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IEEE MOVE – Fireside Chat with Mary Ellen Randall and Tim Lee
November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sponsored by IEEE Region 6 The MOVE Initiative – A Fireside Chat with Mary Ellen Randall Please join our Fireside chat with Mary Ellen Randall, as we learn about the MOVE (Mobile Outreach Volunteer Engagement) Initiative. We will learn how the initiative started, the amazing impacts that it has made to communities throughout the country and the international growth of the MOVE Global Initiative. Upcoming sessions and volunteer opportunities will also be discussed providing details on how you can volunteer or support this impactful initiative. MOVE is an IEEEUSA initiative where IEEE volunteers help with both natural disaster relief and STEM educational efforts. Centered around the MOVE truck and its capabilities, MOVE volunteers learn about the truck capabilities, how to operate safely as a MOVE team member, what to expect on a deployment and what is expected. Come join the exciting MOVE team and provide comfort for people who have been impacted by a natural disaster. Speaker(s): Mary Ellen Randall, Tim Lee Agenda: In March 2021, the IEEE MOVE (Mobile Outreach Volunteer Engagement) celebrated its 5th anniversary of providing service to the community. Initially started as an IEEE-USA initiative, MOVE is expanding to other areas of the world. MOVE volunteers supports disaster relief agencies committed to assisting victims of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, forest fires, and flooding. It brings assistance in terms of short-term communications, computer, and power solutions, allowing those affected by these natural disasters to stay connected. The trucks are staffed by IEEE volunteers who cross train with the Red Cross to provide technology and services at disaster sites. 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).This talk will include new developments with regard to expansion beyond the US and will also most highlight recent disaster responses. Questions are encouraged for an interactive Q and A. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/288245