took place on April 9, 2017.
IEEE Smart Village ISV was well represented at the 2017 PowerAfrica Conference in Accra, Ghana. This year’s theme was Harnessing Energy, Information and Communications Technology for Affordable Electrification of Africa, and ISV co-founder and chairman Ray Larsen was featured as a keynote speaker. Nearly 50 ISV program partners, energy entrepreneurs, and volunteers from around the world gathered for … Continue reading PowerAfrica 2017
HENRY LOUIE In my role as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University, I’ve learned that successful engineers are constantly challenging themselves and learning new things. Although the basic principles of math and science remain unchanged, engineering solutions for the developing world must be adapted for the local community. … Continue reading Everyday Engineers
On June 6th, 2017, the sixth episode of National Geographic’s critically-acclaimed series BREAKTHROUGH aired in 171 countries and 45 languages, and prominently featured the work of IEEE Smart Village and partner organizations to bring solar power to an ancient monastery in the Himalayan mountains. Viewers witnessed a team of dedicated engineers, hardy volunteers, and ISV’s … Continue reading ISV on the Small Screen