MGA Scoop - June 2022 Issue

MGA Scoop

June 2022

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging

    7 June | 12pm ET
    Join the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) and TryEngineering for a virtual event featuring biomedical engineering and medical imaging. Andrea Gonzalez Montoro, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging (I3M-CSIC), will speak about her work in PET scanning. IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday features an IEEE technical society or community with related activities for pre-university students and a free digital badge! The resources shared can be used to help students explore, engage, and get inspired.
    Register today

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Announcing the 2022 MGA Volunteer Leadership Training Program

Apply for the 2022 VoLT Program today

The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 IEEE MGA Volunteer Leadership Training (VoLT) Program. The VoLT Program invites volunteers who have a desire to continue growing as IEEE volunteers and lead their local units to complete the program’s prerequisite courses. Prospective candidates can apply to the program from now until 30 July 2022.

To date, over 430 volunteers representing all ten IEEE Regions, and over 150 Sections, have graduated from the VoLT Program. As a testament to its success, graduates are taking positions of leadership with their local operational units and beyond.

Click here to learn more about the 2022 VoLT Program, including application requirements and key dates.

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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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Summer Savings

Summer is a popular time for purchasing a new vehicle or a new home and with that in mind Members may be shopping for insurance. IEEE members in the USA and Canada may take advantage of getting insurance quotes from participating carriers in IEEE’s discount program. Types of coverage members can buy may include auto, motorcycle, boat, house, condo, apartment, and more. Savings may multiply when customers bundle their coverage for car and home. Discount percentages vary by State or Province as determined by law.

  • USA: Travelers and Liberty Mutual
  • Canada: The Personal

Visit IEEE Member Discounts to learn more.

Call for Ambassadors is looking for ambassadors to make sure the benefit of reaches IEEE members across all regions. Do you think you have a passion for video? Join us. We are on the lookout for Ambassadors in all IEEE Regions (Regional/Council/Section/Student Branch/Affinity Group level) to build communication channels between volunteers who can assist committee members.

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IEEE TRANSMITTER CONTENT: Smarter Wearables Healthier Life

IEEE Transmitter has a collection of articles, videos, 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 wearables and mobile devices are getting smarter: gathering data across multiple variables, integrating that data with information from other apps and devices while leveraging AI to provide new levels of analysis for a variety of conditions.

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Member in the News

Get acquainted with the types of actuators in IoT

IEEE Senior member Shawn Chandler discusses IoT Actuators as they relate to the Internet of Things.

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Calling all innovators to enter the 2022 IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge!

Enter the 2022 IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge

Help IEEE contribute to worldwide digital inclusion by submitting a novel, early-stage project or concept that offers unique ways to increase Internet access and usage for the 2.9 billion unconnected people around the world. The global 2022 IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge is open for submissions of unique solutions for bridging the digital divide.

Enter the 2022 IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge

Internet access is critical to education, industry, and healthy living. Unconnected populations lack access to buy and sell goods and services online. Students lack access to the abundance of remote learning opportunities. During the pandemic, working or studying from home was impossible for unconnected populations. The IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge seeks to further connectivity by calling for early-stage projects and concepts that pursue unique ways to increase broadband access and usage for unconnected or under-connected populations/geographies.

Start-ups, grassroots organizations, universities, and others working toward digital inclusion in original ways are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in multiple categories at the 2022 IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Summit, which will take place as a virtual event in November. Read the competition rules and learn how to enter your novel projects here:

Call for Nominations: 2023 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions: Deadline 1 August 2022

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2023 MGA committee member and liaison positions. These include:

MGA Committee Members

  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
    • Each Region Director appoints one member
  • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
  • MGA Chapter Operations Support Committee 
  • MGA Operations Manual Compliance Committee
  • MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
  • MGA Advisory Committee
  • MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
  • IEEE Life Members Committee
  • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
  • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
  • MGA Sections Congress Committee
  • MGA Strategic Planning Committee
  • MGA Student Activities Committee
  • MGA Training Committee
  • MGA vTools Committee
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees

  • IEEE Conferences Committee
  • IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB)
  • IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
  • IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee

MGA Committee Chair

  • 2026 Sections Congress Committee Chair
  • 2023-2024, Chair, Chapter Operations Support Committee

Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2022.

Use the link below to access the nominations portal. Sign in with your IEEE account username and password. If you are on IEEE Awards page, go to "My Nominations" page located under the “Login” tab.

Nominate yourself or a colleague now.

Click here to learn more about IEEE MGA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) process

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Volunteer as an IEEE HAC/SIGHT Project Proposal Reviewer

Use your technical expertise to help select the humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects from IEEE members across the world to address pressing needs they've identified in their local communities. Submit an application to the IEEE HAC Projects Committee to join the team.

Resource for University Level Educators: IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub

Are you a university level educator looking for professional development resources? Check out the Teaching Excellence Hub which offers articles, virtual events, and other resources for those teaching engineering, computer science, and technology. Brought to you in collaboration with IEEE Educational Activities and IEEE Education Society.

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Engineer Your Future with the IEEE Learning Network

The IEEE Learning Network (ILN) is the engineering professional's source to hundreds of professional eLearning courses from across IEEE. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends in engineering, technology, and more to advance your career, refresh your skills, and earn CEUs and PDHs! Special discounts for IEEE and student members.

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IEEE Academies: Learn Something New Today!

Learn about the latest technical trends and career-focused topics for developing your skills in the workplace with the IEEE Academies. Current focus areas include IoT Communications Standards, IoT Computing Platforms, and Smart Grid Distributed Automation, and Artificial Intelligence. Learn more and to subscribe for the most up to date information! Special discounts are available for IEEE and Student members.

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Offer IEEE Certificates for Your Next Event

IEEE offers CEU/PDH credits for educational events, webinars, and courses. Learn more about how to offer certificates for your events.

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STEM Grants Awarded

Congratulations to all our 2022 IEEE Pre-University STEM Portal Grant Recipients! Together we are empowering the next generation of technology innovators!

TryEngineering STEM Community Resources

Share, give back, and inspire with our TryEngineering Community by submitting your STEM resources. This collection of pre-university resources are from our community of teachers, volunteers, and parents and may include videos, tutorials, lessons, activities, articles, and slides.

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EPICS in IEEE - Call for Mentors: Help Students Impact Local Communities

Looking for an opportunity to guide university students through hands-on projects that impact local communities? EPICS in IEEE is looking for IEEE Volunteers to help mentor our EPICS Project teams. Mentors can help students develop project management, teamwork, and leadership skills through service learning. If interested, sign up here. For more information, visit our website at or email

IEEE-HKN Experience 2022

Register now for the HKN Experience, IEEE-HKN's online event focused on emerging technologies and their applications. This free, two-day conference is open to all IEEE members, students, and young engineers. Meet thought leaders and learn about the technical challenges of Industry 4.0, as well as the critical skills you will need to start or advance your career. Upload your resume for our Recruitment Fair (9 June) and participate in dynamic small group technical discussions during the "Power Hours" (10 June).

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New Course Program: IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Used in Aerospace and Defense

Explore systems and software engineering standards and concepts applicable in aerospace and defense with the course program, IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Used in Aerospace and Defense. Get it today on ILN. Special discounts available for IEEE members and Student members.

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Featured IEEE Spectrum Stories

Before Ships Used GPS, There was the Fresnel Lens

This bright idea revolutionized lighthouses and saved lives.

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How Eddie Custovic Is Building His Legacy

Among the IEEE senior member's startups is one that aims to prevent food shortages.

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Celebrating 25 Years of IEEE Women in Engineering

Panel discussions and seminars are among the events planned.

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IEEE’s Plan To Help Combat Climate Change

It focuses on increasing public awareness about technology solutions.

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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: