MGA Scoop - August 2021 Issue

MGA Scoop

August 2021

Upcoming Events

  • The Next Opportunity For Engineering Education: Redefining the Model

    3 August 2021 | 11:30am ET
    Join this University Education Virtual Town Hall hosted by IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) and IEEE Education Society. This panel, featuring an array of recognized experts in the field, will provide faculty members (practitioners) with tips and guidance they can put into action immediately.
    Register today

  • How an IEEE Program Evaluator prepares for a University Visit

    4 August 2021 | 10am ET
    Most people understand that certain institutions are “accredited”, but how does that happen? Join IEEE for our Accreditation Series: "How an IEEE Program Evaluator Prepares for a University Visit." Hear from current IEEE/ABET Program Evaluators, Global Accreditation Experts and the ABET connection!
    Register today

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

    11 August 2021 | 11am ET
    Tune into the next IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: "Acing the Industry Job Hunt: A Conversation with HR and Managers" on 11 August at 11am ET to hear valuable insights, get actionable takeaways, and ask questions to help stand out in your next industry job search.
    Register today

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

IEEE HAC/SIGHT Call for Project Proposals

Call for Proposals - IEEE HAC/SIGHT Projects

Submit a proposal to the open IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC)/SIGHT Call for Proposals to fund your humanitarian technology and sustainable development project utilizing technology to address local realities of the COVID-19 situation, or another issue of pressing community need. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but the final deadline to submit is 16 August 2021 at 11:59pm EDT. Visit the HAC website to see eligibility requirements, instructions on how to apply, and training resources on characteristics of a great proposal.

NEW Member Benefit for Device Protection

IEEE selected TechProtect™ to bring exclusive protection plans for IEEE members. One TechProtect plan covers cellphones, tablets, computers, TVs, monitors, gaming systems, and printers from accidental damage. Members may choose from two levels of protection for the whole family starting at less than $20 a month. Access TechProtect through the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program. This new benefit launched in July 2021 and is available in the USA. See details.

Gain Citations for Your Research

IEEE Dataport

Datasets, like manuscripts, are citable assets and IEEE DataPort can help researchers give and receive proper dataset citations. Datasets accessed on IEEE DataPort and used by others are cited in accordance with citation guidelines, thereby giving proper credit to the original dataset owner.

IEEE encourages the global technical community to use the datasets on IEEE DataPort and IEEE has implemented a citation function on IEEE DataPort to ensure proper citations are made. The “cite” button on each dataset page provides citations in several formats to make it easy for any user to properly cite the dataset used in a manuscript or research paper.

Looking to gain more citations for your research data? Upload it to IEEE DataPort to share it with our active and quickly growing global technical community.

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IEEE Sections: Raise Your Flags!

IEEE Section Flags

To further support Sections in maintaining a presence for local members, new identifiers have been created to represent Sections on their websites, print materials, and presentations. You can raise your Section flag and help members and potential members better recognize their local IEEE Section! You can also customize the identifier to best represent your Section.

In addition, there are several tools and resources also available that can be used along with the identifiers to help with events, meetings, reports, and more!

Learn more on the IEEE Brand Experience site

IEEE Section Flags

Member in the News

Telehealth: Emerging Security, Privacy Issues

IEEE Senior member Kayne McGladrey discusses cybersecurity implications of telehealth applications so that organizations can better protect themselves.

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Too Few Women in Engineering? Here Are Some Solutions

IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta discusses the state of gender parity in engineering and potential solutions to challenges facing women in the industry.

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IEEE Day 2021 Update

IEEE Day 2021

IEEE Day 2021 will be a hybrid Celebration!

IEEE Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Tuesday in October. IEEE Day 2021 will take place on 5 October.

IEEE Day encourages members to share their technical ideas and be inspired to achieve their technological goals. This year, there will be a hybrid celebration due to the pandemic restrictions. Events will take place all around the world, both physically and virtually.

IEEE Day provides a toolkit including promotional material, social media collateral, testimonials, logos, and posters, as well as Wallpaper, Zoom Virtual Background, and a quick start guide.

Join your local community in celebrating IEEE Day and submit your events on the IEEE Day Events Map. IEEE Members will soon have access to an event portal for submitting IEEE Day 2021 events. IEEE Day also hosts a photo and video contest that offers exciting prizes.

Check the IEEE Day website for updates, and follow us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, IEEE Day community on collabratec

IEEE STEM Ambassador Program

Are you conducting IEEE STEM outreach events for pre-university students or educators in your local community? Apply to be an IEEE STEM Ambassador. Applications accepted through 20 August 2021.

Apply Today

EPICS in IEEE Sponsorship Opportunity

EPICS in IEEE provides students the opportunity to work with engineering professionals to develop innovative solutions that transform communities. Imagine your company supporting a project that helps solve an environmental problem in a small village.

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Announcing New Upgrades to IEEE Collabratec

IEEE Collabratec New Upgrades

You spoke, we listened. There are exciting new features available on IEEE Collabratec to help make it easier for you to navigate, communicate, and collaborate.

Dashboard Refresh – Updated Design & Functionality

  • Notifications and Messages are now located on the top blue bar as dropdowns
  • You can ‘FAVORITE’ workspaces and communities you have joined by clicking the white star so the background turns blue (from the JOINED list or top info banner)
  • New section called “Pending Actions” highlighting your pending invitations, connection requests, confirmations and more

Community & Workspace Improvements

  • The Invitation process is now consistent across Communities and Workspaces with NEW Invitation button and functionality.
  • New design makes all 3 invitation options visible with ONE click
  • NEW copy URL Invite feature to include in emails or chats to new Collabratec users
  • Invite via an email distribution list with clearer instructions (whether the user is currently on the platform or not)

Workspace Controls Visibility

  • File management has a new scroll bar, and is consistent throughout Workspaces and Communities
  • Moderators and NEW co-owner role can be assigned directly via Participant list

Updated event management module in Communities

  • Allows for better targeting and geo-filtering of events.

Invest in Your Team: Drive Sustained Success For Your Company

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

IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

IEEE WIE is one of the world’s leaders in changing the face of engineering while connecting members in over 100 countries.

IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine is an award- winning magazine that connects a global network of IEEE members dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. These women inspire girls around the world to follow academic interests in engineering and science. IEEE WIE is a winner of the 2020-2021 APEX Award for Publication Excellence. For more information, click the button below:

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New Courses on Digital Transformation

IEEE presents Digital Transformation: Moving Toward a Digital Society, a five-course program aimed to foster a discussion around how digital transformation can revolutionize various industries.

Get access today on the IEEE Learning Network.

Consolidating Student Groups to Strengthen Research and Innovation Opportunities

"The Lambda Rho Chapter of IEEE-HKN together with the IEEE ComSoc Monterrey Chapter have focused on creating a constructive and nurturing environment for undergraduate and graduate students at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Read more in The Bridge, IEEE-HKN's Magazine.

Reframing Engineering Education

New knowledge emerging from research on engineering practice shows we could provide more effective education for our future engineers.

Learn more with this Teaching Excellence Hub article.

IEEE Pre-University Volunteer STEM Portal

The STEM Portal is for IEEE Volunteers and serves as a resource for all things related to Pre-University STEM programs and activities.

Explore the Portal

Certificates with IEEE

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.

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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: