IEEE MOVE Community Outreach, An IEEE-USA Program

IEEE MOVE Disaster Relief & OutreachNatural disasters can severely impact individuals, families, and communities around the world. The restoration of electricity and communications is often of primary importance during these challenging times—because when power and connectivity is lost, people have no lights, no means to recharge cell phones and no way to communicate to get help. Learn more about the IEEE MOVE Community Outreach Program here.

The IEEE MOVE truck will be on-site at the WF-PST! Attendees will have a first-hand opportunity to experience the MOVE Truck, take a tour, and learn about the community activities taking place across the USA.

Plan to attend the special presentation on Tuesday!

Presentation: MOVE with Purpose

Tuesday: 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at the Women In Engineering (WIE) event

Mary Ellen Randall, IEEE Fellow, MOVE Community Outreach Program Director

Mary Ellen RandallBIO: Mary Ellen Randall is an American computer programmer and businesswoman, known for founding the IEEE MOVE program for quickly providing communications and power services in disaster relief.[1] She is the founder and CEO of enterprise software company Ascot Technologies, Inc., in Cary, North Carolina

Abstract: Have you ever wondered how to take a seed of an idea to reality?  The IEEE MOVE (Mobile Outreach utilizing volunteer engagement) Program started that way.  That seed just celebrated its 8th anniversary of providing service to the community and is expanding internationally.  MOVE volunteers support disaster relief agencies committed to assisting victims of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, forest fires, and flooding. MOVE brings assistance in terms of short-term communications, and power solutions, allowing those affected by these natural disasters to stay connected.

When not deployed for natural disasters, MOVE volunteers conduct community outreach and facilitate learning opportunities for students and the general public in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Learn the key steps in developing such a program and MOVE with purpose.

3 key takeaways from this presentation:

1) How to bring a vague idea to a fully developed international program.

2) How to build team engagement and enthusiasm.

3) How to develop relationships outside your immediate community.

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