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 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.
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.See 2020 MGA Award recipients.
Call for nominations
MGA Individual Awards - 2021 deadline TBD
Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Awards - Nominations may be submitted at any time in 2021
MGA Outstanding Section Awards - 2021 deadline: 15 May
MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award - 2023 deadline TBD
2020 MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients Announced
- 2020 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Kerala Section from Region 10.
- 2020 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE Ecuador Section from Region 9.
- 2020 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Panama Section from Region 9.
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
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”.