MGA Scoop - May 2022 Issue

MGA Scoop

May 2022

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Energy Storage

    3 May | 12pm ET
    In this issue of TryEngineering with the IEEE Power & Energy Society, Dr. Babak Enayati from National Grid will discuss his work in energy storage technology.
    Register today

  • IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802.15 Wireless Specialty Networks

    On demand
    Check out this virtual panel to hear from speakers James Gilb and Benjamin Rolfe of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group for Wireless Specialty Networks, which currently has six existing standards with ongoing activity and two new standards under development.
    Watch it now

  • EPICS in IEEE Proposal Drafting

    On demand
    The EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition offers university students in the United States the opportunity to put their ideas and technological innovations into action with up to US $10,000. Join us for a Q&A webinar for tips on how to strengthen your proposal!
    Watch it now

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Download Your IEEE Membership Certificate Instantly

IEEE Collabratec

Instantly view and download your membership card and society certificates. Membership Certificates are personalized to each member and are available for IEEE Membership and Society affiliations. The certificates are professionally designed, and can be downloaded in PDF format for printing and framing, or sharing! Sign in here to download your certificates now.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What's Happening Around IEEE?

IEEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This year is the inaugural year of the IEEE Diversity & Inclusion Committee, appointed by the IEEE Board of Directors. You can visit the Diversity & Inclusion website to find resources, best practices, and more information about what various groups across the organization are doing to advance diversity in the technical profession, and promote an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, engages, and rewards all who contribute to the field.

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Member in the News

The Metaverse Is Coming and Security Risks Are Tagging Along

IEEE Senior member Kayne McGladrey discusses metaverse security and best practices for those looking to utilize immersive technologies, such as multi-factor authentication.

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Last 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

Follow IEEE President Ray Liu on Social Media

Follow Ray Liu, 2022 IEEE President and CEO, on social media and get updates and information from across IEEE, your professional home. He’ll also be highlighting different initiatives and products. Click on the icons below to find the accounts on each platform!

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

2022 IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference

Register for the 2022 IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference!

The program for the 2022 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference is now live on our website! The program provides an overview of when keynotes, breakout sessions, networking events, and more will take place. Browse the program and start planning your schedule today.

The 2022 conference will be held 6-7 June 2022 in San Diego, California, and virtually. The event includes 50+ sessions across tracks including:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
  • Program Management for Emerging Technologies
  • Rethinking Work
  • Managing Integration of Technology
  • Sustainable Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

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IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards

Nominate someone for the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards by 2 May 2022.

See requirements today

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.

USPTO Webinar Series: Copyright, IP, Trademark, and Patents (IEEE-USA)

USPTO Webinar Series

IEEE-USA is partnering with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to offer a series of free, monthly webinars on intellectual property basics. The series will feature speakers from USPTO, who will cover intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product.

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USPTO Webinar Series

Featured IEEE Spectrum Stories

AI Could Help Increase the IVF Success Rate

Algorithms developed by David Silver and IEEE Fellow Alex Bronstein help doctors create better treatment plans for aspiring parents.

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This App Gauges Your Risk of COVID-19 Exposure in Public Places

Albert Cheng's app, which he unveiled at a 2021 IEEE conference, uses public data.

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The First Digital Camera Was the Size of a Toaster

Kodak’s camera, now an IEEE Milestone, displayed photos on a TV screen.

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Learn Who Will Receive a “Technology Oscar” From IEEE

At the pre-event, award recipients will talk about their innovations.

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SPAx Provides Funding for IEEE Student Branch Events

SPAx is a program of the IEEE Student Activities Committee. It provides funding for events planned and hosted by IEEE Student Branches that focus on Student Professional Awareness. The SPAx program is open to Student Branches in all IEEE Regions. Learn more about SPAx and apply for funding here.

IEEE Student Branches Can Host Live Virtual Speakers for Free!

The Virtual Speakers Bureau, a SAC initiative, gives IEEE Student Branches access to live virtual speakers from IEEE's network all over the world, with a choice of over 500 technical and professional topics in 17 different languages. Hosting a virtual speaker counts as one of the four minimum activities an IEEE Student Branch must report in a calendar year to qualify for a rebate from IEEE. Browse topics and request speakers here.

IEEE Students Can Show the World Their Computer Coding Expertise with IEEEXtreme

IEEEXtreme is IEEE’s most prestigious computer coding competition. Over a 24-hour period, IEEE Students compete for bragging rights, prizes, certificates, and the chance to be contacted by companies seeking to recruit the world’s brightest young coders. Reserve the date for this year’s event: 22 October at 00:00:00 UTC.

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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: