MGA Scoop

July 2021

MGA Scoop

June 2021

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at IEEE

See actions that various IEEE groups are taking toward building a diverse, equitable, and welcoming environment, along with resources.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at IEEE

The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Volunteer Leadership Training (VoLT) Program. The VoLT Program invites volunteers who have a desire to continue growing as IEEE volunteers and lead their local units to complete the program’s prerequisite courses, and apply for the program.

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2022 MGA committee member and liaison positions. These include:

MGA Scoop

May 2021

IEEE heard the request from volunteers for an improved financial and contract system to simplify, streamline, and save time that allows for more visibility for the end user to improve business insights and decisions.

The new features will be phased in within the new NextGen system over a period of time. IEEE understands this is a change for our volunteers and it can take time to adapt to the new platform. Training and educational resources will be available throughout the transition period.

We have been working since last year on major changes to the IEEE financial systems. The “NextGen” platform is designed to integrate the functions that a Geographic Unit Treasurer needs to accomplish. 

What’s not changing?

  • Your Geo Unit Concentration Banking (CB) account remains the same.
  • Staff will continue to process your payment and transfer requests as usual.
  • Existing CB checks, deposit tickets, and mail-in deposit envelopes will work as before.
  • Authorized signers and CB cards will remain the same.

What is changing? 

  • Your access to NetSuite ended on 30 April 2021.
  • You can generate electronic payments through NextGen Banking.
  • Starting in June 2021, CB account statements will be available through the NextGen Banking instead of CBRS (Concentration Banking Reporting System).

Concentration Banking/CBRS

  • CBRS data download capabilities will be replaced by the NextGen system.
  • Volunteers currently using IEEE Concentration Banking will automatically be transferred to NextGen Banking.
  • Historical CB statements (through 4/2021) will still be available.

NetSuite

  • NetSuite is longer available and all 2021 data has been migrated to NextGen.
  • Access the new NextGen Dashboard at ieee.org/nextgen.  Training will be provided for you. Look for announcements in the coming months.
  • NetSuite 2020 and prior data will be available in “Read-Only” mode for a limited number of IEEE staff starting in May.
  • Send requests for historical data to finance-solutions@ieee.org and allow 3 to 5 business days to process your request.    

This new way of working will save time and provide greater financial and contract visibility for volunteers and staff who are involved in financial and contract activities.

If you are authorized to act on financials and contracts visit ieee.org/nextgen for additional information!

MGA Scoop

May 2021

Important Information: IEEE has established a single platform for all #COVID19 related resources to support our members during the pandemic. Access the latest virtual educational opportunities, free e-books, virtual networking, and more in one place by visiting covid19.ieee.org.

Upcoming Events

  • Bridging the 4G/5G Gap: Telecommunications Roadmap for Implementation

    9 June 2021 (Part Two)
    Want to know what it will take to deploy #5Gtech in your local community? Get an overview of the convergence of cellular technologies that can help local government and municipal leaders develop application processes and understand the 5G technology. Join David Witkowski and IEEE for "Bridging the 4G/5G Gap" on 9 June. Learn more about the series today and save 30% by registering for the full virtual course program. #5G #5GDeployment https://bit.ly/3x0ZjeA
    Register now

  • IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industry

    12 - 14 May 2021
    The transition from school to industry isn’t easy. What are the opportunities, pitfalls, and challenges, and how does one overcome them? IEEE-HKN invites graduate students, graduating seniors, and young engineers to join us for the HKN Pathways to Industry Program, where we focus on this transition. This nine-session virtual series will be presented live with time for questions and answers.
    Register now

  • Enhancing Business Operations with Machine Learning

    19 May 2021 | 12pm ET
    Machine learning is one of the most exciting aspects of artificial intelligence. Join IEEE to learn about various business applications - including how collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data through machine learning can benefit your business.
    Register now

  • Graduate Student Webinar: The Inside Scoop

    19 May 2021 | 4pm ET
    Considering graduate school? IEEE-HKN can help! Join IEEE-HKN to get the inside scoop from current graduate students about applying, picking a program, day-to-day life, and more!
    Register now

  • IEEE Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – 802.11 Wireless LAN Standards

    26 May 2021 | 12pm ET
    Join this free virtual panel as we continue our discussion on the IEEE family of 802 networking standards! Our experts will explore 802.11 Wireless LAN standards for the 6GHz band, the growth of new applications supported by 802.11 based networks, and the coming convergence of 802 Wireless LAN and 3GPP mobile wireless services.
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  • IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: The Importance of Standards

    27 May 2021 | 9am ET
    Tune in to this event as we discuss the important role technical standards play in bringing innovation to market; escorting technical development of products and solutions; setting requirements for the manufacturing process; and more. Examples of how IEEE standards are applied for long-time business success will also be discussed during this live panel.
    Register now

  • IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: Academic Research in International Standardization

    14 June 2021 | 9am ET
    In many international standards, theoretical knowledge is needed to define requirements and give test procedures. This event provides an overview of the important role academic research plays in the standards, along with examples from two IEEE Societies on how academia's contributions to standardization benefits both sides.
    Register now

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of majors offerings available on demand.

MGA Scoop

March 2021

Important Information: IEEE has established a single platform for all #COVID19 related resources to support our members during the pandemic. Access the latest virtual educational opportunities, free e-books, virtual networking, and more in one place by visiting covid19.ieee.org.

Upcoming Events

Educational Activities

5G Deployment Course Series
  • 5G Deployment Course Series

    Wireless technologies have become a fundamental part of daily life in the 21st century. In order to function, wireless devices need to connect to cellular sites that provide good coverage both outdoors and indoors. To do that increasingly requires placement of sites closer to populated areas–creating new challenges for both the wireless industry and local governments.

    Join IEEE as it hosts a two-part paid course series entitled “Bridging the 4G/5G Gap: Telecommunications Roadmap for Implementation” presented by David Witkowski as he provides historical and technical context, risk vs. reward tradeoffs, and what is needed for 5G integration in today’s world.

    Attendees will earn a Certificate of Completion and up to 4 PDHs/0.4 CEUs for attending both events.

    Part One
    Date: Thursday, 10 March 2021
    Time: 1:00pm ET
    Duration: 2 hours

    Part Two
    Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021
    Time: 1:00pm ET
    Duration: 2 hours

    Save 30% by registering for both events! See pricing and more details for these events today.

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Photonics

    Do you know any young aspiring engineers interested in photonics? Learn how photonics transforms science into technology in the next IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Photonics on 2 March at 12pm ET.
    Register today

  • IEEE 802 Virtual Tech Talk: - The Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group

    Learn about the importance of government regulators and get an overview of how the IEEE 802 Wireless community works with radio regulatory and spectrum management bodies. Register today for the next IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – The Radio Regulatory Technical Advisory Group on 3 March at 9am ET.
    Save your seat!

  • Engineering Education 2.0: Interviews in the Field

    In IEEE's third session of Engineering Education 2.0, examine the engineering field as a whole and the concept of ”teaching as research” to innovation in practice with industry experts. Save your seat today for this virtual event on 11 March at 12pm ET.
    Register today

  • IEEE Volunteer STEM Portal

    IEEE TryEngineering launched a new Pre-University Volunteer STEM Portal to support IEEE volunteers in their STEM outreach initiatives as well as building local STEM communities. Whether you're an experienced volunteer or new to STEM education, the portal offers a range of resources to help you elevate existing programs or assist in creating new programs. Register now to learn how to make a difference in your area!

    Please join whichever session best fits your schedule:

    23 March 2021 | 10am ET
    Register today

    24 March 2021 | 10am ET
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    25 March 2021 | 10am ET
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IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major upcoming events and offerings available on demand.

MGA Scoop

February 2021

Important Information: IEEE has established a single platform for all #COVID19 related resources to support our members during the pandemic. Access the latest virtual educational opportunities, free e-books, virtual networking, and more in one place by visiting covid19.ieee.org.

Upcoming Events

  • An IEEE-HKN X-Factor Conversation with Marty Cooper, Father of the Cell Phone

    Thursday, 25 February 2021 | 4:00 PM ET | 1 hour | Free Webinar
    Join IEEE-HKN for a live discussion with Marty Cooper, an HKN Eminent Member and Father of the Cell Phone. Marty will speak with S.K. Ramesh. 2016 IEEE-HKN President and a panel of students about his invention, its extraordinary impact on society and what is next in wireless communications. Register now for this free, live webinar presented by IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu.

  • Sections Congress Virtual Training 2021
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IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major upcoming events and offerings available on demand.