MGA Scoop - August 2022 Issue
- Pathways to Academia: Applying for a First Tenure Track Position - Making Your Case as a Candidate
11 August | 1pm ET
Are you a new or soon-to-be Ph.D. interested in applying for a tenure track faculty position? Join this panel discussion with experienced faculty who can provide perspectives on candidate materials used in applications, what reviewers look for in candidates, ways to proceed from the inbox to the faculty interview, tips for writing a cover letter, and more!
- Hype vs. Reality of 5G
8 September | 12pm ET
From the public’s perspective, 5G has been hyped at a fever pitch for several years now, but the impact on everyday life has been limited. TV commercials drop terms like “ultra-wideband” or “extended range” and our phones sometimes show 5G where LTE used to be – but has anyone noticed an impact? In this IEEE panel discussion, experts will discuss the challenges created by how the wireless carriers have decided to promote 5G, and what the REAL value of 5G technology is likely to be. Presented by IEEE Educational Activities and the IEEE Future Networks Initiative.
IEEE Virtual Events Calendar
The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEE Life Members Program Launches New Website
IEEE’s Life Members Committee is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, life.ieee.org.
The new Life Members website showcases the impact donors make through programs, opportunities, and resources that keep Life Members connected. Features of the website include:
- Direction for how Members can get involved with the Life Member program
- News and events to keep Members and visitors current on program activities, including an archival access to Life Member newsletters
- Awards and recognition opportunities for Life Members and partnering organizations
- Volunteer resources in support of expanding the program’s reach and impact globally
Development of the website commenced in 2021 and was a collaborative effort. “For about a year, we conducted the painstaking process of reviewing all of our activities and reimagining a more intuitive and efficient way to connect our Members and the public to the million years of professional and life experiences that IEEE Life Members have to offer,” according to Howard Wolfman, Chair of IEEE’s Life Members Committee.
“In addition to improving connectivity and fellowship among our Life Members, we have begun taking bold new measures to support the next generation of innovators,” says Wolfman.
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!
Congratulations to the 2023 Technical Field Award Recipients!
The recipients of the 2023 IEEE Technical Field Awards were recently approved by the IEEE Board of Directors. These recipients represent various IEEE Regions. Their exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on society and the engineering profession.
Engage in the Diverse & Inclusive Experience of IEEE Membership
Read about the diverse experiences of IEEE members, and learn more about the ways IEEE is advancing diversity in the technical profession, and promoting an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, engages, and rewards all who contribute to the field.
Congratulations to the 2022 WIE Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2022 WIE Award Recipients. The IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) awards program recognizes WIE members and WIE Affinity Groups who have made outstanding contributions to IEEE WIE, their community, and the engineering profession, through their dedication and involvement in projects or activities directed toward fulfilling the IEEE WIE goals and objectives. Women engineers are among some of the most distinguished contributors to the engineering profession. IEEE Women in Engineering encourages all to apply or nominate yourself or a colleague for the Awards. Visit the WIE Awards page for details.
2021 IEEE Foundation Annual Report Now Available
The IEEE Foundation partners with donors to enable IEEE programs that illuminate, educate, engage and energize. Delivering opportunity, innovation, and impact, to advance the IEEE mission across the globe is the goal of IEEE Foundation and its donors. Read the 2021 Annual Report to see how donors have helped advance the values and mission of IEEE – meeting the world’s most pressing challenges where technology and philanthropy intersect. IEEE Foundation thanks its donors and supporters for their important role in this collective success.
Cybersecurity for Life-Changing Innovations
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 technological advancements are transforming what once seemed impossible into reality. In the next decade, broader use of life-changing technologies will require a proactive approach to cybersecurity.
Featured IEEE Spectrum Stories
The Birth of Random-Access Memory
The Manchester “Baby” was the first electronic digital computer to store a program
A Guide to the 2023 National Electrical Safety Code
Updates cover how to incorporate 5G and other technologies
Leading the Way for More LGBTQ Inclusivity in STEM
This IEEE member helps companies ramp up their inclusion efforts
This Startup Is Using AI to Help Keep Store Shelves Stocked
Wisy’s platform makes it easier for consumers to buy their favorite products
IEEE Day Event Planning Resources Are Now Available!
Are you ready to plan your IEEE Day Event? Check out the IEEE Day-in-a-Box Event Kit. This useful tool outlines ten simple steps to plan a successful IEEE Day event. Each of these steps explain what is required to make your event effective, from the conception of your idea all the way through its impact.
Click on IEEE Day Toolkit to download the IEEE Day-in-a-Box and many other resources. IEEE Day is 4 October, so start planning today.
IEEE Day is an annual event that celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. It is held the first Tuesday in October. This year marks the 13th anniversary of IEEE Day.
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.
Celebrate the 3 Year Anniversary of 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! IEEE members can save US$20 and student members can save US$30 on e-Learning courses provided by IEEE Educational Activities!
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
Your organization can now 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 that demonstrate completion.
TryEngineering STEM Community Resources
Share, give back, and inspire with the IEEE TryEngineering Community by submitting your STEM resources. This collection of pre-university resources are from a 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 EPICS Project teams. Mentors can help students develop project management, teamwork, and leadership skills through service learning. For more information, visit the EPICS website at epics.ieee.org/blogs/mentoring-epics-in-ieee-projects/ or email email@example.com.
EPICS in IEEE Access and Abilities Competition
EPICS in IEEE is excited to announce the launch of the Access and Abilities competition which challenges university students from all over the world to use their engineering skills to help solve accessibility issues within their communities. Proposals should identify an accessibility problem in the local community, and detail how the student team will attempt to solve the problem using engineering and technology skills. Student teams can win US$5,000-10,000 to build their prototype or solution!
IEEE Educational Activities Board & Committee Volunteer Positions: Nominate or Apply!
Collaborate with other IEEE education volunteers to move IEEE Educational Activities forward in serving as the primary resource for learners, educators, and education policymakers in all educational matters within IEEE’s fields of interest. Candidate applications and nominations accepted beginning 1 August for representative, committee chair, committee member, and liaison positions.
Resources for Volunteers
Webex Event User Guide available here
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: