MGA Scoop - December 2021 Issue

MGA Scoop

December 2021

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Artificial Intelligence

    7 December | 12pm ET
    Join the IEEE Power and Energy Society and TryEngineering for this 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!
    Register today

  • Next Generation of IEEE 802 Networking Standards

    8 December | 9am ET
    Join IEEE Educational Activities as we begin this series looking at what the future holds for new IEEE 802 standards.
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  • 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.
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  • Accreditation Series: ABET's International Engagement and Impact

    On demand
    Join IEEE for the Accreditation Series virtual event with Dr. Michael Milligan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABET. This segment will feature the perspective of ABET accreditation and how it impacts accreditation around the world.
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IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Call for Nominations: IEEE Medals & Recognitions

Call for Nominations - IEEE Medals and Recognitions

Nominations will be open 1 December–15 June for IEEE Medals and Recognitions—IEEE’s highest awards. All are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields. All nominations must be submitted through the online nomination portal:

  • Click here for Medals
  • Click here for Recognitions

The IEEE Awards Board (AB) administers the highest medals, awards, and recognitions presented by IEEE. IEEE Medals are at the top of the hierarchy of awards; the IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest award. IEEE Medals embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. IEEE Recognitions are among the highest awards in the hierarchy of IEEE awards. They are presented to individuals or corporations for significant contributions to IEEE or for advances in technology within the technical fields of interest of IEEE.

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Be a Thought Leader: Register to Become A Virtual Speaker Today

Share your knowledge while being a thought leader and a micro-mentor to the future engineering leaders of the world. The Virtual Speakers Bureau affords you the opportunity to volunteer a small amount of your time to give interactive, virtual talks to IEEE Students eager to learn from you.

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Member in the News

How to use IoT for energy efficiency and sustainability

IEEE Fellow Pouyan Pourbeik discusses how IoT devices can reduce electrical consumption and increase sustainability.

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New Data Storage Tech Could Mean Never Saying Goodbye to Your Information

IEEE Life Fellow Tom Coughlin discusses innovations in data storage technologies.

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10 Lessons From the Legacy of Apple’s Steve Jobs

Embrace multidisciplinary perspectives and focus on design are a few IEEE Life Senior Member San Murugesan lists.

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How Philanthropy Became This IEEE Member’s Cause

Bob Dent is New Jersey's 2021 Outstanding Philanthropist.

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Get Involved with Humanitarian Technology Activities at IEEE - Volunteer with IEEE HAC|SIGHT!


IEEE HAC|SIGHT is looking for passionate volunteers eager to contribute to the:

  • IEEE HAC mission of providing a suite of resources that inspire and enable IEEE volunteers around the world to carry out and support impactful humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at the local level.
  • IEEE SIGHT mission of partnering with underserved communities & local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development.

Please complete this form to submit your application by 17 December 2021.

Get Started with the IEEE Volunteering Platform

Visit the IEEE Volunteering Platform

Do you have a project that could use the help of a volunteer? Now with the IEEE Volunteering Platform, it is easy to create opportunities and get the assistance you need! Once you login to the portal, you can create and post volunteer opportunities, recruit volunteers to join your team, and get paired with volunteers that have matching interests and skills. This platform is open to all types of opportunities, be it short- or long-term, local or remote, or requiring different skills. Go to to get started today!

Finish the Year Strong with Training from IEEE Resource Centers

Training from IEEE Resource Centers

Still need to fulfill some training requirements or earn CEUs/PDHs by the end of the year? IEEE’s Resource Centers offer free and low-cost resources to society members, including many resources offering CEUs and/or PDHs!

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About the Resource Centers

Wrapping Up Your 2021 Projects? Upload Your Research Data.

Upload your research data to IEEE DataPort

As you are completing your research projects for the year, upload your data to IEEE DataPort. This universally accessible research data platform not only provides up to 2 TB of secure storage per dataset (10 TB for Premium Institutional Subscribers), it can help bring global exposure and citations to your research. You can upload your data as Open Access or as a Standard Dataset.

Uploading your research data makes it available to IEEE DataPort users helping support research reproducibility, facilitate discovery, and foster innovation. Join the active community of more than 1.5 million researchers, engineers, and scientists around the globe who rely on IEEE DataPort to store, share, access, and manage research data by uploading your dataset today.

IEEE App Keeps Members Connected

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From keeping up with the latest tech news, to joining meetups virtually or finding IEEE conferences, the IEEE App can be a valuable resource and compliment to your IEEE membership..

“The IEEE App helps reinforce the feeling that we belong to a connected community ….with common goals and interests,” says Ljiljana Trajkovic, Vice Chair, IEEE Computer Society Chapter for the Vancouver Section.

For Gerardo Barbosa, Member and Geographic Activities Treasurer, finding the name or email of a volunteer during a call or group chat is a lot easier when using the app and going to the roster section.

With an expanding list of helpful tools and resources at your fingertips, the IEEE App makes it easy for volunteers such as John Walz, Member, Conference Finance Committee, “to use my tablet to read my subscribed magazines from the ease of my living room armchair with a hot cup of coffee.” Create your own personalized experience with IEEE through the IEEE App:

  • Get geographic and interest-based recommendations
  • Read and download your IEEE magazines
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest news
  • Locate IEEE members by location, interests, and affiliations
  • Schedule, manage or join meetups virtually

The world of IEEE is waiting. Download the IEEE App today!

Stay Tuned for IEEE Academies Coming in 2022!

IEEE is excited to announce its work on the anticipated launch of IEEE Academies in Q1 2022. IEEE Academies will offer learning journeys in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Grid. IEEE Academies are designed to teach in-demand technical concepts in a new way to IEEE members and technical professionals working in industry.

IEEE Academies are created under the vision and leadership of IEEE Past President Toshio Fukuda via the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education, and in partnership with IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Educational Activities, IEEE Internet of Things Community, IEEE Power & Energy Society, and IEEE Smart Grid Community.

“Today, technologists are seeking trusted sources to support their long-term and just-in-time learning needs, and this demand will continue to grow in the future. IEEE has a vital role to play in delivering ‘educational value’ to its members,” stated IEEE Past President Toshio Fukuda.

Visit the IEEE Academies website to learn more and to subscribe for the most up to date information!

EPICS in IEEE Giving Tuesday

EPICS in IEEE empowers students to apply technical knowledge to implement solutions for unique community challenges. This Giving Tuesday, please join us in this effort to change lives through technology by donating.

IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute Giving Tuesday

The TryEngineering Summer Institute gives teens the opportunity to explore a variety of engineering disciplines through hands-on design challenges, field trips, industry speakers, and more. This Giving Tuesday, donate to our need-based scholarship fund and send teens to the TryEngineering Summer Institute in 2022!

IEEE-HKN - Celebrating the Research Contributions of Our Graduate Student Members

Read about the innovative research HKN's Graduate Students are performing in a new section in The BRIDGE magazine.

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IEEE-HKN Career Conversations

Episode 1 of HKN's new podcast series for Young Alumni focuses on Career Planning. The "IEEE-HKN Career Conversations" series is hosted by the young alumni group of the HKN honor society and brings together experts to discuss the challenges of being a professional today. This diverse group of hosts engages a range of guests and experiences in search of valuable guidance. Available where you get your podcasts and on the IEEE-HKN YouTube channel.

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EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition

The EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition, in partnership with the United Engineering Foundation (UEF), focuses on environmentally focused projects. This competition is meant to harness the power and potential of university students to mitigate and address the impact of climate change. Students in the United States will have the opportunity to address the technological needs of communities. Selected projects can receive up to $10,000 USD.

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Digitally Transform Your Company With These 5 Courses

How can you ensure your organization is prepared for a digital society? Learn about how IEEE Educational Activities, in partnership with the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative of IEEE Future Directions, created a five-course program, to help.

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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.

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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

Announcing the 2021 MGA Individual Award Recipients

At the IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Board 20 November 2021 meeting, the awards for the MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational, MGA Diversity & Inclusion, MGA Innovation, MGA Leadership, MGA Achievement, and MGA Young Professionals Achievement were selected.

The following individuals and/or teams were selected as 2021 MGA Award recipients:

MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
(One awarded annually, receive plaque and US $1,000)

To recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and strategic objectives of MGA as related to transnational activities. This award is made in memory of Dr. Larry K. Wilson.

  • Ramalatha Marimuthu (R10), Madras Section
    "For conceptualizing and creating IEEE YESIST12, a global project-based service learning for students and young professionals"

MGA Innovation Award
(One awarded annually, receive plaque and US$1,000)

To recognize an individual, or a team whose accomplishment/project is judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals of MGA.

  • IEEE Kerala Section Interns Team: Alan Mathew Uluvathu (R10), Kerala Section
    "For the innovative idea of a web app named IEEE Kerala Section More in no Time, which provides a one-stop solution for Section resources and communications"

MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award
(Up to three awarded annually, receive plaque and US$250)

To recognize individuals, or teams, who have exhibited exemplary and substantive diversity and inclusion (IEEE Diversity Statement) of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities/projects that support the goals of Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) at the local, regional, national and/or international level.

  • Babak Enayati (R1), Boston Section
    "For passionately promoting diversity and inclusion within IEEE PES University"
  • Rhonda R. Franklin (R4), Twin Cities Section
    "For sustained and exemplary contributions to diversity and inclusion in the field of RF/microwave engineering through leadership of Project Connect"
  • Alejandra Estrella (R9), Argentina Section
    "For successful and sustained activities promoting diversity and inclusion within Argentina"

MGA Leadership Award
(Up to three awarded annually, receive plaque and US$500)

To recognize those individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities that support the goals of MGA at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.

  • Winnie Ye (R7), Ottawa Section
    “For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting and supporting activities at local, regional, and international IEEE engineering communities”
  • Paulina Yenbic Chan (R10), Hong Kong Section
    “For exemplary leadership and contributions to the IEEE Hong Kong Section”
  • Ruben Barrera-Michel (R9), Guadalajara Section
    “For sustained leadership and contributions at the local and global IEEE levels”

MGA Achievement Award
(Up to six awarded annually, receive plaque and US$250)

To recognize individuals, or a team, involved with MGA and its organizational units for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies), directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the MGA goals. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but that has left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations.

  • Rajendra Kumar Asthana (R10), Delhi Section
    “For outstanding efforts in developing innovative strategies, and improving engagement and growth of Life Member Affinity Groups in Region 10”
  • Sri Niwas Singh (R10), Uttar Pradesh Section
    “For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions at Section, Council, and Region levels”
  • Dr. Preeti Bajaj (R10), Bombay Section
    “For exemplary contributions and dynamic leadership in achieving rapid transformation of IEEE Educational Activities within several geographic units”
  • Dr. Stefan Mozar (R10), New South Wales Section
    “For leadership in establishing a consumer electronics chapter-based global community within IEEE”
  • Charles “Chad” Kidder III (R6), Utah Section
    “For the development of the Engineering Your Career Program supporting professional and membership development of early career IEEE members”
  • Celia Shahnaz (R10), Bangladesh Section
    “For designing impactful activities that ensured member engagement within local and global levels”

MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
(Up to six awarded annually, receive plaque and US $250)

To recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of IEEE Young Professionals operations.

  • Zied Bouida (R7), Ottawa Section
    “For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting IEEE Young Professional activities in Region 7 and globally”
  • Haroon Rashid (R10), Malaysia Section
    “For significant contributions to IEEE Young Professionals in Malaysia”
  • Saaveethya Sivakumar (R10), Malaysia Section
    “For exemplary efforts and leadership towards enhancing member benefits for young professionals and promoting student-to-young professionals transitions”
  • Pooja Sharma K (R10), Madras Section
    “For outstanding contributions in Young Professionals and WIE activities at the Section and Region levels”
  • Muhammad Hamza Ihtisham (R10), Lahore Section
    “For significant contributions in organizing IEEE Young Professional activities”
  • Ashvanth Babu (R10), Madras Section
    “For outstanding contributions to local and regional IEEE Young Professional and Student activities”

At the IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Board 20 November 2021 meeting, the Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA award recipients were selected.

2021 Organizational Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award recipients:

  • College of Information Technology - University of Bahrain (R8), Sakhir, Bahrain
    "For outstanding contributions in promoting the IEEE Bahrain Section, and technically sponsoring and hosting IEEE events"
  • GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women (R10), Maysuru, India
    "For organizing multiple editions of the IEEE ICEECCOT conference"

Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available here

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  • 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: