Three ORS teams will be presenting their research this year at the 2018 IEEE RFID Convention! We are very proud of our ORS scholars: Erik Centeno, Hiba Murali, and Evan Shi with mentor Qi Cheng and faculty advisor Dr. Durgin, Mia Colbert, Maria Saito, and Vishnu Tanguturi with mentor Hakki Mert Torun and faculty advisor Dr. Swaminathan, and Hope Hong, Barry Smith, Ben Lazar, and Oguzhan Yilmaz with mentor Nader Sehatbakhsh and faculty advisor Dr. Zajic.
Follow this link to see the full article and learn more about our ORS team, the previous work they did in Haiti, and the work they will be continuing this Summer!
The ORS Thing-in-a-Hut team will be awarded a check by the Georgia Tech Student Foundation to travel to Thoman, Haiti. The award check will be given to the team at a ceremony at the March 1st basketball game. Go here to read more information and reserve your tickets
The goal of the team this year is to develop a working prototype that meets numerous specifications. Now that the device has been developed and tested, the team plans to travel to Haiti in May 2018 for the “pilot install” that consist of installing 25 solar power devices. This is the third year ORS has sponsored a Haiti Solar team, or as Ron Harley coined it, Thing in a Hut team! Over the last 3 years, the ORS Haiti team members have stay focused and committed to the project so that people living in huts with no power source can power a phone and a light. Thanks to Ron Harley’s vision, Frank Lamberts dedication and hard-working ORS students, this project is on the way to implementation with a plan for sustainability. Funding to get all this done has come from various sources and we are so proud of the most recent award.