SSIT Blog Contest

SSIT has initiated a Blog Contest Share, in 500 words or less, your commentary on how Technology is impacting Society. See the “TAG Cloud” for some of the currently popular topics, consider the list below for candidates:

  • Climate Change/Environmental impact
  • International development/Poverty alleviation
  • Green/Sustainable Technologies/Design
  • Reliable Energy
  • Privacy/Security
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Health & Healthcare technology
  • Women in Engineering
  • Engineering, Science and Technology Education, including K-12
  • Public Transportation

This Initial Contest will end September 1st, 2015 Enter your comment via the form at: http://bit.ly/ssitblog Rules:

  1. Submissions will be evaluated by a team of SSIT volunteer leaders
  2. There may be more than one selected winner, or potentially none.
  3. Winner’s entries will be accepted under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.  acknowledging the contributing author and linking to the work at http://www.IEEESSIT.org
  4. Awesome prizes (non-monetary) will be provided to winners — well we think they are awesome.  We will post winning entries on the official SSIT Blog, and also promote them via our Linkedin and Facebook groups.
  5. This initial contest is open to SSIT members and IEEE Members (students, full members, SSIT affiliate members, etc.)

Some suggestions:

  • Link to relevant content — news articles, technical papers, items that allow the reader to find out more about the technology, social concepts and impact you discuss
  • Encourage reader feedback — controversial issues that solicit additional perspectives are a key aspect of a healthy discussion
  • Be professional – we will be acknowledging your entry and your name in our publicity channels — the Internet is “forever” – and current/future employers (and others) may view your postings in the future. (This is true of all parts of the Internet! — a social implication of this technology)
  • Different cultures view different issues in different ways… one value SSIT brings is a diverse set of perspectives (national, technical, etc.) — help readers understand your perspectives — it can be one of your greatest contributions

Help us get the word out about this contest:
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