IEEE-USA/IEEE TEMS Chicago Chapter: The IEEE Disaster Relief Vehicle (MOVE) - Introduction


IEEE-USA and the American Red Cross are partnering on the MOVE Community Outreach program to provide short-term communications and power solutions after natural disasters and infrastructure failures. Services will include cell phone charging, communication of real-time information and Internet access for the public.  Volunteer IEEE engineers and technologists, through a specially constructed Mobile Outreach VEhicle (MOVE), will travel to disaster zones to offer the know-how and technology to provide rechargeable power banks, real-time survivor information and Wi-Fi until regular electricity and data services can be restored.  Come learn about this exiting member-lead initiative! Please visit http://move.ieeeusa.org/



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  • 201 East Loop Road
  • Wheaton, Illinois
  • United States
  • Building: IIT Rice Campus

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  • No Admission Charge
  • Starts 24 April 2017 08:58 PM
  • Ends 28 June 2017 10:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central


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Jim

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Diaster Relief

IEEE-USA and the American Red Cross are partnering on the MOVE Community Outreach program to provide short-term communications and power solutions after natural disasters and infrastructure failures. Services will include cell phone charging, communication of real-time information and Internet access for the public.  Volunteer IEEE engineers and technologists, through a specially constructed Mobile Outreach VEhicle (MOVE), will travel to disaster zones to offer the know-how and technology to provide rechargeable power banks, real-time survivor information and Wi-Fi until regular electricity and data services can be restored.  Come learn about this exiting member-lead initiative!

Biography:

James M. Conrad (S’84-M’92-SM’98) received his BS degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1984 and his MS and PhD degrees in computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 1987 and 1992, respectively.  From 1984 to 1990 he was a software engineer with IBM, from 1992 to 1995 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, and from 1997 to 2003 he was a software engineer and project manager with Ericsson and Sony Ericsson.  Since 2003 he has been an Associate Professor and Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He is the author of eight books and more than 140 articles in the areas of embedded systems, robotics, parallel processing, and engineering education.  Dr. Conrad was elected to serve on the IEEE Board of Directors as Region 3 Director/Delegate for 2016-2017.