MGA Scoop - April 2022 Issue

MGA Scoop

April 2022

Upcoming Events

  • 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!
    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

  • Publishing your Research: Advice from IEEE Editors

    6 April 2022 | 1pm ET
    Join us for this first in a series of "Pathways to Academia" sessions that will provide participants with first-hand advice on how to navigate the technical publication process.
    Register today

  • IEEE REACH: Deepen Secondary Student Engagement in STEM Through the Lens of History

    6 April | 1:30pm ET
    Integrating the four STEM disciplines has been shown to be necessary for transformational education, but often dismissed is the integration of STEM with the humanities. This one-hour webinar will be presented during IEEE Education Week by the IEEE History Center in association with the STEM Leadership Alliance. It will introduce participants to IEEE REACH, a free, secondary educator resource program that situates science and technology in its humanistic context. A focal point will be the history of drones. This is an excellent opportunity to directly address current events with a REACH inquiry unit, and participants will walk away with resources you can use immediately in the classroom.
    Register today

  • How Technical Standards Shape My Career

    8 April 2022 | 9am ET
    In this webinar, we will have a live discussion with Dr. Nada Golmie, IEEE and NIST Fellow, on her professional career development through her active contribution to standards, her view on work-family balance, and her messages to Young Professionals and Women in Engineering for their career development in engineering & standards.
    Register today

  • Engineer Spotlight with Christopher Rose Hosted by IEEE TryEngineering and IEEE Awards

    8 April | 1pm ET
    Join IEEE TryEngineering and IEEE Awards for a special Engineer Spotlight featuring Dr. Christopher Rose.
    Register today

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Energy Storage

    3 May | 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

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Volunteer for IEEE Awards

Volunteer 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.

Interested? To apply and/or for more information about how to become involved, visit the IEEE Awards Board Nominations and Appointments webpage.

IEEE New Initiatives Program is looking for Bright Ideas!

Bring your idea to light and apply today - IEEE New Initiatives Program

The IEEE New Initiatives program helps bring great ideas to light. If you have an idea for a particular program, product, or service offering that can make a significant impact on IEEE members, the public, or a technical community, please share your vision with the IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC). The New Initiatives program can provide either seed funding or higher levels of funding for innovative ideas. NIC is especially interested in programs in the following areas:

  • Increasing IEEE’s connection to industry
  • Engaging and recruiting members
  • Creating innovative educational opportunities
  • Increasing the visibility of IEEE and demonstrating its relevance to different communities

IEEE members, volunteers, and IEEE Organizational Units (OUs) are encouraged to submit their ideas. NIC strongly encourages IEEE OUs to cooperate with each other on submissions.

There are no submission deadlines.

Please visit the New Initiatives program webpage at to learn more and submit your idea today.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at IEEE: See What's Happening!

See what's happening - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IEEE

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.

Read the Latest Articles

Section Hubs – Personalized Connectivity to Your Local IEEE Section - Only On IEEE Collabratec

Section Hubs on IEEE Collabratec

Instantly get connected with your local IEEE Section. With the click of a button, tap into your local IEEE Section network and see your Section’s volunteer leadership, who’s new in the IEEE Member Directory, recent posts and conversations, communities with members from your Section, and more. Get access to Section-sponsored events and conferences nearby and be recognized for Member grade elevations and earning badges. Sign in now for your personalized experience.

NxtBook Digital Editions of IEEE Spectrum and The Institute to be Discontinued

As of 1 April 2022, members will no longer receive a NxtBook digital edition of the two publications. Instead they will be able download a PDF of any issue—a members-only benefit—by signing into the Spectrum website using their IEEE username and password. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the IEEE Contact Center.

WIE 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of WIE. Get involved in our year-long activities all 2022.

WIE International Leadership Conference

Registration for IEEE WIE ILC 2022 is now open! IEEE WIE ILC aims to support and sustain women leaders and technologists, especially those in mid to senior careers. Enhance your leadership skills and knowledge of the tech industry, while networking with STEM leaders from around the world.

Register Now

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Member in the News

10 enterprise AI trends for 2022

IEEE Member Carmen Fontana provides insights into why ML Ops will be an important enterprise AI strategy trend in 2022.

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Data scientists have access to your sensitive data. That’s driving more schools to teach ethics

IEEE Member Julia Stoyanovich discusses the growing awareness of a need for technology to be designed and deployed ethically and, by extension, how this is impacting higher education curriculums.

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REMINDER - 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

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 Young Professional Certificates Now Available on IEEE Collabratec!

You can now access your IEEE Young Professionals certificate on IEEE Collabratec through the member console. Download and print or share at your convenience. The IEEE Young Professionals Community page on Collabratec offers connections to IEEE peer networks, activities, and other opportunities and events. Sign in to access your certificate today!

Join the 2022 IEEE SIGHT Day Activities

Join the 2022 IEEE SIGHT Day Activities

The third annual IEEE SIGHT Day will take place on 28 April! SIGHT Day provides a unique opportunity to showcase what IEEE members around the world are doing to advance technology for the benefit of humanity in their local communities. Activities are planned from 25 April - 29 April. All are invited to join the celebration by participating in one of the panels, sessions, or activities organized by the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) and the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).

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Host a Data Competition on IEEE DataPort

Host a Data Competition

In addition to giving users the opportunity to access and upload datasets, the IEEE DataPort platform also includes a Data Competitions Module that enables researchers to collect valuable feedback and analysis on their research data. To initiate a Data Competition, users create a time-limited data challenge by uploading a dataset up to 2TB to IEEE DataPort. Members of the global technical community, or a select set of participants, can then provide their specific analyses, or make predictions based on the dataset.

Other benefits and features of the IEEE DataPort Data Competitions Module include the following:

  • Free to initiate or participate
  • Time frame is fully customizable by the competition initiator and can range from a few days to one year
  • Datasets can be downloaded for analysis or accessed directly in the Cloud
  • Data Competition results are consolidated and easy to evaluate, and each analysis receives a unique DOI
  • Registered users may submit comments and private messages to competition leads

Click here to view active IEEE DataPort Data Competitions and learn more about hosting your own competition today:

Featured IEEE Spectrum Stories

IEEE President’s Note: Make IEEE Your Professional Home

Ray Liu plans to better engage with members and focus on ethics.

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Cloud Software Cuts Through Biomedical Data Thickets

SciosHub, cofounded by IEEE Member Joanna Wong, uses a SaaS to curate and compute data.

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TSMC R&D Chief: There’s Light at the End of the Chip Shortage

IEEE Member Yuh-Jier Mii talks about the next generation of chips.

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Countdown to the 2022 IEEE Annual Election

Candidates to be placed on the ballot will be announced on 1 May.

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How Shipping Carbon Dioxide Could Boost Carbon Capture

Mitsubishi joins growing movement to ship CO2 from emission sites to storage.

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Are You Ready for 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. Join our events, check out our resources and take advantage of special offers. You can even earn a digital badge for your participation throughout the week! Make sure to share all the exciting things going on during IEEE Education Week. You can help spread the word, organize local and virtual events, and more. Make sure to check out the IEEE Education Week website throughout the week and use our toolkit materials to communicate with your network!

Save on Continuing Education Courses

Start learning today. Take advantage of special offers and discounts available during IEEE Education Week.

Get select courses on blockchain, digital transformation, and more for US $10 each in honor of IEEE Education Week. Use the promo code ILNIEW22 at checkout by 30 April 2022 at 11:59pm ET. As a bonus, you can also save 20% on the course program IEEE English for Technical Professionals. See course options today.

IEEE is proud to announce the launch of its first IEEE Academy on the Internet of Things. The IEEE Academy on the Internet of Things includes two learning paths on Communications Standards and Computing Platforms. In honor of IEEE Education Week, save 20% on each learning path. Use the promo code ILNIOT22 at checkout by 30 April 2022 at 11:59pm ET.

See all offers here.

IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards - Now Accepting Nominations

Recognize and honor major contributions to engineering and technical education. Nominate someone for the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards by 2 May 2022. See requirements today.

HKN Career Conversations Podcast: Workplace Conflicts

Bala Prasanna IEEE Director-Elect: Disagreements and healthy debates are essential parts of a workplace to further innovation and proliferation of good ideas. But, when do these cross the line and become conflicts? If you haven’t had to deal with one yet, it is only a matter of time. In this Career Conversation we talk to Bala Prasana about the various facets of Conflicts in the Workplace: how to deal with them and how to be proactive to get to a better place for your peace of mind and for your organization

Listen to the Podcast

NEW TryEngineering Community Resource Submission

Share your Pre-University STEM outreach resources and add to our growing list of TryEngineering STEM Community Resources from our community of volunteers, parents and teachers. STEM educational materials may include videos, tutorials, lessons, activities, articles, and slides. Share. Give Back. Inspire.

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: