MGA Scoop - September 2022 Issue
- 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.
Get Excited for IEEE Day!
Start planning and get the word out for an IEEE Day event in your area. The event submission portal is located on the IEEE Day page and is now open. Celebrate IEEE Day and an advertise these events on the IEEE Day Events Map. The event can happen between October 1 and October 15, and the portal will be accessible until that date.
There are also there are planning tools and resources on the IEEE Day page to make your event successful. Make IEEE Day part of your IEEE Section's regular events.
Reminder: 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
NEW US Member Discount: Student loan refi discounts from SoFi
Students and their families may be concerned that rising interest rates could make their student loans more expensive. IEEE introduces a new member discount, applicable to those who borrow from private or government lenders for higher education tuition expenses. With the new member discount from SoFi, members could save by taking advantage of a low fixed rate and IEEE members are also eligible to get an exclusive limited-time .375% rate discount (normally 0.25%). This offer is valid through 30 September 2022.
In addition, IEEE members may access exclusive bonuses on SoFi personal loans ($200 bonus) and mortgages ($500 bonus).
Visit SoFi.com/IEEE to view your student loan refinance rate today.
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!
Resource for University Level Educators: IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub
The Teaching Excellence Hub is a collaboration between the IEEE Educational Activities Board and the IEEE Education Society, which contains curated content, articles with an emphasis on current developments and best practices in ECT, and access to current and on-demand events. Explore how the TEH connects faculty to vetted and trusted resources so that they can be put into immediate practice, and share your content today!
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! 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.
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Badging Now Available on the IEEE Learning Network!
Show potential employers your new skills with digital badges on the IEEE Learning Network. Badges can be shared on social media, email signatures and digital resumes. Look for courses with badges on the IEEE Learning Network, such as 5G Network, English for Technical Professionals, and Automotive Cyber Security.
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.
Call for 2022 - 2023 IEEE Program Evaluators for Accreditation Activities
The IEEE Educational Activities Board is seeking qualified professionals from industry, government, and academic sectors to serve as Program Evaluators to assist in accrediting Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc. The deadline to apply is 4 November 2022.
IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technology Professionals
Professionals just like you are taking steps toward advancing their careers, learning from mentors, and expanding their networks through the IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technology Professionals. Register by 9 September for the September 2022 sessions, including one just for the Power & Energy industry.
Inspire Students in Today’s Virtual Learning Environment: Become an eMentor
IEEE Educational Activities is currently offering a unique volunteer opportunity for IEEE YP Members in Regions 1-6 to help make a difference in a child's STEM education. Through the TryEngineering Together eMentoring Program, you can directly impact children as they gain confidence in their STEM skills. Be sure to register by 9 September.
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: