MGA Scoop - November 2021 Issue

MGA Scoop

November 2021

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE STEM Summit - Register Today!

    1-6 November
    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, taking place 1-6 November, 2021, is for you!
    Register today

  • IEEE EAB Awards

    11 November | 9am ET
    The IEEE EAB Awards program recognizes and honors major contributors to engineering and technical education. Register for the 2021 IEEE EAB Virtual Award Experience on 11 November at 9am ET to to help us celebrate this year's honorees.
    Register today

  • Clean Energy and Decarbonization: Science, Targets, Policies, and Technologies

    9 November | 11am ET
    Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the science behind climate change, net zero emission targets, and more. Join IEEE on 9 November at 11am ET for the IEEE Tech Talk: Clean Energy and Decarbonization: Science, Targets, Policies, and Technologies.
    Register today

  • Resources for University Faculty: Introducing the Teaching Excellence Hub

    9 November | 1pm ET
    Join IEEE to learn about the newest resource for faculty members, the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub. During this panel session, hear about the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub, launched in May 2021, helps those who teach engineering, computing, and technology (ECT) at the university level.
    Register today

  • Academic Job Hunting – Pathways to Secure a Faculty Position

    11 November | 9am ET
    It’s faculty recruiting season again! Join IEEE to hear from three eminent faculty members at different stages of their careers as they share their stories and perspectives about faculty hiring.
    Register today

Click here to see more upcoming and on-demand events for November and December

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Nominations for the IEEE SIGHT Awards

The nomination period for the 2021 IEEE SIGHT Awards is now open! All IEEE Members are encouraged to submit nominations for the IEEE SIGHT Group of the Year Award and the IEEE SIGHT Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominations will be accepted from 15 October – 08 November 2021 and must be submitted via the appropriate process on the HAC/SIGHT online platform. Please see the Award descriptions, criteria, past recipients of the Awards and more on the IEEE SIGHT website.

IEEE Transmitter Content

Cybersecurity, Technology and Protecting Our World

IEEE Transmitter has a collection of articles, videos, and infographics available. Read how emerging technologies are addressing cyberattacks.

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Earn CEUs/PDHs On-Demand

Click to learn more about earning CEUs and PDHs on demand

Earn educational credits (CEUs and/or PDHs) with on-demand courses through the IEEE Resource Centers. Discounted or free resources are available for Society members through the Resource Centers.

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About the Resource Centers

IEEE DataPort Data Competition Contest is Now Open

Click to learn more about the IEEE DataPort Data Competition Contest

Data Competitions are a great way to engage the global technical community to provide insight and analysis on your research data. IEEE DataPort is holding its inaugural Data Competition contest. As part of the contest, IEEE DataPort will select three Data Competitions to sponsor, providing $5000 in cash prizes for the winners of the three selected Data Competitions.

To enter, just initiate a Data Competition on IEEE DataPort in the month of November 2021. A panel of IEEE volunteers will select the top three competitions to sponsor based on the Data Competition’s technical merit, usability, and completeness. If selected, IEEE DataPort will provide $5000 in cash prizes for your competition, helping you draw more attention and participation to your Data Competition.

Learn more about this contest or get started by uploading a data competition.

Member in the News

Agriculture IoT promotes sustainable practices

IEEE Senior member Shawn Chandler discusses how IoT can be used in precision agriculture.

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Making Information Tech Greener Can Help Address the Climate Crisis

The design, use, and reuse need to be improved, says IEEE Life Senior Member San Murugesan.

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Lockheed Martin’s CTO Steven Walker on Future Defense Technologies

The IEEE senior member and former director of DARPA is focused on hypersonics and 5G.

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How 14 Microgrids Set Off a Chain Reaction in a Himalayan Village

A paved road is just one of the new projects the IEEE Smart Village electrification program inspired.

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IEEE-HKN HKN Connection Podcast

In the 12th episode of The HKN Connection, we talk with Karen Galuchie, Executive Director of the IEEE Foundation, and Nancy Ostin, Director of IEEE-HKN, about philanthropy! We discuss everything from what philanthropy is in the context of IEEE and HKN to its importance to how HKN members give their time, talent, and treasure to create impactful opportunities for future members.

IEEE-HKN Founders Day

Happy 117th Anniversary HKN! Are you HKN? This is your invitation to celebrate and reconnect with IEEE-HKN and your home chapter and tell us your HKN Story.

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Register Today to Start your IEEE l Rutgers Mini-MBA 2022

The IEEE | Rutgers Online Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technical Professionals helps corporate employees bridge the gap between business and engineering as they prepare for growth in their careers. Registration is now open for 2022 sessions:

March 2022
Starts: 7 March 2022
Registration Deadline: 4 February 2022

September 2022
Starts: 12 September 2022
Registration Deadline: 15 August 2022

Learn More Now!

IEEE Education Week

IEEE Education Week (4-8 April 2022) is a weeklong celebration of educational opportunities in pre-university STEM, university, and continuing professional education. To learn more and get involved, visit

IEEE Day 2021 - A Successful Year

The IEEE Day team would like to express their gratitude to all of the event organizers, as well as the members and non-members that organized and attended the IEEE Day events this year. IEEE Day 2021 received more than 870 event submissions from more than 60 countries. Approximately twenty thousand participants attended these events and made IEEE Day 2021 a success.

IEEE Day 2021 collabratec badge was also released and scores of members completed the journey and received the badge. Twelve recipients were randomly picked to get gifts.

As always, the IEEE Day contests are a hit this year. We received over 130 entries in our Photo and 60 Second innovation contests from all over the world. The entries were entered and were voted upon by IEEE members and non- members from around the world. The winners of IEEE day contests can be seen on the IEEE Day website early November once the winners have been notified.

IEEE Day 2022 will return on 4th of October 2022. Meanwhile Follow us on social media platforms and join IEEE Day Community on IEEE Collabratec to stay updated.

IEEE Diversity Report Now Available

The 2020 IEEE Diversity Report is now available. This is the second annual report on diversity and inclusion activities throughout the IEEE. The purpose of the report is to raise awareness about progress within the IEEE on diversity and inclusion, including new policies and initiatives, best practices, and comprehensive diversity data. This allows IEEE to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion in the organization, measure its progress, and set goals for the future.

2020 IEEE Diversity Report - updated 25 October 2021 (PDF, 6.74MB)

More Upcoming and On-Demand Events

  • The Benefits of Digital Transformation for Organizations

    16 November | 12pm ET
    Understand the challenges and solutions digital transformation brings to your organization and consumers. Join IEEE for the virtual event, The Benefits of Digital Transformation for Organizations.
    Register today

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: 5G

    16 November | 1:30pm ET
    Join the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) and TryEngineering for November's issue of TryEngineering Tuesday. This student resource & webinar series features an IEEE technical society or community with related activities for pre-university students and a free digital badge! This issue features 5G. Tan Han, an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and an IEEE Senior Member, will share about his work in 5G systems and how you can help students explore, engage, and get inspired about the different technologies that allow for 5G to exist!
    Register today

  • Improving Quality of Experience with IEEE Std 802.11ax™

    15 December | 12pm ET
    Join IEEE Educational Activities and IEEE Standards Association for a virtual event that describes the new IEEE 802.11ax features such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access and Uplink multi-user transmissions together with Physical (PHY) and Medium Access Control (MAC) enhancements specific to IEEE 802.11ax to improve QoE.
    Register today

  • Accreditation Series: How an IEEE Program Evaluator prepares for a University Visit

    This virtual event features IEEE Program Evaluators (PEVs) preparation process for a University visit. Ece Yaprak, Division Chair and Professor, Engineering Technology and April Cheung, Assistant Professor of Practice, will share with you their expertise and experiences in navigating through the exciting world of accreditation visits.
    Watch it today

  • Accreditation Series: IEEE Progression Timeline of a Program Evaluator (PEV)

    This virtual event features IEEE Program Evaluators (PEVs) who will walk you though the volunteer life cycle of a PEV. Victor Nelson and Frances Harackiewicz, will share with you their expertise and experiences in the process required to become an IEEE ABET Engineering Accreditation Program Evaluator, and beyond.
    Watch it today

  • Accreditation Series: Best practices for preparing for an ABET visit

    This virtual event features Dr. Winston F. Erevelles, Adjunct Accreditation Director of Engineering, ABET and Dr. Patricia Brackin P.E., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, who will share with you their expertise and experiences in university preparation for an ABET accreditation visit.
    Watch it today

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: