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 Hong Kong Section, Region 10

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Dr. Paulina Y Chan
Vice Chair Prof. Kenneth K Y Wong
Secretary Dr. Ray Cheung Chak Chung
Treasurer Dr. Eddy Chiu


Medium - IEEE Argentina Section, Region 9

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Augusto J. Herrera              
Vice Chair Graciela N. Pataro
Secretary Juan M. Perdomo
Treasurer Martin Nievas


Small - IEEE Oman Section, Region 8

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Abdullah Al Badi
Vice Chair Mohammed Bait Suwailam
Secretary Arnold Nolasco Santos
Treasurer Ahmed AL Maashari

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Outstanding Large Section Award recipients

Region Section
2021 10 IEEE Hong Kong 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
2021 9 IEEE Argentina 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
2021 8 IEEE Oman 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 Hong Kong Section enjoyed success in 2020 across all its units, winning multiple awards such as R10 Best Membership Growth and R10 Best Membership Retention (Large Section) Awards. Newly formed units included the Hong Kong Life Members Affinity Group as well as a Young Professionals Affinity Group. Through various collaborations with non-engineering professional bodies such as co-organizing the Webinar on COVID-19 with Chartered Management Institute (CMI), HK Section has enhanced the public visibility of IEEE and can potentially attract business and medical professionals to become IEEE members.

The IEEE Argentina Section with all its units located throughout the country, they are encouraged to co-organize activities. All events devote time to present the IEEE to attendees and remark the participation of volunteer as the core of the Institute. One key activity was the fifth edition of the flagship biennial Conference IEEE ARGENCON 2020 Virtual Conference, which resulted in the most successful event, surpassing all previous ones in attendance, accepted papers, presenters, short technical videos among others. The Section also held a number of HAC/SIGHT sponsored projects, such as "Roboteam STEM Virtual BootCamp".

The IEEE Oman Section added new units and reactivated others, including Chapters and Student Branches, all with the goal of increasing IEEE membership. The Section gives especial attention to its student members and encourages the Student Branches to interact with the community; industry visits are held to get students closer to the field of engineering. It also organized its SYP annual Congress in which all IEEE student members gather to present innovation projects. The efforts not only benefits the IEEE student members but also industry organizations got motivated to sponsor the students’ projects.

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