Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NY graduates launch conference to encourage Haitian engineers

NEW YORK — Three engineering graduates of City College of New York are planning the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of Haiti’s inaugural conference from April 14-16, 2014, to be held at Faculte de Sciences, one of Haiti’s most prominent universities.
Their ultimate goal is to empower students to grow into leaders in their respective fields, regardless of the catastrophic events that took place in the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The three enterprising graduates of City College’s School of Engineering are Paul Merisier, Richard Sam, and Michele Boisrond.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE Haiti has been launched with the main agenda of promoting humanitarian engineering, providing professional workshops, raising awareness for future support of summer research programs and internships, opening student chapters at universities, promotion of community service and high school outreach to promote STEM fields.
The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society. Being STEM-capable strengthens students’ ability to succeed in an innovation-based economy and society.

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