IEEE Pandemic Challenge - Project Symposium


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IEEE Pandemic Challenge - Project Symposium

Project Symposium - IEEE Pandemic Challenge - August 14th 12:00 - 3:00pm

Since early spring, the Richmond Section has been hosting a Pandemic Challenge where teams of high school students, university students, and bright early career professionals join with experienced professionals serving as mentors to solve pandemic-related problems. These problems have been brought to us by local businesses, government organizations, and independent individuals.

These teams of Challengers have been working hard on their problem solutions for as long as 6 months and we are now ready to showcase their work at a Project Symposium, to be held live at the VCU Engineering Research Building and remotely via Zoom


We have taken steps to secure equipment and plan our virtual component so that it is both engaging and entertaining. Please feel free to join us at the VCU Engineering Research Building, or visit us via the Zoom Link in the Location information column below. If you are using Zoom, please sign on prior to 1:00pm for the presentations. Each team will have a separate table where they can showcase their work. Zoom attendees willl be able to "visit" each table by wandering freely between the breakout rooms on Zoom.


Due to the pandemic, any in-person attendees need to be fully vaccinated and wear a face mask. This includes minors. 


Read more about the Pandemic Challenge here -

Information about the problems here -


We are always looking for Mentors, Problem Owners, Challengers, and of course Sponsors! Please reach out if you would like to participate in next year's IEEE Challenge, with the challenge theme TBD.

The Richmond IEEE Pandemic Challenge Team

Email :


*Agenda Below*

Date and Time

  • Date: 14 Aug 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are EST5EDT
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There will be held both live and via Zoom at

  • VCU Engineering Research Building
  • Richmond
  • United States 23284
  • Building: Engineering Research Building
  • Room Number: 1313
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  • Starts 07 August 2021 07:35 PM
  • Ends 14 August 2021 11:55 PM
  • All times are EST5EDT
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: I will be attending in person, I will be attending virtually



    • 12:00 – 12:30: Arrival and Presenter Set-up


    • 12:30 – 1:00: Lunch and Meet & Greet. Zoom link goes live.


    • 1:00 – 2:00: Formal Project Presentations


    • 2:00 – 2:30: Open Table Session + small group Q&A with Presenters 


    • 2:30 – 3:00: Special Thank You Ceremony


Project Symposium - IEEE Pandemic Challenge - August 14th 12:00 - 3:00pm