One special opportunity at the meeting was the launch of the IEEE Foundation’s celebration of its 50th anniversary on 16 February. This milestone marks five decades of translating member and donor values into social impact by transforming lives through the power of technology and education. We will be walking alongside the IEEE Foundation in its celebration journey, as IEEE SIGHT is one of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary partners. For those who did not attend the in-person launch event, you are invited to join the virtual celebration event on 1 March 2023 at 1:00 pm ET.
HTB also had its first Board meeting in February. I am very happy to have this opportunity to lead the Board members in our efforts to contribute to several strategic focus areas, such as:
- Capacity building
- Collaboration across the board
- Funding opportunities to fuel member engagement
- Continued support for IEEE member sustainable development projects at the local level throughout their lifecycle
Finally, I would like to encourage SIGHT members and Groups, HTB/SIGHT funded project volunteers, and all our readers to consider ways to contribute to IEEE Education Week, to be held from 2 - 8 April 2023. IEEE Education Week is a weeklong celebration of educational opportunities provided by IEEE and its many organizational units, societies and councils from around the world. IEEE Education Week is a great way to explore education programs and offerings from IEEE. I invite you to learn more and to participate!