MGA Scoop - April 2021 Issue

MGA Scoop

April 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

Upcoming Events

  • Sections Congress Virtual Training 2021

    Join us from 9 to 11 April for IEEE's largest volunteer training event in 2021.
    Learn More and Register today

  • IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – Emerging Vertical Network Applications

    Join us for this Tech Talk on 14 April at 9am ET, which will focus on the scope, background, and mission for the Vertical Applications IEEE 802.24 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) as a cross-working group collaborative effort in IEEE 802.
    Register today

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

IEEE Transmitter Content

The Resilience of Humanity

The Resilience of Humanity

IEEE Transmitter has a collection of articles, videos, and infographics available. Read how technologists in four unique sectors -- energy, workplace development, transportation, and cybersecurity -- are brainstorming, researching, and innovating new ways to use technology in response to COVID-19.

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Member in the News

How healthcare organizations can prepare for a data breach: 7 tips

IEEE Senior member Kayne McGladrey offers his advice on what hospitals and healthcare organizations can do to prevent and prepare for a data breach.

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Drive Member Engagement - Host a Virtual Conference Education Workshop for your IEEE Unit

Many Regions, Sections and Societies have utilized virtual workshops to connect with conference organizers, increase their knowledge and share best practices.

MCE Conference Education will support you and volunteer presenters conduct virtual workshops, with consultation, guidance and materials. A library of up-to-date presentations, including speaker notes is available to simplify the organizing effort.

IEEE Unit Virtual Conference Education Workshops – look to improve the organizer experience and lift the quality of sponsored conferences.

If you are interested in conducting conference organizer/leader education for your Region, Section or Society, please contact Kevin Hanft (

On-Demand Conference Role-Based Education

MCE Conference Education has comprehensive education resources. All courses are available in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE).

Conference role-specific learning paths help you gain the knowledge and skills to be successful.

  • Conference Treasurer
  • Technical Program Chair
  • Conference Publications Chair
  • Event Planning

Conference Education Role Based Learning:

Access Learning

An IEEE Account is required for CLE access.

IEEE REACH - World Laboratory Day!

Did you know April 23rd is World Laboratory Day? And to celebrate IEEE REACH shares a video on Thomas Edison's research laboratory, which played a key role in developing the incandescent light system.

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Gain Exposure for Your Research Through IEEE DataPort

Gain Exposure for Your Research Through IEEE DataPort

In addition to serving as an easy-to-use and secure platform for data storage and a way to ensure compliance with many funding agency open access requirements, IEEE DataPort is a great medium for accelerating the exposure of your research. By uploading a dataset to IEEE DataPort, you inherently gain exposure to an active community of more than 800,000 researchers, engineers, and scientists.

IEEE DataPort makes it easy for users to search for exactly what they are looking for. You can tag datasets with keywords and categories for to make them easy to find.

You can share your dataset via personal or organizational social channels with just one click from your dataset page and DataPort frequently promotes datasets via our social channels and newsletter. You’ll always know the amount of exposure your dataset is receiving with the view counter included on every dataset page.

You can even win prizes for community engagement with your datasets. During our semi-annual dataset upload contests, those who submit the most popular datasets can win valuable prizes. There’s a contest going on now!

Start gaining more exposure for your research by uploading your dataset (up to 2TB) for free today.

Call for Nominations – 2021 MGA Awards

Nominations for Outstanding Section Awards – Deadline 15 May 2021

Each year, the MGA Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one large, one medium, and one small Section (across all Regions), to recognize their excellent work and successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public. The recipient Sections are acknowledged for maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries.

Three awards are presented, as follows:

  • Large Section = 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year
  • Medium Section = 501-1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year
  • Small Section = 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year

To nominate your Section for the MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, or Small Section Award, please click here.

Nominations for Friend of IEEE MGA Awards

These awards are designed to specifically recognize support provided to IEEE and its members by firms, divisions of firms, or individuals. Nominators can submit individuals or organizations for a Friend Award at the supporting or sustaining level. Nominations for this award may be submitted at any time during the year.

To learn more about the Friend of IEEE MGA Awards click here.

To submit a nomination for the Friend of IEEE MGA Award click here.

For questions, contact

Educational Activities

Save 20% on IEEE Learning Network Courses!

Improve your technical skills from the comfort of your home. Check out our monthly discounts and save 20% on select courses on the IEEE Learning Network with monthly discounts.

See course options today!

HKN THE BRIDGE - Authors Series: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Watch this on-demand virtual event from IEEE-HKN and learn about the research being done at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the career paths our panelists have taken and how their work and team approach are solving world issues. The discussion will further ideas shared in the February 2021 issue of THE BRIDGE, which was guest edited by Drs. Moody Altamimi and Marti Head.

Watch It Now

Digital Marketing in 2021: Best Practices to Help You with Your ROI

Watch this on-demand virtual event to learn best practices for implementing B2B and B2C marketing tactics that work in 2021. This one-hour session will show you how to get the most out of your online marketing, and what type of ROI to expect.

Watch It Now

IEEE TryEngineering’s Pre-University Volunteer STEM Portal

The new IEEE Volunteer STEM Portal serves as a resource for all things related to Pre-University STEM programs and activities. Share your STEM best practices and get resources to inspire the next STEM generation.

Visit It Today

IEEE Certificates Program

Add value and credibility to your technical courses, conferences or virtual events by issuing IEEE Certificates. With the IEEE Certificates, you can offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development hours (PDHs) for virtual and in-person educational events. Why offer CEU/PDH credits? CEUs are mostly recognized in North America, while PDHs are recognized globally. CEUs also count towards professional licenses. For more information, please visit:

Develop Leadership Skills for Your Engineers

IEEE | Rutgers Online Mini-MBA for Engineers helps employees bridge the gap between business and engineering as they prepare for leadership roles. For groups of 10+, it is an ideal program for technical professionals as they continue to work remotely.

Contact IEEE to learn about the benefits for your organization.

New Cybersecurity Training Certification Course

IEEE has partnered with ISACA to provide the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Training Platform and CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P) certification to organizations, adding to its portfolio of training offered to professionals working to keep organizations secure from cyber-attacks.

Learn how you can build critical technical cybersecurity skills with access to this affordable training solution.


IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognize and honor major contributions to engineering and technical education. Awards are given for meritorious activities in accreditation, continuing education, educational innovation, pre-university education, service to the IEEE EAB, employee professional development, informal education systems, and related achievements that advance the practice of engineering and of engineering education.

You know deserving individuals! Who will you nominate?

Nominations for the 2021 IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards and the 2021 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Awards will open on 15 February! These awards recognize and honor major contributions to engineering and technical education.

Award nominations as well as applications for the Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship and the IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering are accepted through 3 May 2021.

Learn More

View the 2020 EAB awardees.

ILN Weekly Newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest courses and discounts available on the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). Subscribe today to the ILN weekly newsletter for information on ILN courses, events, and more!

COVID-19 Resources Hub

The Institute asked members who were using their technical know-how to fight the novel coronavirus to tell us about their projects. We received submissions from countries around the world, including Ecuador, Germany, India, Iran, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Visit IEEE On the Front Lines to read about them.

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

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed the Way IT Companies Work
A study reveals the benefits and drawbacks of having employees work from home.

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The IEEE App Keeps Members Connected!

Download the IEEE App Today

The IEEE App has received over 490,000 downloads to date and is a great way for our members and volunteers to keep connected to IEEE and to each other.

The IEEE App allows users to:

  • Create a personalized experience
  • Search and find IEEE conferences
  • Manage or join meetups virtually
  • Read and download their IEEE magazines

Connecting and networking makes all the difference when it comes to advancing innovation. Download the IEEE App today!

To promote the IEEE App to your local section, the IEEE App marketing toolkit is filled with assets that are ready-to-use for presentations, newsletters, and social media.

Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available here

  • Interested in using Google Meet? Find out more at or send us an email at

  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE)
    Find volunteer training and resources in the IEEE CLE.

  • IEEE Learning Network
    The IEEE Learning Network (ILN) gives members easy access to online learning content from across IEEE, all in one place. Browse hundreds of courses on core and emerging technologies, leadership skills, and more. Check out the weekly selection of courses that active IEEE members can purchase for US$10 each! See our discounted courses

  • Additional IEEE Virtual Events Resources
    The following IEEE resources can also be useful for organizers looking to virtualize their events: