EDS Humanitarian Projects
*2022 project proposals to be announced in September
Automated and Sustainable Drip Irrigation System in Rural Nicaragua
A collaboration between EDS, IEEE SIGHT and local partners, led by EDS Member, Mario Aleman
The project purpose was to implement an automated and sustainable drip irrigation system powered by solar energy and controlled by a microcontroller. The project benefited a community in La Paz, Carazo, Nicaragua, with a sustainable system for improving their agricultural production. The group established a community shelter for local and international volunteers to visit and develop outreach activities and projects. This project aims to scale and replicate the good practices of community development carried out by IEEE EDS Nicaragua Chapter, SIGHT Nicaragua and local partners.
Watch this video to see the project's development.
1st Region 9 EDS Application Specific Integrated Circuit Contest was launched September 2020, with a second contest scheduled for later in 2021.
Read poster for more information on the selected proposals and contest.
LAEDC Scholarships - Global Outreach Project
A total of 30 international EDS students, including at least 20 undergraduate students from Central America, and graduate students from South America, Europe and North America, attended the IEEE Latin American Electron Devices Conference (LAEDC), in San Jose, Costa Rica, held in February 2020.
Students attended an EDS mini-colloquia, a poster presentation session, an EDS-ETC training workshop at a local university, and the full conference program, including social activities. The participation of students from Central America motivated them to join the IEEE and EDS, and create new IEEE EDS chapters.
IEEE EDS finances new educational project at LCA - Faculty of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences
Promoting STEM courses to young students for renewable energy and open source technology, was the purpose of this program. EDS volunteers developed educational tools for the new challenges and opportunities that will be required by future professionals for problem solving, innovation and the possibilities offered by the world of renewable energy and sustainable development. The team offered virtual workshops at technical schools and in-person courses when safe.
IEEE EDS Industry Placement Initiative
This program sponsored 10 current and newly graduated students to spend time in industry on any topics aligned with EDS. Students gained valuable hands-on knowledge in quantum technologies, neuromorphic computing/accelerators of AI, compound semiconductors (GaN and SiC), renewables, 5G/IoT, reliability and CMOS. Participants from Europe, Asia and South America benefited from this program in 2020. Read their experiences.
UPDATE: 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Application Deadline Extended until 31 July 2021. Learn details HERE.