2021 IEEE MGA Leadership Positions: Nomination Deadline is 15 March
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for the following 2021 leadership positions:
- MGA Vice President-Elect/Board Chair-Elect
- MGA Treasurer
- MGA Vice Chairs
-Geographic Unit Operations
- Committee Chairs
-Admission and Advancement (IEEE)
-Awards and Recognition
-Life Members (IEEE)
-Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory
-Membership Recruitment and Recovery
-Potentials Editorial Board
-Women in Engineering (IEEE)
-Young Professionals (IEEE)
The deadline to submit nominations for the above positions is 15 March 2020.
U.S. REAL ID ACT – ARE YOU READY?
Starting 1 October, 2020, every U.S. air traveler 18 years of age or older will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another federally approved form of identification such as a U.S. passport, to board a domestic flight or enter secure federal facilities that require identification.
Do I Need a Real ID to FLY?
U.S. residents who want to use a driver’s license to board a commercial aircraft will need to obtain the new license by the October 2020 deadline, when it becomes the only identification accepted by the TSA. If you don’t need a license to board a flight, either because you don’t travel or you use a U.S. passport, you do not need the Real ID.
Common Reasons to Obtain a Real ID:
· You want to fly with only your U.S. State-issued ID
· You don’t have a passport or another TSA approved ID
· You need to visit a secure federal facility
Your GoogleApps@IEEE account can now be enabled for 2-Step verification(2SV). This added layer of security will help to protect your account from unauthorized access.
What is 2-Step Verification?
2SV is a process that requires two steps to access your account. You must:
1. Verify who you are through a password (something you know)
2. Receive an access code delivered to a device (something you have)
MGA 2019 Individual Award Recipients
At the IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Board 23 November 2019 meeting, the awards for the MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational, MGA Innovation, MGA Leadership, MGA Achievement, and MGA Young Professionals Achievement were selected.
The following individuals were selected as 2019 MGA Award recipients.
The MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award is presented to one individual annually, to recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and strategic objectives of MGA as related to transnational activities. This award is made in memory of Dr. Larry K. Wilson whose biography is listed below.
Takako Hashimito, Tokyo Section - “For inspiring leadership and contributions to IEEE Women in Engineering across the world with the mission: Inspire, Encourage, Engage and Empower.”
The MGA Innovation Award is presented to an individual, or a team, whose accomplishment/project is judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the strategic goals of MGA.
*** IEEE ENERGYCON 2020 - Call For Papers ***
--- 6th IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON) ---
Venue: RAMADA Plaza Hotel, Gammarth, Tunisia (FREE airport transfer for participants)
Dates: 13-16 April 2020 (weather: about 22° - Spring)
Submission (Full Paper - 6 pages, Short Paper - 4 pages, or an extended abstract - 2 pages): Extended to January 26, 2020
Publication: Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
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