MGA Scoop - October 2022 Issue
- IEEE TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Wi-Fi and IEEE's 802.11 Standard
18 October | 12 PM ET
Join the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and TryEngineering to hear from Shahrnaz Azizi, Principal Engineer in the Connected System Lab at Intel Corporation share about her work in applications of machine learning in wireless communication. 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.
- Broadband is Infrastructure?
18 October | 1PM ET
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a major flaw in global infrastructure when it turned out that millions (if not billions) of people were unable to work or attend school from home due to lack of reliable connections to the internet. Internet access has taken its place alongside roads, bridges and utilities as a new kind of infrastructure in the purview of governments. In this IEEE panel discussion, experts will discuss the impact that this shift in thinking is having on various branches of our society.
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- Hype vs. Reality of 5G
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.
Introducing the Geographic Unit Election Pilot
MGA has been working to simplify the Geographic Unit election process and is excited to announce the launch of the 2022 Geographic Unit Election pilot. The pilot will run for the remainder of 2022, and is available to all Geographic Units (Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups and Student Organizations) running an election this year.
The purpose of the pilot is to provide various tools and resources to Geographic Unit leaders to aid them with executing a successful election. We encourage all to participate.
$20K in Cash Prizes: the IEEE DataPort Dataset Upload Contest is Back
Authors, researchers, and engineers around the world are using IEEE DataPort to make significant research advancements in a variety of fields, from applied machine learning to renewable energy. This research data platform has more than 2 million users, 3,500 datasets, and an active technical community.
If you’ve ever thought about uploading your research data to IEEE DataPort, now is the time. The 2022 Dataset Upload Contest is now open, and IEEE DataPort is giving away $20K in cash prizes including $5K prizes for the top datasets in four categories: Biomedical/Health Sciences, Climate Change/ Environmental, and general/other. Anyone who uploads a dataset in October or November 2022 is eligible to enter the contest for a chance to win one of four cash prizes.
Entering is easy – just upload a standard or open access dataset on IEEE DataPort, read and agree to the contest rules during the upload process, and you’re in. IEEE DataPort accepts datasets in a wide variety of formats up to 2TB. Once uploaded, you can store your research data indefinitely on IEEE DataPort, obtain a DOI, link to a paper, generate citations, and more!
New All-in-One Platform for Communications Engineers
As a valued IEEE member, we’d like your organization to be one of the first to experience a new and robust platform specifically designed for engineers in your industry.
IEEE DiscoveryPoint for Communications is an all-in-one platform where engineers can quickly find reliable design and development solutions by searching expertly-curated content focused on communications technologies.
IEEE Member Group Disability Income Insurance
Regions 1-7 will be interested to know about this valuable benefit
Life is uncertain. Are you resilient? Loss of income is a severe risk, but it can be mitigated by a good insurance strategy. The IEEE Member Group Disability Income Insurance is designed to support your career and help you avert the unexpected financial consequences of illness or injury. You may select monthly disability income benefits ranging from $260 to $7,540. The policy also offers unique benefits such as the Future Purchase Option, the Residual Disability Benefit, and the Leave of Absence or Layoff benefit. With such options, you can customize the benefits you are eligible to receive. Learn more about how to secure your income and how to apply online.
Featured IEEE Spectrum Stories
IEEE President’s Note: A Promise Is a Promise
Ray Liu on the importance of diversity and inclusivity
IEEE Is Working to Reconfigure Its Geographic Regions
Discussions are underway about dividing and merging regions
Steradian’s 4D Imaging Radar Aims to Make Self-Driving Cars Smarter
The startup’s system can detect road obstacles in all types of weather
The Superconducting Shields Behind MRIs’ Triumph
Actively shielded magnets brought the machines from iron-walled rooms to the mainstream
Open for Registration! IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA - 2023 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. Now registering for January, March, and September 2023 sessions. Register today and engineer your future!
Special IEEE Day eLearning Offer: 10 courses for US$10 each (+ more!) on the IEEE Learning Network
Learn something new and grow your expertise in a variety of emerging technologies such as AI, 5G, Blockchain, with additional eLearning content featuring IEEE Academies, English for Technical Professionals, and more! Use the special IEEE Day code ILNIEEEDAY22 at checkout by 31 October 2022. View the courses and start learning today!
Celebrate Eta Kappa Nu Founder’s Day
This month, we celebrate the founding of Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)! In 1904, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign formed the first Chapter and set forth their vision for an association to recognize members for their scholarship, character, and attitude.
Happy Founders Day!
Resource for University Level Educators: IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub
The Teaching Excellence Hub (TEH) 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!
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: Proposal due by 1 November
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 by 12 October
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: Deadline 4 November
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.
Be in-the-know with IEEE Innovation at Work
With articles, infographics, and course news, the IEEE Innovation at Work is a hub for continuing education resources. Subscribe to stay up to date on the latest technologies and what you need to know to succeed as a technical professional. Subscribe today!
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: