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  

Reference MGA Operations Manual Section 8.0 for more MGA Awards information  

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

See a list of MGA Award recipients.

Call for nominations

MGA Individual Awards - NEXT NOMINATION PERIOD TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MID-2024.

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 ANY TIME DURING 2024.

MGA Outstanding Section Awards - WE ARE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2024 MGA OUTSTANDING SECTION AWARDS UNTIL WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY, 2024   

MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award - NEXT NOMINATION PERIOD TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2026

2023 MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients Announced

On 17 June 2023, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected the following recipients of the 2023 MGA Outstanding Section Awards:
  • 2023 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Italy Section from Region 8.
  • 2023 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE Tainan Section from Region 10.
  • 2023 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE South Saskatchewan Section from Region 7.
Congratulations to the Italy, Tainan, and South Saskatchewan 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 17 June 2023, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected Maike Luiken (R7) London Section as the 2023 award recipient. Congratulations to Maike Luiken, "For exemplary leadership and commitment to MGA, IEEE members and the public, and for championing technological solutions to sustainable development and climate change challenges"

Friend of MGA Award recipients announced

On 17 June 2023, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board approved the following recipients for the 2023 Organizational Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award: Facultad Regional Buenos Aires - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN BA) from Region 9, Argentina, London Stock Exchange Group/LSEG from Region 10, Sri Lanka, and Children’s Week Council of Australia (CWCOA), from Region 10. 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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