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Links to the contests and deadlines for submission:
- Student Paper Contest (June 1, 2013)
- Student Poster Contest (June 1, 2013)
- Photo/Short-Video Contests (June 17, 2013)
- Young Professional Project Contest - YPPC (submission of applications is closed)
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Humanitarian Engineering Gains New Recognition
Awards nominations deadline fast approaching to celebrate achievements in the field of global humanitarian engineering
San Jose (May 17, 2013) – The closing for nominations in Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards is coming up rapidly. The international awards will celebrate outstanding contributions to humanitarian engineering.
The two award categories for 2013 are: Global Humanitarian Engineer of the Year and Global Humanitarian Project of the Year. Nominations close June 2nd 2013, and the awards will be presented in Silicon Valley at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference October 21- 23.
Press coverage of the conference exhibits and presentations will be carried extensively on the ScienceNews Radio Network program Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason, produced in Dallas, Texas.
The awards started with Rebecca Dracup and Andrew Perren, two engineering students at the University of Western Australia in 2012. Until now it has been very difficult to find stories of success about engineering and engineers in the humanitarian and development sectors so they created the Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards (GHEA) with the help of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference and Engineers Without Borders Australia.
“We opened nominations on May 1st 2013 and are hoping to attract nominations from every corner of the world”, Perren said.
To nominate or learn more about GHEA 2013 visit http://www.ieeeghtc.org/global-humanitarian-engineering-award/.
Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering Departments, UCLA
Title of the Speech:
Computational Microscopy, Sensing and Diagnostics for Telemedicine and Global Health Applications
Dr. Ozcan is an Associate Professor at UCLA leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at the Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments. Dr. Ozcan holds 22 issued patents and 15 pending patent applications and is also the author of one book and the co-author of more than 270 peer reviewed research articles.
Dr. Ozcan received several awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, SPIE Early Career Achievement Award, ARO Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award and MIT’s TR35 Award for his seminal contributions to near-field and on-chip imaging, and telemedicine based diagnostics.
Dr. Ozcan is also the recipient of the National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award, Popular Science Brilliant 10 Award, Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award. Ozcan is a Fellow of SPIE and a Senior Member of IEEE.
For more information about Dr. Ozcan, his work and team please go to http://innovate.ee.ucla.edu.
Panel Topic: Innovating in Times of Disaster
Desiree Matel-Anderson, J.D., Chief Innovation Advisor/Think Tank Strategic Vision Coordinator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Willow Brugh, Program Director, Geeks Without Bounds
Desiree (Desi) Matel-Anderson is the Chief Innovation Advisor at FEMA and Think Tank Strategic Vision Coordinator. During her tenure at FEMA, she led the first innovation team down to Hurricane Sandy to provide real-time problem solving in disaster response and recovery. She also runs think tanks nation-wide to cultivate innovation in communities. Desi began her emergency management experience by volunteering in Northern Illinois University’s Office of Emergency Planning followed by working in the Southeast Wisconsin Urban Area Security Initiative and the City of Milwaukee Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office. She has also worked on numerous innovative projects with agencies, communities, organizations and companies throughout her career. In addition to her background in emergency management and innovation, Desi continues to periodically lecture at Harvard and various universities on innovation which includes consulting agencies and countries internationally on innovative practices and infrastructure. Desi attended the National Preparedness Leadership Institute at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health in 2011 and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University in 2009.
Willow is an organic chat client, spanning a multitude of subcultures and putting like-minded (but differently disciplined) people in touch. This has led to a passion for hacker and maker spaces as places for education and indicators of resiliency in disaster. These places must be nurtured and pushed forward, to take a lead role in creating engaged citizens to take us into the future. She co-founded of Jigsaw Renaissance, a learning and making community in Seattle; co-founded and past director of Space Federation, linking together hacker and maker spaces; and currently direct Geeks Without Bounds, an accelerator for humanitarian projects. In 2013, Willow embark on a new adventure as a research affiliate at Center for Civic Media out of MIT.
For more information about YPPC 2013 please visit http://www.ieeeghtc.org/young-professional-project-contest-2013.
The Call of Applications has now closed. This year we received more than double the number of applicants we could have participate. After much deliberation, the contest committee has now selected five teams of eight participants, that are made up of young professionals from 14 countries and every continent in the world.
Teams have now begun working together on developing their solutions to this year’s contest problem. We look forward to seeing their end results when they present at the 2013 IEEE GHTC!
Good luck to all the teams, and thank you to all that applied to be apart of this year’s contest!
Vote for your favorite GHTC 2012 photo at email@example.com. 2012 People’s Choice winner will be published at the website in the end of this summer.
GHTC is calling for short stories of no more then 150 words about a positive impact GHTC made or is making on lives, work, projects, networking or other activities/progress of people.
If you would like to share a story, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org with good-quality JPG-format photos if possible, and your personal information:
- First name
- Last name
- E-mail address
- Phone number
Best stories will be published at the website in http://www.ieeeghtc.org/tell-a-story and other materials of the Conference.
We will also publish good quality photos with GHTC logo, trademark and/or merchandise.