MGA Scoop - July 2022 Issue
- IEEE Tryengineering Tuesday: Featuring the Metaverse: How Communications Engineering is Shaping Our Future
12 July | 12pm ET
Professor Frank H.P. Fitzek, Chair Head, TU Dresden, will share his work in the metaverse, the tactile internet and the need for novel communication approaches. This student resource & webinar series features an IEEE technical society or community with related activities for pre-university students and a free digital badge!
- IEEE Tech Talk: Coexistence of IEEE 802.11 and 5G: Wi-Fi™ and other technologies in 5/6 GHz unlicensed spectrum
This IEEE Tech Talk will address the recent developments in sharing mechanisms between Wi-Fi and various other 5G technologies in the unlicensed spectrum. It will examine some of the problems uncovered along the way and how these lessons learned may impact the use of the unlicensed spectrum moving forward. This talk will discuss the importance of maintaining these sharing mechanisms so that incumbents are protected, access is fair, and spectrum use is efficient.
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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 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 IEEE.tv 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
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for the 2022 MGA Volunteer Leadership Training Program
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.
Open Enrollment IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA for September 2022 Sessions
Members just like you are taking steps toward advancing their careers, learning from mentors, and expanding their networks by taking advantage of this exclusive leadership program. Registration is now open for the September 2022 sessions. Register today and engineer your future!
Meet the 2023 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum
The second and final session of the “Meet the 2023 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum” will be held on Friday, 8 July 2022 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am ET. This virtual event will be livestreamed by IEEE.tv and recorded for future viewing.
During the Forum, 2022 IEEE President & CEO K. J. Ray Liu will ask the candidates questions submitted by members on issues important to them and IEEE. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the 2023 IEEE President-Elect candidates and get informed ahead of the 2022 annual election.
To register for the livestream event and to receive the link to the event recording, visit meet-the-candidates.ieee.org.
IEEE Day is 4 October 2022
This year marks the 13th annual IEEE Day and it’s not too early to start planning events and activities to celebrate on or around the day.IEEE Day is an annual event that celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. One of the IEEE Day’s objectives is to show the ways IEEE members, in local communities, join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow.
Go to the IEEE Day tool kit for a complete package with promotional materials, posters, flyers & more to help IEEE members and volunteers plan, organize and promote events.
Let us all come together once again this year to demonstrate the true spirit of IEEE & the joy of volunteering this IEEE Day 2022.
Check the IEEE Day website regularly for updates and links to the social media channels!
MGA Award Recipients – June 2022
Outstanding Section Awards
On 25 June 2022, the IEEE MGA Board selected the following recipients of the 2022 MGA Outstanding Large, Medium and Small Section Awards, based on 2021 activities:
- Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Malaysia Section from Region 10
- Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE Columbus Section from Region 2
- Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Galveston Bay Section from Region 5
Congratulations to the winning Sections for being selected for these awards and “For successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries.”
Friend of IEEE MGA Awards
The MGA Board also approved the recipients of the 2022 Individual and Organizational Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award to:
- Ka Man CHAN - Macau, China - Region 10 (Individual)
- Leap and Scales Foundation, Pune - India – Region 10
- Facultad Regional Resistencia - Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina - Region 9
Congratulations to all the winners!
The nomination period for the Friend of IEEE MGA Award (Individual and Organizational) remains open for the remainder of the year. To learn about the Friend of MGA Awards, click here.
To learn more about MGA Awards Program, click here.
HKN Tech Time Capsule
How is HKN advancing technology for humanity? The IEEE-HKN 2022 tech time capsule featuring members of their community and graduate student research spotlights! Read more about their work in the HKN newsletter, The Bridge.
Resource for University Level Educators: IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub
Are you a university level educator looking for professional development resources? Check out the IEEE 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.
Member in the News
How K–12 School Districts Can Prevent DDoS Attacks
IEEE Member Sven Dietrich discusses DDoS attacks and how to prevent them.
Low-Cost Sensors Could Help Monitor Air Pollution
IEEE Member Todd Richmond discusses how low-cost sensors can aid in the monitoring of air pollution for improved communal health and wellness.
Call for Nominations: 2022 MGA Individual Awards: Deadline 25 September
You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards Program. Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.
If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:
- MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
- IEEE MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award
- MGA Innovation Award
- MGA Leadership Award
- MGA Achievement Award
- MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
Please visit the MGA Award nomination process to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements. MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.
The deadline to submit nominations is 25 September 2022. A complete nomination form with two letters of endorsement by two IEEE members are required to be eligible.
If the link above goes to the IEEE Awards home page, go to ‘My Nominations’ under the ‘Login’ tab. You may need your IEEE account login to access.
Email questions to email@example.com
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.
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, Smart Grid Distributed Automation, and Artificial Intelligence. Be sure to subscribe for the most up-to-date information! Special discounts are available for IEEE and Student members.
Offer IEEE Certificates for Your Next Event
Are you hosting educational events? Learn more about how your organization can offer continuing education credits for your educational events through the IEEE Educational Activities Credentialing Program. As an educational content provider, your organization can present IEEE credentials that offer continuing education units (CEUs), professional development hours (PDHs), and/or credentials and digital badging that demonstrate completion.
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.
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. For more information, visit our website at epics.ieee.org/blogs/mentoring-epics-in-ieee-projects/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com.
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