MGA Scoop - April 2021 Issue

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

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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

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.

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Get access to members-only savings of up to 25% off MSRP every day on the latest in high quality appliances.

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PES Scholarship Plus Now Accepting Applications!

The Resilience of Humanity

The PES Scholarship Plus is accepting applications from students pursuing an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. The scholarship gives students 2,000 dollars to use towards educational expenses. Apply today and share with others who should apply. Deadline to apply is 30 June.

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The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative has a simple goal: to increase the number of well-qualified, entry-level engineers by rewarding top electrical engineering students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides financial support for students, and connects them with mentors from the professional world, as well as internships and experience that will help them succeed in the field of power and energy. Students also receive on free year of IEEE and PES student membership. To find out all the benefits of becoming a PES scholar, click the link below.

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Get More out of IEEE DataPort with an Institutional Subscription

IEEE DataPort

IEEE DataPort data storage and collaboration platform makes it possible for users to easily store, share, access, and manage research data. Now with an Institutional Subscription, you can do even more with the platform.

With an Institutional Subscription, every member of your organization will have unlimited access to all datasets hosted IEEE DataPort, the ability to consolidate their institution’s research data in a single location, and access to a custom dashboard for tracking organizational usage.

Learn more about connecting your organization with our global technical data community of more than 900,000 users.

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Become an Ambassador is looking for ambassadors to spread the word and make sure the benefit of reaches IEEE members across all regions. Members with a passion for video are encouraged to apply for this position. This initiative is focused to build communication channels between volunteers at different levels (Section/Council/Region) who can assist committee members in their mission. Head over to and search for ' Global Ambassador' to check out the opportunity and read more about the role and benefits.

Become a Thought Leader by Joining the Virtual Speakers Bureau

If you are willing and able to share knowledge and experience in your field, the Virtual Speakers bureau gives you the opportunity to become a micro-mentor and thought leader while inspiring IEEE Students in your Region or in another part of the world. Virtual Speakers give short presentations on either professional or technical topics via a virtual platform to IEEE Student Members - No travel involved. Follow the link to learn more, then fill out the form to volunteer a small amount of your time and become a Virtual Speaker today.

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Member in the News

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

IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta discusses applications for autonomous vehicles regarding assisted living and supporting the elderly and disabled.

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IoT data quality determines project profitability

IEEE member Shawn Chandler discusses the importance of drawing insights from IoT data analysis and how it can improve with better IoT data quality.

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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.

NOVID Tracing App Scans Your Social Circle for COVID-19 Risk

Developed by IEEE Member Po-Shen Loh, a Carnegie Mellon mathematician, the app uses ultrasound, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi to serve as an early-warning system.

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date of major events now available for viewing on demand.

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Save 50% on IEEE Learning Network Courses!

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.

See this week's course option today!

Teaching Excellence Hub

IEEE Educational Activities and IEEE Education Society are proud to announce the launch of the Teaching Excellence Hub. This website serves as a resource that provides articles and links to events and resources for those teaching engineering, computer science, and technology at the university level. The content on this website is written and curated by academic experts from around the world.

Explore the Hub today!

Cyber Training Solution for Your Organization Offered by IEEE

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available here

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  • 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: