MGA Scoop - July 2021 Issue

MGA Scoop

July 2021

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Electric Cars

    13 July 2021 | 12pm ET
    Help students explore, engage, and get inspired about transportation electrification! Tune into the next IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Electric Vehicles.
    Register now

  • IEEE MGA Virtual Awards Ceremony

    14 July 2021 | 5pm ET
    This special MGA event is held to recognize all 2020 Award recipients who could not be recognized during the 2020 year due to the pandemic.
    Register now

  • The Next Opportunity For Engineering Education: Redefining the Model

    3 August 2021 | 11:30am ET
    IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) and the IEEE Education Society present a University Education Virtual Town Hall.
    Register now

  • Acing the Industry Job Hunt: A Conversation with HR and Managers

    11 August 2021 | 11am ET
    In this virtual event, a panel of HR and technical leads from the industry will attempt to address your questions. The panelists will discuss the recruiting process, the interview process, the characteristics they are looking for, and even the “secret” sauce to stand out in an industry job search.
    Register now

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

MGA Award Recipients - June 2021

Outstanding Section Awards

On 26 June 2021, the IEEE MGA Board selected the following recipients of the 2021 MGA Outstanding Large, Medium and Small Section Awards, based on 2020 activities:

  • Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Hong Kong Section from Region 10
  • Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE Argentina Section from Region 9
  • Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Oman Section from Region 8

Congratulations to the winning Sections for being selected for these awards “For 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.”

Friend of IEEE MGA Awards

The MGA Board also approved the recipients of the 2021 Organizational Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award to:

  • Penn State Harrisburg University - Region 2
  • Taif University – Region 8

Congratulations to the winners!!!

The nomination period for the Friend of IEEE MGA Award (Individual and Organizational) remains open for the remainder of the year. To complete a nomination, click the link below.

Nominate Today

To learn more about MGA Awards Program, click here.

The IEEE App Keeps Members Connected!

Download the IEEE App

The IEEE App has received over 525,000 downloads to date and is a great way for our members and volunteers to keep connected to IEEE and to each other.

Want to see your IEEE Society content first? Members of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Communications Society, and the Computer Society can now opt to put their Society front and center by choosing to see their Society's magazines, news, videos, podcasts, and events first when using the app.

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.

Reminder - Call for Nominations: 2022 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2022 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions. The deadline is 1 August 2021.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, click here.
To learn more about MGA Committees and Liaison positions, click here.

For questions, email

Member in the News

Where Should Hospitals Direct Their Cybersecurity Focus

IEEE Senior member Kayne McGladrey shares advice on what healthcare providers can do to protect themselves from cybersecurity threats.

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Smart Appliances and Your Health

IEEE member Carmen Fontana shares advice on what consumers should consider when purchasing smart home technology.

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IEEE President’s Note: New STEM Portal Offers a Chance to Give Back

Kathy Land talks about how volunteers can find outreach programs in their area on the Volunteer STEM Portal.

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Meet the First Latina to Lead IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Senior Member Jenifer Castillo’s goals include providing more support for women in industry, expanding leadership programs, and increasing the number of female senior members.

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Three Chips in One: The History of the BCD Integrated Circuit

STMicroelectronics’ super-integrated silicon-gate process - used to combine bipolar, CMOS, and DMOS technologies - is now an IEEE Milestone.

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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 with IEEE Students, 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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Call for Nominations: IEEE Technical Field Awards and Eric Herz Staff Award

Call for Nominations: IEEE Technical Field Awards and Eric Herz Staff Award

Nominations are due 15 January IEEE TFAs at

IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award at

Need Volunteers? We'll Help You Find Them!

IEEE Volunteering Platform

Do you have a project that could use the help of a volunteer? Now with the new IEEE Volunteering Platform, it is easier than ever to create opportunities for others and get the assistance you need! Once you login to the portal, you can create and post volunteer opportunities, recruit users to join your team, and get paired with volunteers that have matching interests and skills. Go to to get started today!

IEEE HAC/SIGHT Call for Engagement

IEEE HAC/SIGHT Call for Engagement

IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC)/SIGHT will be offering a Call for Proposals to support IEEE member grassroots humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects that utilize technology to address local realities of the COVID-19 situation, or other issues of pressing community need. HAC/SIGHT will make awards of US$1,000 up to US$5,000 per project. Applications may be submitted starting 12 July 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline to submit is 16 August 2021 at 11:59pm EDT. Please visit the HAC website for more details.

For members who may not have time or the team members to implement a project directly, we invite you to apply to become a proposal reviewer! Use your expertise and experience to ensure HAC/SIGHT invest in projects with a high probability of success to make a difference in communities all around the world. Watch the training webinar, and then complete this questionnaire to apply.

IEEE Learning Network (ILN) Anniversary - 11 July

Visit this link on 11 July to see this year’s offer!

The Subtle Art of Teaching Engineering in the 21st Century

Today, in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, many institutions are designing new educational approaches in engineering that comprehensively include artistic and narrative methodologies.

Learn more about these new approaches to teaching engineering with this Teaching Excellence Hub article.

Invest in Your Team: Drive Sustained Success For Your Company

By now, you know how your company will do by the end of the year. So, it’s not too early to start thinking about how to position your company for success in 2022. One way to help position your company is by investing in leadership development. Provide your team with the management training they need to help position your company for success - with the IEEE | Rutgers Online Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technical Professionals. Recently ranked as one of the top three Mini-MBAs by Forbes, it is the only online Mini-MBA program specifically designed for engineers.

Contact us today so we can discuss your company’s needs.

US College Professors - Are you submitting a NSF CAREER Grant proposal this summer?

If you are submitting a NSF Career Grant proposal, consider using the new IEEE Pre-University Volunteer STEM Portal in your plans. After you develop your outreach component you can put a description of it in this portal. IEEE members from around the world will be able to find it and use your ideas using it in their community, increasing your impact. It is easy. You can work with your local section officers to Share Your Program on the STEM Portal by uploading a description and program details. For more information or any questions please contact

The Bridge: Advances in Solar Cell Design

Check out the latest issue of The IEEE-HKN Magazine. This issue of THE BRIDGE magazine highlights current research in solar cell design.

Read The Bridge Today

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!

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.

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