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).
Number of awards
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See 2022 MGA Award recipients.
Call for nominations
MGA Individual Awards - Next Call for nominations to be announced in 2023.
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Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Awards - Nominations can be submitted at any time in 2023.
MGA Outstanding Section Awards - Deadline to submit nominations: 15 May 2023 (CLOSED)
MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award - Deadline to submit Nominations: 15 May 2023 (CLOSED)
2022 MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients Announced
- 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.
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
On 19 November 2022, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board approved the following recipient for the 2022 Individual Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award:The Honorable Dr. Duncan Rogers Lee, II, Esquire from Region 1, New York, USA. In addition, 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.