MGA Scoop - March 2022 Issue

MGA Scoop

March 2022

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE Tech Talk: Single Pair Ethernet

    30 March | 9am ET
    On this free live webinar, we’ll discuss how new IEEE 802.3 standards and technologies deliver power and data over a single pair of wires to address the challenges of "operational technology" (OT) automation applications.
    Register today

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Extended Reality and 5G

    5 April | 12pm ET
    Join the IEEE Communications Society and TryEngineering for April’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 Extended Reality and 5G. Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri, Principal Systems Research & Development Engineer, within the Qualcomm Research organization, will share about her work in extended reality and 5G. We will learn how extended reality (VR and AR) works and how 5G supports these applications.
    Register today

  • IEEE Education: Why Lifelong Learning is an Essential Part of Your Professional Home

    5 April | 1pm ET
    Join IEEE President Ray Liu during IEEE Education Week to discover why lifelong learning and continuing education are an essential part of what makes IEEE the professional home for hundreds of thousands of IEEE members. Register to learn how you can make the most of your IEEE membership by taking advantage of resources and events available throughout the week, as well as all year round from IEEE.
    Register today

  • IEEE Building Business Relationships Workshop

    25 April | New Orleans, Louisiana
    IEEE Building Business Relationships guides participants to gain valuable insights about themselves and others by discovering actionable ways to build more effective relationships with others. Through the use of a self-assessment, participants receive detailed information regarding their style and how best to work with other styles to create more effective and productive relationships. The intended result is improved communication, reduced conflict, increased engagement, improved organization effectiveness, team collaboration and enhanced leadership capability.
    Learn more and register today

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

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
    • Advisory
    • Life Members (IEEE)
    • Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory
    • Membership Recruitment and Recovery
    • Potentials Editorial Board
    • Student Activities
    • Training
    • vTools
    • 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

Explore IEEE Spectrum Magazine’s Archives

Members, log in for exclusive access to Spectrum's archives, which features 20 years of award-winning stories of engineers creating technology to solve the world’s toughest challenges.

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Call for Nominations - 2022 MGA Awards

Nominations for Outstanding Section Awards – Deadline 15 May 2022

Each year, the MGA Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one large, one medium, and one small Section (across all Regions), to recognize their excellent work and successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public. The recipient Sections are acknowledged for maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries.

Three awards are presented, as follows:

  • Large Section = 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year;
  • Medium Section = 501-1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year;
  • Small Section = 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year

To nominate your Section for the MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, or Small Section Award, please click here.

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 (non-members). 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

For questions, email

IEEE Transmitter Content: Infrastructure in Motion

IEEE Transmitter has a collection of articles, videos, infographics, inspiration and more all curated by IEEE. Our mission is to provide an engineer’s perspective on the latest tech news and innovations to help you cut through the noise and get to the stories that are most important to you. Read how infrastructure is the foundation of nearly everything we do. The roads we drive on, the clean water we drink and the smartphones that keep us connected.

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IEEE Women in Engineering 25th Anniversary Celebrations

This year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) and we are planning a full year of celebrations and key moments to reflect on the great progress and achievements made by great women in STEM within the IEEE. We also plan to celebrate the great men who consistently support women along the way. The WIE 25th anniversary Sub-committee is happy to announce The Extraordinary Women Extraordinary Science Seminar Series. This seminar series plans to highlight the Extraordinary Science performed in IEEE Societies and Councils by Extraordinary Women. We encourage attendees to participate in this highly interdisciplinary event which we hope will be a seminal moment of inspiration for women, girls, and young researchers interested in STEM.

Learn more about the WIE 25th Anniversary activities

The Institute Highlights the IEEE Volunteering Platform’s Newest Features

IEEE Volunteering Platform Updates

Check out The Institute’s recent article highlighting the new features on the IEEE Volunteering Platform!

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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:

Link to the IEEE President's Twitter
Link to the IEEE President's Facebook
Link to the IEEE President's Instagram
Link to the IEEE President's LinkedIn

IEEE REACH and UNESCO World Engineering Day

Through the lens of history, IEEE REACH offers secondary teachers resources that enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills while boosting technological literacy. The program offers a new perspective on engineering and technology from which students may view it as relevant to their lives and future. Under the IEEE/UNESCO MOU, in association with the IEEE Africa Council and Uganda Section, a pilot program introduced students, predominantly girls, to REACH resources in an education setting and by a traveling classroom to rural villages. Collaboration expanded to introduce REACH to Secondary Education Science and Math Teachers during teacher workshops led by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO. The initiative is enhancing teacher engagement in STEM, while simultaneously increasing access to STEM education to underserved communities. UNESCO is exploring exporting the program to other countries throughout Africa and around the world.

A highlight of the initiative will be part of a round table conversation during UNESCO World Engineering Day 2022, Build Back Wiser - Engineering the Future. Register here to tune in on 4 March to see Vincent Kaabunga, Past Chair IEEE Africa Council, and volunteer lead IEEE/UNESCO MOU, present Hands-on Learning for STEM Education - Getting Our New Engineers Onboard.

Did You Know?

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee(HAC)/SIGHT are offering a Call for Proposals to support IEEE member grassroots projects that utilize technology to address pressing needs of the members’ local communities. The Call provides a powerful opportunity for IEEE members to utilize their technical expertise to help IEEE achieve its mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Applications may be submitted through 4 April and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All active IEEE members may apply; the primary applicant for any proposal should have an IEEE member grade of Member or higher. Please visit the HAC website for more details.

For members who may not have time or the team to implement a project directly, they can get involved by applying to become a proposal reviewer! Those interested in participating should complete this questionnaire.

IEEE Member Directory - Verified Status Within a Trusted Network

Want to have access to the most extensive directory of verified IEEE members anywhere? With over 250,000 members participating, you can connect to your peers on a secure and certified network exclusively for IEEE Members. Opting in to IEEE Member Directory allows you to view fellow members’ profiles, showcasing member grade, IEEE Volunteer positions, affiliations with IEEE Societies, special interest groups, and technical communities – all automatically updated with membership status in real time. Privacy options are completely customizable, including a members-only option. This exclusive benefit of IEEE membership is accessible via IEEE Collabratec.

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Member in the News

How to become a data scientist: A guide to the education, skills, and necessary experience

IEEE Fellow Maurizio Porfiri discusses his career as a data scientist, as well as the education, skills, and experience required to break into careers pertaining to data science.

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How MIT’s Muriel Medard Pioneered the Universal Decoder

The IEEE Fellow's chip is expected to increase the efficiency of AR devices and 5G.

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GeeRemit App Moves Money and Saves It Too

The mobile money transfer app, developed by IEEE Fellow Sandra K. Johnson, aims to help people fund worthy causes.

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Oral Sampling Robot Can Save Medical Staff From Your Grossness

But is it safe to have a robot shove itself down your throat?

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3,000 Datasets in 25+ Categories on IEEE DataPort


The IEEE DataPort research data platform now has more than 3,000 datasets in a broad range of research areas. Search by technical category, title, author, or data format on IEEE DataPort to easily access relevant datasets for your next research project. Once you’ve found the desired dataset, click on it to view, download, copy, or analyze the data under a CC BY license.

You also can use datasets on IEEE Dataset in your own articles or research; simply cite the datasets you use in accordance with the CC BY license and citation guidelines on the site. IEEE encourages the use of the datasets and tools on IEEE DataPort for any researcher to facilitate or accelerate their research.

Some of the most popular dataset categories include artificial intelligence and machine learning, which includes more than 500 datasets each, as well as biomedical, signal processing, computer vision, and power and energy, each of which include more than 200 datasets.

Search datasets in all categories

IEEE-HKN Career Conversations Episode 4: Ethics

In this episode, HKN Alumna Rebecca Cohen, and HKN President Jim Conrad discuss the important role that ethics has in the decision making process of being an engineer.

Watch It Now

Registration Opening Soon: IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industries

IEEE-HKN’s premiere event that connects you with industry experts is taking place 18 and 19 March 2022. Stay tuned for more details on this year’s event!

2022 IEEE STEM Ambassador Application Launches on 14 March

Are you conducting IEEE STEM outreach events for pre-university students or educators in your local community? Then, we want to hear from you!

The IEEE STEM Ambassador Program was developed to recognize IEEE volunteers, like you, for their contributions to pre-university STEM education. The program was launched in 2021 and we currently have 46 STEM Ambassadors.

We are looking to add to our team of STEM Ambassadors. The 2022 application process will launch on 14 March. Please check back using the link provided on 14 March and submit your application by 1 April.

IEEE Pre-University STEM Grant Program

Do you have an idea for a STEM program that you want to implement or an innovative idea to expand an existing STEM program and lack the funds to make it happen? Apply for a IEEE Pre-University STEM Grant by 4 March to turn an idea into a reality.

Learn More Today!

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.

Learn More Today

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. Help spread the word by sharing events and updates with your region, helping organize local and virtual events, and more.

Use our toolkit materials to communicate with your network.

IEEE Academy on IoT: Communications Standards

Communication technology is an essential part of the Internet of Things (IoT) as it allows IoT devices to be connected to each other. The IEEE Academy on IoT: Communications Standards covers the basic principles of communication technology and practical usage of standardized communication.

Access It Today

IBM Research and the Global University Programs department university support resources

For decades major technology companies have supported university education. Learn more in this Teaching Excellence Hub article.

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: