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 - NEW! 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 2020 MGA Award recipients.

Call for nominations

MGA Individual Awards - 15 October 2021 is the deadline to submit nominations

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 may be submitted at any time in 2021

MGA Outstanding Section Awards - 2022 deadline TBD

MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award - 2023 deadline TBD

2021 MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients Announced

On 26 June 2021, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected the following recipients of the 2021 MGA Outstanding Section Awards:
  • 2021 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Hong Kong Section from Region 10.
  • 2021 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE Argentina Section from Region 9.
  • 2021 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Oman Section from Region 8.
Congratulations to the Hong Kong, Argentina, and Oman Sections for being selected for these awards "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”.

2020 MGA Award recipients announced

At its 21 November 2020 meeting, the IEEE MGA Board approved the 2020 MGA Individual Award recipients and the Friend of IEEE MGA Award recipients. The MGA Awards and Recognition Committee received many nominations recognizing the accomplishments of candidates whose contributions encompass the vision, mission, and goals of MGA. On behalf of the MGA Board and the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee, thank you to all the members who took the time to submit nominations.

The 2020 MGA Outstanding Section Award recipients and the MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award recipient were announced after the 27 June 2020 meeting of the IEEE MGA Board.

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