MGA Awards and Recognition Program

The awards and recognition program of the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board is designed to promote, recognize, and reward excellence in promoting the interests of IEEE as reflected in the operations of MGA and IEEE geographic unit activities (Regions, Councils, Areas, Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches, and Student Branch Chapters). The program is administered by the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee (MGA ARC).

Award

Annual

Number of awards

Selection Committee 

MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award Yes One MGA ARC
MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award  Yes Up to three (3) MGA ARC
MGA Innovation Award Yes One MGA ARC
MGA Leadership Award Yes Up to three (3) MGA ARC
MGA Achievement Award Yes Up to six (6) MGA ARC
MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award Yes Up to six (6) MGA ARC
MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award Every three (3) years One MGA ARC
IEEE VP Member and Geographic Activities Discretionary Award   Discretionary Discretion     VP MGA & ARC Chair     
Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award Yes Committee discretion MGA ARC
MGA Outstanding Large Section Award Yes One MGA ARC
MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award  Yes One MGA ARC
MGA Outstanding Small Section Award Yes One MGA ARC

Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.

Learn more about the MGA Awards nomination process, guidelines and eligibility, and how to submit a nomination  

View the MGA Awards and Recognition Program Manual (DOC, 309 KB)  

Email questions and/or feedback to MGA Awards staff at mga-awards@ieee.org

See 2022 MGA Award recipients.

Call for nominations

MGA Individual Awards - Call for nominations to be announced July 2022.

Click below to learn how to complete a MGA Individual Award Nomination successfully:

how to complete mga individual award nomination

Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Awards - Nominations can be submitted at any time in 2022.

MGA Outstanding Section Awards - Next call for nominations to be announced early 2023  

MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award - Next call for Nominations to be announced in 2023.

2022 MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients Announced

On 25 June 2022, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected the following recipients of the 2022 MGA Outstanding Section Awards:
  • 2022 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Malaysia Section from Region 10.
  • 2022 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE Columbus Section from Region 2.
  • 2022 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Galveston Section from Region 5.
Congratulations to the Malaysia, Columbus, and Galveston Bay Sections for being selected for these awards and "for their successful efforts in fulfilling IEEE's educational and scientific goals for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries."

This year’s recipients, as well as previous recipients, are listed on the MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients web page. There is also a section of the page highlighting some of the activities from this year’s award recipients.

MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award Recipient Announced (Awarded every 3 years)

On 27 June 2020, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected Luis Alberto Remez (R9) Argentina Section as the 2020 award recipient. Congratulations to Luis Alberto Remez, "for long-term leadership, commitment, and contributions as a volunteer in supporting the MGA goals and strategies for the benefit of IEEE and its members”.

Friend of MGA Award recipients announced

Also at its 25 June 2022 meeting, the IEEE MGA Board approved the recipients of Individual and Organizational Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award as follows: Ka Man CHAN from Macau, China, Region 10 (Individual), Leap & Scale Foundation, Pune, India, Region 10 (Organizational), and Facultad Regional Resistencia - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina, Region 9 (Organizational). On behalf of the MGA Board and the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee, congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the members who took the time to submit nominations.

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