MGA Scoop - February 2022 Issue
- IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Artificial Intelligence
8 February | 12pm ET
Join the IEEE Power and Energy Society and TryEngineering for this session 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 session is all about Artificial Intelligence (AI). If you have ever tried to order a pizza through Alexa, or asked Siri to change the song, or looked through your social media feed; then you have already used AI. in your everyday life. AI does so many incredible things for the world and is all around us, in places you’d never expect. Dr. Babak Enayati, Manager, Distributed Generation Standards and New Technology Team, National Grid, will share about his work in AI. The resources shared in the webinar and in the TryEngineering Tuesday student resource can be used to help students explore, engage, and get inspired by AI.
- Increasing Network Capacity – The Development of IEEE 802.3 800 Gb/s and 1.6 Tb/s Ethernet
23 February | 9am ET
Ethernet is the ubiquitous wired networking standard used to support networks everywhere. Bandwidth demands throughout today’s networks are forecasted to grow anywhere from 2.3 to 55.3 times the levels of 2017. In this IEEE Tech Talk, our speakers will explore how the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group will work to develop higher speed solutions for 800 GbE and 1.6 TbE, while creating higher density, lower power solutions for 200 GbE and 400 GbE.
- IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Coding
1 March | 12pm ET
Join the IEEE Computer Society and TryEngineering for this session 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 session is all about Coding. There’s no doubt about it, coding is cool. Everyone from rock stars to NBA players are learning to code. We all know Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerburg understood the importance of learning to code at an early age. Sebastian Echeverria a Senior Engineer at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University will share about his experience working as a software engineer. The resources shared in the webinar and in the TryEngineering Tuesday student resource can be used to help students explore, engage, and get inspired by coding.
IEEE Virtual Events Calendar
The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.
IEEE Celebrates “Life” at 60
The IEEE Member Group Insurance Program turns 60 this year. The first insurance benefit available to IEEE members was the IEEE Member Group Term Life Insurance Policy, and it is still going strong. Thanks to the working relationship between The New York Life Insurance Company, underwriter, Mercer, administrator, and the oversight of IEEE volunteers and Staff, IEEE has been able to provide a benefit to tens of thousands of members in the United States and Canada.
“Congratulations to volunteers, staff and insurance partners who have assured IEEE members of peace of mind for 60 years.” K.J. Ray Liu, 2022 IEEE President and CEO
“It’s our privilege and honor to celebrate sixty years as an insurance provider for the IEEE Members Group Insurance Program. From application through to claims, we always strive to provide the IEEE membership with superior insurance coverage and a stellar policyowner experience. Thank you for your trust in us.“ Scott Berlin, Senior Vice President New York Life Insurance Company
“One revealing measure of a good relationship is how long it lasts. It is gratifying to know that we’ve been part of the “team” helping multiple generations of IEEE members and their families with their insurance needs throughout their lives and careers. This 60th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to renew our commitment to the next sixty-plus years.“ Graham Fuller, Principal Mercer Health & Benefits Administration, LLC
Learn more about the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program.
Volunteers may share the anniversary logo in their digital communications. It will be available in the IEEE Promo Library.
Enroll in the Member Group Insurance Program monthly email for new benefit information and coverage tips.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at IEEE: See What's Happening!
Various groups and individuals across the organization are working towards advancing diversity in the technical profession and are promoting an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, engages, and rewards all who contribute to the field.
Follow the IEEE President on Social Media
Announcing the launch of the @IEEEPresident profile on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Follow Ray Liu, 2022 IEEE President and CEO, and get updates and information from across IEEE, your professional home. He’ll also be highlighting different initiatives and products.
You can follow him here:
2022 is the year to help others become part of IEEE’s mission by providing opportunities on the IEEE Volunteering platform! By creating opportunities, you are helping members get involved, learn new skills and expand their professional network- all while receiving the assistance you need for your projects. Creating opportunities is easy. Login to volunteer.ieee.org to get started!
Get to Know IEEE
Foundation's first new President in FIVE YEARS! Join newly elected IEEE Foundation President Ralph Ford & Executive Director Karen Galuchie for a live, free "fireside chat" to discuss President Ford's goals and vision for the IEEE Foundation including a Q&A session with the audience!
Volunteers Needed for IEEE Awards
The IEEE Awards Board seeks new volunteers to serve on its award selection committees and Awards Board standing committees to assist with managing the recipient nomination and selection process for IEEE Medals, Technical Field Awards, and Recognitions—the highest awards IEEE presents on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.
To apply to serve on an award selection committee or as a member of one of the following Awards Board’s (AB) committees, visit the IEEE Awards Board Nominations and Appointments webpage. For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AB Awards Policy and Portfolio Review Committee
- AB Finance Committee
- AB Presentation and Publicity Committee
- AB Joint Awards with National Societies Committee
- AB Nominations and Appointments Committee
- Medals Council, Technical Field Awards Council, or Recognitions Council
Vital Resources for Power & Energy Professionals
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.
Announcing Archival Workspaces for Records Retention on IEEE Collabratec
Archival Workspaces are a new type of workspace on Collabratec, providing a secure location to store files. They are designed to assist volunteers, IEEE Organizational Units (sections, chapters, etc) and staff with IEEE’s Record Retention policy. Volunteers can create or join archival workspaces for their organizational units. Only one Archival Workspace can be created per organizational unit and access for volunteers in that OU is granted and removed automatically based on officer reporting. Each Archival Workspace has an additional special restricted access folder only accessible by OU’s Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Once you set up an archival workspace it is a simple process to:
- Upload files to the workspace
- Select a time period for the document to be stored
- Invite others in your OU, Society or Section to view the files
- Please note: Once you upload a file – you cannot delete it, files will be automatically deleted at the end of the retention period you select
- Archival workspaces provide an audit trail and assists in knowledge transfer when individuals change roles
Sign into IEEE Collabratec now to get started!
Member in the News
How Digital Health Firms Are Innovating Far Beyond Your Wrist
IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta discusses advances in medtech devices and wearables and their applications.
Security in 2022 – Ransomware, APT groups and crypto exchanges pose key challenges
IEEE Senior Member Kayne McGladrey discusses key security trends, technologies, opportunities, and challenges heading into 2022.
Deep Learning Can’t be Trusted, Brain Modelling Pioneer Says
IEEE Fellow Stephen Grossberg explains why his ART model is better.
Building Better Qubits
IEEE Senior Member Heike Riel is researching ways to make the quantum bits faster.
Why IoT Sensors Need Standards
They could improve performance and spur development of new applications, according to the IEEE Standards Association.
Call for Nominations: 2023 IEEE MGA Leadership Positions: Deadline 15 March
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for the following 2023 leadership positions:
- MGA Vice President-Elect/Board Chair-Elect
- MGA Treasurer
- MGA Vice Chairs
- Geographic Unit Operations
- Information Management
- Member Development
- Committee Chairs
- Admission and Advancement (IEEE)
- Awards and Recognition
- IEEE.tv Advisory
- Life Members (IEEE)
- Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory
- Membership Recruitment and Recovery
- Potentials Editorial Board
- Student Activities
- Young Professionals (IEEE)
The deadline to submit nominations for the above positions is 15 March 2022.
A complete list of available MGA positions, committee descriptions, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available.
Nominate yourself or a colleague now
For questions, email email@example.com
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. Register now for open 2022 sessions.
EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition Deadline Extended to 20 February
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.
IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute
During the two-week IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute, students ages 13-17 participate in hands-on engineering design challenges, get behind-the-scenes tours during exciting field trips, and experience life on a college campus.
As an IEEE member, your friends and family can save US$100 on the TryEngineering Summer Institute by providing your member number during registration.
Have you seen the new IEEE Academies?
Check out the IEEE Academies on the Internet of Things (IoT). Currently available are the IEEE Academy on IoT: Communications Standards and the IEEE Academy on Iot: Computing Platforms.
IEEE Academies are designed to teach in-demand technical concepts in a new way to IEEE members and technical professionals working in industry. IEEE plans to launch the IEEE Academy on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the IEEE Academy on Smart Grid in 2022.
Visit the IEEE Academies website to learn more and to subscribe for the most up to date information!
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Inspiring Stories from IEEE HAC/SIGHT Volunteers
Read the IEEE HAC/SIGHT Success Story Portfolio, which showcases grassroots IEEE Member projects, funded by IEEE HAC/SIGHT, that utilized technology to address local challenges that were primarily related to the COVID-19 situation. HAC/SIGHT is proud to share the stories of these humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects, the amazing efforts of our volunteers, and a summary of each activity’s initial impact.
For more information about the portfolio of programs in the humanitarian technology space that IEEE HAC offers, and their impact, see the first ever IEEE HAC Annual Report.
Gain Citations using IEEE DataPort
Research data sharing is critical to scientific innovation, research acceleration, and reproducibility. Datasets, like manuscripts, are citable assets and IEEE DataPort can help researchers give and receive proper dataset citations.
IEEE encourages the global technical community to use the datasets on IEEE DataPort and 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, according to IEEE citation guidelines, in a manuscript or research paper. In addition, each dataset page on IEEE DataPort display all citations for that dataset, giving more visibility to the use of your valuable research data.
Join the thousands of researchers who are helping to accelerate scientific discovery and gain exposure for their research by using IEEE DataPort platform to store, manage, and share your research data.
Challenge-based learning an emergent educational model for Engineering Education in the post-COVID era
The transformation of education is constant. Technological advances, the evolution of science, new concepts, new challenges, new experiences and global situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic make it necessary to have educational models that go at the same speed of change and adaptation. Learn more by reading this Teaching Excellence Hub article.
IEEE-HKN Career Conversations: Episode 3
IEEE Senior Member and Alum Drew Lowery and Russell Harrison, Director of Government Relations of IEEE-USA discuss the impact of public policy, the career opportunities in technology policy, and volunteer opportunities that can expand your network and meet a broad range of technical professionals in the US.
IEEE Education Week Toolkit
IEEE Education Week will be held 4-8 April, 2022, and we invite you to be part of it. Help spread the word about IEEE Education Week by sharing events and updates with your region, helping organize local and virtual events, and more. The toolkit on the site makes it easy to share with your IEEE communities and your network.
Building a Better STEM Tomorrow - Sources for STEM Development
IEEE TryEngineering offers a wealth of resources that support pre-university STEM development. Learn more about the free or low cost resources that are available to the public in this article.
Resources for Volunteers
Webex Event User Guide available here
Interested in using Google Meet? Find out more at http://meet.google.com or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- IEEE.tv’s video on Recording Your Presentation with Zoom
- MGA’s vTools resources