MGA Scoop - September 2021 Issue
- IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Solar Power
14 September | 12pm ET
Join us for the next IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Solar Power on 14 September at 12pm ET. Use the resources shared in the virtual event to help students explore, engage, and get inspired by alternative energy sources!
- IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Girls in STEM
21 September | 12pm ET
Join IEEE WIE and Susana Lau in a discussion on how to best target and engage girls in STEM with a new IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Girls in STEM student guide. Register now for this event on 21 September at 12pm ET.
- The Growing Role and Effects of Data Privacy Engineering on Technology
30 September | 1pm ET
Gain an understanding of the current pace of change in data privacy laws and the critical role tech professionals need to play in addressing corporate privacy challenges. Join IEEE and IAPP on 30 September at 1pm ET for the free virtual event, The Growing Role and Effects of Data Privacy Engineering on Technology.
- Cybersecurity Considerations for an Effective Cyber Strategy Within Your Workforce
28 October | 1pm ET
Get an understanding of the current cybersecurity trends that will help you determine the level of cyber threats to your organization. Join IEEE and ISACA on 28 October at 1pm at the free virtual event, Cybersecurity Considerations for an Effective Cyber Strategy Within Your Workforce.
IEEE Virtual Events Calendar
The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.
Call for Nominations: 2021 MGA Individual Awards Program (Deadline 15 October)
You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards Program. Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.
If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:
- MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
- IEEE MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award - New Award
- MGA Innovation Award
- MGA Leadership Award
- MGA Achievement Award
- MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
Please visit the MGA Award nomination process to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements. MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.
The deadline for nominations (completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement) is 15 October 2021.
If the link above goes to the IEEE Awards home page, go to ‘My Nominations’ under the ‘Login’ tab. You may need your IEEE account login to access.
Email any questions to email@example.com.
Meet and Connect with People in your Region – and earn a badge!
The Technology Network Badge Series is now available. Learn more here.
Get to know others in your network by following the simple badge journey and earn the badge for your region.
- Join your region’s Technology Network Community
- Respond to the Featured Post Question
- Make a post in the community
- Connect with at least three (3) peers
- Comment on at least one (1) other participant’s post
Log into IEEE Collabratec and earn your badge today!
Regional Technology Network Communities (copy and paste address into browser):
- Africa: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/56/Africa-Technology-Network/activities
- Asia/Pacific: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/51/Asia-Pacific-Technology-Network/activities
- Europe: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/57/Europe-Technology-Network/activities
- Middle East: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/62/Middle-East-Technology-Network/activities
- Latin America: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/61/Latin-America-Technology-Network/activities
- North America: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/community/58/North-America-Technology-Network/activities
MOVE Disaster Relief and Outreach Program Accepts Donated Response Vehicle from Cisco
The MOVE team has acquired a donated truck from CISCO and will be in the process of installing the equipment for MOVE to be operational. Click here to read the press release.
We are looking to position the truck closer to the west coast to enable MOVE to support the western states of the US. If you are interested in getting involved with MOVE, now is the perfect time. We are looking to add to our existing team and training is needed depending on the role you will take on.
If interested, please fill out the survey questions here: https://forms.gle/4YZz31xmC9gtPUfJ7.
- Radio Team Supporting all radios on the truck
- Radio Club is a new “Team” that supports disaster communications by amateur radio operators
- Maintenance Team keeps the truck in top condition and always ready for deployment
- Network Team supports all digital communications and digital devices on the truck
- Weather Team tracks storms and provides deployed teams with the latest updates
- Training Team provides education for drivers, disaster deployment teams and Stem/Outreach teams
- STEM/Outreach Team supports our student/public education mission
- Disaster Deployment Team supports deployments into disaster areas
- Communication Team updates our followers with the latest MOVE information
- Leadership Team provides project management for the MOVE Program
MOVE is a Donor supported program of the IEEE Foundation. To support or for more information about MOVE, visit the MOVE website.
Join the MOVEment today!!!
Member in the News
Why Your Next iPhone Could Be More Expensive
IEEE Fellow Tom Coughlin discusses the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.
Recycling Old Cell Phones into Olympic Medals
IEEE Impact Creator Tereza Carvalho, whose work focuses on green plastics and e-waste recently, spoke with Brazilian news site G1 about the project.
The IEEE MGA vTools team is happy to announce successful new releases for the following vTools application:
- eNotice v2.2.0
- Xtreme v3.8.0
- Student Branch Reporting v2.2.3
View the vTools blog for detailed descriptions of the usability and interface enhancements.
IEEE Member Group Insurance Program: Engineered for Members
5 Key Advantages of the Member-only Insurance Program:
What sets this program apart is the role IEEE plays as an advocate for its participating members. You can be confident the insurance plans you’re offered are IEEE-reviewed and IEEE-approved member benefits.
EXCLUSIVE GROUP RATES
As an individual, you benefit from IEEE’s membership size and clout. IEEE’s negotiating power translates to competitive group rates, as well as specific group safeguards you won’t find in the individual insurance marketplace.
EXPANSIVE TRUSTED PORTFOLIO
Thousands of technology professionals have used the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program as a convenient, cost-effective addition to their family’s evolving financial plan for the past 60 years.
PORTABLE COVERAGE & CONVENIENCE
Over the trajectory of your career, you’re likely to have a variety of employers or even become your own boss. That makes it imperative to have insurance that is “portable” – meaning it is tied to you, and not to your job or employer.
EXPERIENCE & PERSPECTIVE
This insurance program is helmed by well-respected, time-honored experts. Insurance within the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program is available to you from top-rated insurance carriers and managed by Mercer Consumer.
Most policies are available in US, Canada (Except Quebec) and Puerto Rico.
IEEE Spectrum and The Institute Update
The new website has been designed around giving members a personalized experience. This overview will help you get oriented. Start exploring and tell us what you think.
How a bad hardware company turned itself into a great movie studio.
Learn the strategies, policies, and techniques on data privacy.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at IEEE: New Articles!
Explore the actions that various IEEE groups are taking toward building a diverse, equitable, and welcoming environment, along with resources.
Reminder: IEEE Sections, Raise Your Flags in time for IEEE Day!
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.
With IEEE Day coming up on 5 October 2021, you can join IEEE Sections across the globe and raise your flag to celebrate!Learn more on the IEEE Brand Experience site
Member Discount: GE Labor Day Sale
IEEE members will get FREE DELIVERY on orders over $299 and additional savings on select appliances.* Plus, members may shop the new suite of small appliances, while supplies last.
Visit: http://bit.ly/ieee_ge to shop sales and check out GE’s special financing options, too!**
*Offer valid 8/26/21 – 9/15/21. See Store for details.
**Subject to eligibility. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders.
IEEE REACH Webinar - How to Promote Technological Literacy in the Pre-University Classroom
IEEE REACH is IEEE’s program of free online educational resources for K-12 education. In a recent pre-recorded webinar, the REACH team demonstrated the REACH resources, which provide a way to help students think critically about technology by engaging them in historical narratives. Feel free to share this webinar with pre-university educators in your community to help increase the awareness and understanding of engineering and technology.
Congratulate 2022 IEEE Technical Field Award and 2022 Herz Award Recipients on New Kudoboard
Congratulate the 2022 IEEE Technical Field Awards and 2021 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award recipients on the new Kudoboard on the Awards website at: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/6LUJtSOa.
Click here for more information. Please feel free to publicize the recipients.
IEEE Education Week
This IEEE Day, we invite you to celebrate the many ways that IEEE makes an impact through education at every level, from pre-university STEM, to university activities, to continuing professional education. IEEE is planning to hold IEEE Education Week on 4-8 April, 2022, but we're providing a first look at all these amazing educational resources on IEEE Day on the IEEE Education Week website.
TryEngineering Together - Recruiting Young Professional Members in Regions 1-6
IEEE Educational Activities is currently offering a unique volunteer opportunity for IEEE YP Members in Regions 1-6 to help make a difference in a child's STEM education.
In today's virtual learning environment, teachers are looking for creative ways to engage their students. Now, more than ever, the TryEngineering Together eMentoring Program is key in meeting the challenges that teachers face.
TryEngineering Together is an innovative, literacy-based eMentoring program that connects caring adult volunteers (eMentors) with 3rd to 5th grade students in under-served classrooms. Via online letters, volunteers and their student pen-pals discuss important STEM topics covered in the articles you read together. All communications are delivered digitally through the safe, online platform. In just a few hours a month, you can directly impact children as they gain confidence in their STEM skills.
The volunteer opportunity begins with a 1-hour training webinar in October. Communication with your student begins in late October and concludes in June. There are a limited number of spaces available. If you are interested in volunteering, please register no later than 10 September.
Click here to view or download the Promotional Flyer.
Meet Funding Agency Requirements with IEEE DataPort
Research funding agencies have specific requirements for research data you must comply with to be eligible for funding. IEEE DataPort can help you meet these requirements. Here’s how:
Data Accessibility: IEEE DataPort gives you the option to publish your data as Open Access, allowing your dataset to be accessed by anyone who is a registered user (logged in user) of IEEE DataPort, no subscription required.
Data Management: IEEE DataPort offers individuals the opportunity to upload 2TB per dataset and users that are part of an institutional subscription to upload 10TB per dataset. Each dataset will receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) so it will always be referenceable, and users can edit their datasets (with version control), add supplementary materials to their dataset entry (scripts, visualizations, etc.), and more.
Reproducibility and Validation: IEEE DataPort allows users to upload various artifacts, such as the data itself, data visualizations, related scripts, instructional documentation, and research methodology. By accessing datasets on IEEE DataPort, other researchers will have the opportunity to validate your findings, or perhaps leverage and cite the dataset to support their own research.
IEEE STEM Summit
November 1-6, 2021
Share. Give Back. Inspire.
Are you an IEEE member interested in pre-university STEM outreach or an active IEEE volunteer already engaged in STEM outreach? The IEEE STEM Summit is for you! The goal is to build our STEM community by coming together and encouraging, supporting and inspiring each other.
- Inspiring a Passion for STEM Education
- Engaging in STEM Outreach
- Assessing Impact of STEM Outreach
- STEM Outreach Tips
- Family Build Challenge
Join us as we share and learn from one another on all things STEM!
IEEE Day 2021: Submit Your Events
The event submission portal for IEEE Day 2021 is now live!
IEEE members can submit events for IEEE Day 2021 through the event portal. Join your local community in celebrating IEEE Day and submit your events on the IEEE Day Events Map. The portal will be open from the 15th of August until the 15th of October, and the event will take place between the 25th of September and the 15th of October. Don't put it off till the last minute; make a plan and submit it in the appropriate category.
The events map will display all approved events, allowing everyone to see what IEEE members throughout the world are commemorating. Please allow about 48 hours for the IEEE Day team to review and accept your submission for inclusion in the map.
Please submit your inquiries via the Contact us form and stay up to date by following IEEE Day on social media.
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.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Single Sign On is Now Available in the IEEE App
The IEEE App continues to grow and expand its features for its users. With single sign-on (SSO), the latest enhancement, members can now easily visit IEEE websites such as IEEE Collabratec®, IEEE Spectrum, or IEEE.org, without having to sign in again.
Members can enable the new feature the first time they click on a link designated for SSO. Once the feature is enabled, preferences will be stored in the app profile and when members visit other IEEE websites, they will automatically be signed in.
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
Let's continue to grow the IEEE community and help our volunteers and members engage, connect, and network globally.
To promote the IEEE App to your local Section, visit the IEEE App marketing toolkit, which is filled with assets that are ready-to-use for presentations, newsletters, and social media.
Call for IEEE Educational Activities Volunteers
The IEEE Educational Activities Board has announced the call for applications for 2022 volunteer positions. The deadline is 3 October.
Toy Adapt-a-thon Uses Basic Circuit Knowledge to Create Holiday Joy
In the final months of 2020, members of the Gamma Tau Chapter at North Dakota State University became elves who hack as they worked with the university’s Disability Services department to modify electronic toys for children with special needs.
Learn more about the Toy Adapt-a-thon in the latest issue of the IEEE-HKN Bridge Magazine.
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Unfolding the Educational Digital Divide
As computers are becoming the basis for many educational practices, it unfolds itself as a possible educational problem, as students without access to hardware and an internet connection, or the skills to use them, and teachers trained on their effective use may be hindered.
See why it is vital to understand and discuss this new form of inequality to address its effects in this Teaching Excellence Hub article.
Pre-University STEM Outreach
Find pre-university events run by IEEE volunteers in your area. Visit the IEEE Pre-university STEM Portal today and utilize resources from this portal to develop or enhance your own programs.
Bridging the 4G/5G Gap
Are you interested in learning about 5G integration necessities? Watch the Bridging the 4G/5G Gap two-part course series on the IEEE Learning Network to get information about the technology’s history, impact, and deployment.
Resources for Volunteers
Webex Event User Guide available here
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: