November 2021 Survey Results
hanks to everyone who filled out the survey I sent out a couple weeks ago. The response was small, but they are worth sharing.
First question: We are again looking at hosting Russ Harrison, IEEE-USA’s Director of Government Relations, at a general assembly in 2022. Do you want more events of that look at the interaction of technology with politics and society?
Response: all survey takers answered (some more than once). 66% were interested in Technology and Politics; and 66% were interested in Technology and Society. So Cleveland IEEE will continue to bring in presentations that address how technology intersects with society in general, and in the political process in particular.
Do you want more events that are geared for engineers and their significant others? Yes: 71% (Sounds good to me to!)
Cleveland IEEE has sponsored an award for the NorthEast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (open to students grade 7-12) for many years, including this year’s virtual presentations. We are discussing adding a new award for FIRST Robotics Competition for high school students. Are you interested in supporting our current STEM programs? NEOSEF: 75%; FIRST Robotics: 75% (Cleveland IEEE will look at supporting both efforts next year)
What technologies, businesses, or research would you be interested in learning more about?
- Artificial Intelligence
- Startups (new and those who have progressed beyond the startup stage)
- DC Power and status of the Utility Companies
(Great suggestions!) Where would you prefer in-person events to be held? Most responses were either Southside and Downtown (As a caveat, we will gladly have presentations on-site at any industrial site in the Cleveland area!) End of the year social: 75% for Top Golf (We are scrambling to put something together in December) As a final update, Cleveland IEEE provides support for the Cleveland GiveCamp (https://clevelandgivecamp.org/), a weekend event where coders help local non-profits update and manage their website. This is normally a weekend campout on the lake however GiveCamp for 2020 was cancelled and 2021 was virtual. This virtual event did help three local non-profits this year!
- Lake County Free Clinic
- Roberto Clemente Park Block Club
- Stark Fresh