IEEE Liberia Subsection on Friday August 2, 2019 held its first meeting in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The meeting took place at BlueCrest University College’s auditorium. As a result, many dignitaries, professional, senior, graduate and students members of IEEE gathered together.

Speaking at the meeting, a Software Engineering lecturer at BlueCrest, Borbor Teddy Sombai abreast attendees with technological standards and policies of IEEE Liberia and urged them to take advantage of the section by joining and working to fulfill the mission of IEEE. “You are highly invited to express your interest in joining IEEE aimed at advancing technologies to help humanity,” Mr. Sombai indicated.

Similarly, the Webmaster of IEEE Liberia subsection, Mr. Caleb Massaley said he sees IEEE as a reservoir for knowledge regarding trending technologies. Meanwhile, the ExCom Secretary Dr. Ruchi Doshi emphasized the role of women in IEEE. She assured and encouraged women in the meeting that they can do better, based on their willingness and assistance from their male counterparts. In addition, she presented a petition for the Women in Engineering Affinity group in Liberia.

Consequently, based on the fact that some interested participants, had no clues on how to become an IEEE member, the Chair of IEEE Liberia Subsection, Mr. Kamal Kant Hiran used the platform to explain the entire process. This was done through vivid slide presentation, encompassing the kinds of membership available as well as the benefits members stand to accrue.

In addition, Mr. Canice Morris, an IEEE Volunteer at the BlueCrest University College vowed to spread the message of IEEE Liberia. He promised to visit vocational and technical institutions in Liberia, to tell students and faculties about IEEE, what it does, and its benefits.“I spoke with the Director of Training, Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) regarding IEEE in Liberia, and he welcomes the idea. He plans to do a formal communication inviting me to talk about IEEE at his institution,” Mr. Morris disclosed.

The meeting lasted for two hours and was adjourned successfully, after group photographs.

Story by: Dr. Ruchi Doshi (IEEE Liberia Subsection, Secretary)