MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, and Small Section Award Recipients

MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, and Small Section Awards are awarded to one large Section, one medium Section, and one small Section each year, for their successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE 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 MGA Outstanding Section Award recipients

Large - IEEE Kerala Section, Region 10

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Sameer S M
Vice Chair Sarada Jayakrishnan
Secretary Shahim Baker
Treasurer Sunitha Beevi. K


Medium - IEEE Ecuador Section, Region 9

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Diego Benitez
Vice Chair Mara Falconi
Secretary Henry Suarez-Aviles
Treasurer Omar Aguirre


Small - IEEE Panama Section, Region 9

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Guadalupe Gonzalez
Vice Chair Julio Garcia
Secretary Jeanette Shakalli
Treasurer Carlos Plazaola
Past Chair Ivan Castillo

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Outstanding Large Section Award recipients

Region Section
2020 10 IEEE Kerala Section
2019 10 IEEE Bangalore Section
2018 10 IEEE Bangladesh Section
2017 8 IEEE Tunisia Section
2016 6 IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section
2015 10 IEEE Kerala Section
2014 10 IEEE Bangalore Section
2013 1 IEEE North Jersey Section
2012 1 IEEE Boston Section
2011 7 IEEE Ottawa Section
2010 7 IEEE Vancouver Section
2009 10 IEEE Taipei Section
2008 9 IEEE Peru Section
2007 3 IEEE Melbourne Section
2006 2 IEEE Pittsburgh Section
2005 7 IEEE Ottawa Section
2004 1 IEEE Long Island Section


Large Section = 1,501 or more members

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Outstanding Medium Section Award recipients

Region Section
2020 9 IEEE Ecuador Section
2019 8 IEEE South Africa Section
2018 No award presented
2017 7 IEEE Southern Alberta Section
2016 9 IEEE Argentina Section
2015 1 IEEE New Jersey Coast Section
2014 8 IEEE Croatia Section


Medium Section = 501 - 1,500 members

The Outstanding Medium Section Award was established in November 2013.


Outstanding Small Section Award recipients

Region Section
2020 9 IEEE Panama Section
2019 8 IEEE Kenya Section
2018 8 IEEE Cyprus Section
2017 7 IEEE London Section
2016 No award presented
2015 9 IEEE Nicaragua Section
2014 9 IEEE Panama Section
2013 1 IEEE Green Mountain Section
2012 5 IEEE Galveston Bay Section
2011 7 IEEE London Section
2010 7 IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section
2009 6 IEEE Richland Section
2008 10 IEEE South Australia Section
2007 10 IEEE Shikoku Section
2006 5 IEEE Oklahoma Section
2005 9 IEEE Bahia Section
2004 10 IEEE South Australia Section


Small Section = 500 or less members

In November 2003, the Outstanding Large and Small Section Awards were established.  These awards were presented as a substitute for the Outstanding Section Award.

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Outstanding Section Award recipients

Region Section
2002 10 IEEE Bombay Section
2001 2 IEEE Philadelphia Section


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Activity highlights from this year's award recipients

The IEEE Kerala Section conducted over 1000 events in 2019 covering multiple technical, professional and educational programs that enhanced the visibility of IEEE. The Section successfully hosted the Region’s flagship conference TENCON and launched one of the most impactful programs called "Roadmap to Success in Engineering Studies", which helped many engineering aspirants to choose their target program and career. Throughout 2019, the Section held technical talks and educational training on innovative, relevant topics and cutting-edge technologies.

The IEEE Ecuador Section successfully organized a number of activities, technical and educational programs and projects in 2019. The Section effectively leveraged social media and multiple communication channels to keep members informed and engaged. The Section held a number of important projects and activities to support student activities and the creation of new units at both, student and professional levels. The Ecuador Section recognizes its members and non-members through the Coordination of Awards and Recognition program.

The IEEE Panama Section increased its membership by 42.6% in 2019 and conducted activities that ranged from seminars and workshops to technical dinners. The Section was a key advisor to the Technological University of Panama on the process of acquiring an IEEE Xplore institutional license. Through its educational activities, the Panama Section ensures schools in the country have an updated curriculum for engineering students. In 2019, the Section successfully launched a national ‘RoboCup Junior competition’ for children and a NASA Contest (Space Apps Challenge) with the support from local universities and increased the visibility of IEEE.

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