MGA Scoop - October 2021 Issue

MGA Scoop

October 2021

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Smart Grid

    5 October | 12pm ET
    Join the IEEE Power and Energy Society and IEEE TryEngineering for October’s issue of TryEngineering Tuesday. This issue features Smart Grids. John McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business, will share his work in smart grids and how you can help students explore, engage, and get inspired about the future of energy saving for cities everywhere.
    Register today

  • Shaping the Future through IEEE Engineering and Technology Education

    6 October | 12pm ET
    Engineering and technology education is crucial to help today’s technical professionals meet the challenges they face. Join 2021 IEEE President Susan K. (Kathy) Land as she shares how IEEE is leading the way in providing innovative educational experiences around the world and increasing diversity throughout STEM-impacted industries. Come join her as she will provide an update on what has now become a portfolio of lifelong learning supporting Learn about some of our pre-university STEM, university, and continuing professional education programs. Programs that offer the continuing development of those critical knowledge and skills to provide support to students and practicing professionals around the globe as they work in increasingly challenging and ever more technically complex World. Discover how you can be part of our mission to provide impactful educational experiences to prepare our leaders of the future!
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  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Cyber Security

    19 October | 12pm ET
    Join the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE TryEngineering for October’s issue of TryEngineering Tuesday. This issue features Cyber Security. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Congmiao Li, a cyber security post doctoral student, will share her work in cyber security and how you can help students explore, engage, and get inspired about cyber security.
    Register today

  • 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.
    Register today

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Get ready for the 2022 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit and Honors Ceremony

IEEE Honors Ceremony

Save the date for the 2022 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit and Honors Ceremony. The event will be held in person on Friday, 6 May. It will be held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis. More details to come on the Awards website

Request a Free Virtual Speaker for Your IEEE Student Branch

Request a Virtual Speaker from the IEEE network through the Virtual Speakers Bureau. They will give a free interactive presentation to your IEEE Student Branch with a question-and-answer period to follow. You can choose from over 320 topics delivered in 17 different languages. Click the link to make your request:

Request a Virtual Speaker



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. Join IEEE President Kathy Land and other STEM enthusiasts as they cover topics such as:

  • 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! To learn more and register visit

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Call for Nominations: 2021 MGA Individual Awards Program (Deadline 15 October)

Call for Nominations - 2021 MGA Individual Awards Program

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.

Nominate a colleague now

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

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

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

IEEE Awards

Nominations are due 15 January IEEE TFAs at and the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award at

Member in the News

When to Have the Online-Security Talk with your Kids

IEEE Senior Member Kayne McGladrey discusses best practices for keeping children safe online.

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Potential Solutions to Solve Los Angeles’ Broadband Divide

IEEE Fellow David Witkowski discusses the role of public-private partnerships in helping to bridge the digital divide, as well as key telco opportunities for civil engineers.

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Vital Resources for Power & Energy Professionals

Vital Resources for Power and Energy Professionals - Learn More

Stay current with access to informative power & energy resources from IEEE, essential to keeping up with changing market demands. Expand upon your professional development efforts with access to a premier collection of online technical resources, and continuing education courses. Learn more today!

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Support Open Data Initiatives with IEEE DataPort

IEEE DataPort provides a global data platform that fully supports open data initiatives and gives individuals and institutions the opportunity to manage, share, access, and store research data indefinitely. Members of subscribing institutions can upload open access datasets up to 10TB through an easy-to-use and secure web-based platform supported by the AWS S3 cloud and Individual subscribers can upload dataset up to 2TB through the same easy-to-use platform.

Additionally, by uploading open access datasets to IEEE DataPort, researchers can ensure they are meeting funding agency requirements, which can help secure future research funding. IEEE DataPort now has more than 800 open access datasets in a broad range of categories, from machine learning to signal processing to health science. All open access datasets are accessible at no cost to all IEEE DataPort users, helping support research reproducibility, facilitate discovery, and foster innovation.

Visit IEEE DataPort today to explore open access datasets or share your research with the global technical community.

2021 IEEE STEM Ambassadors

IEEE STEM Ambassadors

Join us in congratulating the 2021 IEEE STEM Ambassadors. These volunteers are helping IEEE empower the next generation of technology innovators through their efforts in providing STEM outreach in their local communities. Learn who they are today and see how you can get involved!

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IEEE Spectrum Highlights

From Engineering Intern to Chairman of Tata

Natarajan Chandrasekaran seeks tech solutions to social problems.

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The Birthplace of the AC Grid

Folsom Powerhouse was the first to transmit power over long distance.

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IEEE President’s Note: Investing in IEEE’s Financial Future

Kathy Land talks about how the NextGen system will simplify and streamline business processes.

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IEEE Members Worldwide get 10% Off Selected Workspace Solutions

IWG works with IEEE to offer IEEE members worldwide an exclusive discount through the IWG partnership program.

IWG provides workspace solutions that can be tailored to your exact business needs. With locations in practically every country, city, town and transport hub, IWG enables people and businesses to work where, when and how they want. IWG can help you find a workspace solution adapted to your requirements.

Visit for details.

Last Chance to Celebrate IEEE Day 2021

IEEE Day is celebrating a hybrid event for the first time in its 12-year history. This year’s theme is “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow.”

While IEEE Day 2021 is officially celebrated on 5 October , to accommodate IEEE Organizational Units that prefer to hold weekend events, celebrations can be held until 15 October. The event submission portal has already been live and will continue to accept events until the deadline. All of the events that have been submitted by the 15th of October will be displayed on the Event Map. Celebrate IEEE Day by sharing your technical ideas with others and leveraging technology for a better tomorrow.

IEEE Day hosts a photo contest and a 60-second innovation video contest as part of the celebration. Both IEEE members and non-members will be eligible to vote (1 vote per entry).

IEEE Day Offers

Check out the IEEE Day Offers that are available for everyone. Take the full advantage of the IEEE on IEEE Day and celebrate together around the world.

For any query, do not hesitate to contact us and follow us on Facebook, IEEE Collabratec, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Help Transform Local Communities Across the Globe

Help Transform Local Communities Across the Globe EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) in IEEE gives university students a platform to work with engineering professionals to develop solutions that transform communities across the globe. Imagine your company supporting a project that helps a small village become more sustainable or working with students to build an app that reads sign language.

To learn more, please visit us at:

Learn More About IEEE-HKN

Learn more and stay up-to-date with IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), IEEE's honor society. Receive the email updates, announcements, and more, including access to our award-winning magazine, THE BRIDGE. Sign up now.

Start an IEEE-HKN Chapter at Your University

How do you bring IEEE-HKN to your university? Start a Chapter! Department Heads, faculty members and students can get started by tuning into our HKN Connection podcast on Starting an HKN Chapter. Learn about the process and the reasons for and benefits of bringing a Chapter of IEEE's honor society to your campus.

Are you HKN?

If you were inducted into IEEE-HKN, the honor society of IEEE, and it is not included on your membership card, it is not part of your IEEE member record. Contact us now to update your record and to reconnect.

Apply to become a Program Evaluator

The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) is seeking qualified professionals from industry, government, and academic sectors to serve as Program Evaluators to assist in accrediting Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc. The deadline for submitting an application is 5 November 2021. This is a strictly volunteer position.

(PLEASE NOTE: ETAC Applicants must be IEEE Members. EAC Applicants must be IEEE SENIOR MEMBERS.)

General information and the link to submit through the ABET website for prospective applicants can be found here.

IEEE Education Week

Get a first look at all these amazing educational resources IEEE has to offer. This IEEE Day, learn about IEEE Education Week (4-8 April 2022), a weeklong celebration of educational opportunities in pre-university STEM, university, and continuing professional education. To learn more and get involved, visit the newly launched website:

A Recipe for Laboratory Success

The teaching laboratory plays an important role in engineering education, helping the development of cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills. Check out this Teaching Excellence Hub article to see how elements are needed for a successful laboratory activity.

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: