MGA Scoop - November 2022 Issue
- Adding Value to Your Section/Community Through Pre-University Outreach: TryEngineering.org and the IEEE STEM Summit
7 November | 12:30pm ET
Join us on Monday, 7 November 12:30 to 1:00pm ET for our Pre-University Outreach webinar! The aim of this session is to inform all volunteers throughout IEEE about TryEngineering.org. The site is full of free resources for visitors to access, such as lesson plans, online games, information about engineering careers and more. Additionally, learn how to participate in the 6-10 December, IEEE STEM Summit. Sessions included topics on STEM pedagogy, engineering education, best practices in STEM outreach, inspirational talks and resources to empower our STEM community! Register Today!
- Health and Safety of 5G
30 November | 1pm ET
From a public perception standpoint, 5G technology can’t catch a break. Join in for a discussion of the “Health and Safety of 5G” on November 30th at 1pm ET! Experts will discuss the science and standards of human health effects from electromagnetic radio waves in 5G communications. Register today!
- The Need for Distribution Automation in Power Grid Reliability | Academy on Smart Grid Virtual Event
1 December | 11am ET
Learn about the latest technical trends and career-focused topics for developing your skills in the workplace at our upcoming IEEE Academy on Smart Grid virtual event, “The Need for Distribution Automation in Power Grid Reliability,” on 1 December 2022 at 11am ET. Save your seat today!
IEEE Virtual Events Calendar
The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.
Thomas M. Coughlin is 2023 IEEE President-Elect
IEEE Life Fellow Thomas M. Coughlin has been elected as the 2023 IEEE president-elect. He is set to begin serving as president on 1 January 2024.
Coughlin, who was nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors, received 10,908 votes in the election. Senior Member Kathleen Kramer received 10,769 votes, Life Fellow Kazuhiro Kosuge received 8,682 votes, and Senior Member Maike Luiken received 4,365 votes.
At press time, the results were unofficial until the IEEE Board of Directors accepts the IEEE Teller's Committee report in November.
Coughlin is founder and president of Coughlin Associates, in San Jose, Calif., which provides market and technology analysis as well as data storage, memory technology, and business consulting services. He has more than 40 years of experience in the data storage industry and has been a consultant for over 20 years. He has been granted six patents.
Before starting his own company, Coughlin held senior leadership positions at Ampex, Micropolis, and SyQuest.
He is the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is in its second edition. He is a regular contributor on digital storage for the Forbes blog and other news outlets.
Coughlin’s Top Three Goals as President-Elect
- Increase IEEE’s engagement with members and enhance the value of membership for all member grades
- Create greater partnerships across and outside of IEEE to increase the organization’s public impact
- Ensure that IEEE creates a vibrant and safe environment that supports its diverse members
In 2019 he was IEEE-USA president as well as the 2015-2016 IEEE Region 6 director. He also was chair of the IEEE New Initiatives and Public Visibility committees. He was vice president of operations and planning for the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and served as general chair of the 2011 Sections Congress in San Francisco.
He is an active member of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Section, which he chaired, and has been involved with several societies and standards groups, as well as the IEEE Future Directions Committee.
As a distinguished lecturer for the Consumer Technology Society and IEEE Student Activities, he has spoken on digital storage in consumer electronics, digital storage and memory for artificial intelligence, and how students can make IEEE their “professional home.”
Coughlin is a member of the IEEE–Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) honor society.
He has received several recognitions including the 2020 IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Leadership Award.
Coughlin is active in several other professional organizations including the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Storage Networking Industry Association.
To find out who was chosen as IEEE-USA president-elect, IEEE Technical Activities vice president-elect, IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors members-at-large, and more, read the full annual election results.
Open for Registration! IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA - 2023 Sessions
The IEEE | Rutgers Online Mini-MBA for Engineers program was developed to help corporate employees bridge the gap between business and engineering as they prepare for growth in their career. 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. Enroll today and engineer your future!
Member Discount from Aura Identity Guard
Many people are already compromised because of large-scale data breaches. There are steps individuals can take to secure their social security numbers and digital identities including the use of cyber protection services. To assist with this growing concern, Aura Identity Guard is offering IEEE members in the US their robust cyber protection services at discounted rates. In addition to the discounted rates, members will receive the first two months of service at no cost.
Member in the News
The Metaverse Probably Won’t Be All That We’ve Been Promised, Experts Say
IEEE Member Todd Richmond discusses projections for the future of the metaverse and AR/VR
AI Could Diagnose and Help People With Speech Conditions—Here's How
IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta discusses the role of AI in helping to diagnose and assist people with speech conditions.
Ewell Tan receives the 2022 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award
The 2022 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award is presented to Ewell Tan for consistently high-level performance serving IEEE Region 10. Nominations are currently open for next year’s Herz Award. The deadline for IEEE volunteers to submit nominations is 15 January.
Dartmouth Joins IEEE DataPort as an Institutional Subscriber
Did you know that Dartmouth College recently joined IEEE DataPort as a Premium Institutional Subscriber? As part of their subscription, they are migrating their Crawdad wireless network data collection of more than 135 datasets to IEEE DataPort.
Hosting the CRAWDAD collection on IEEE DataPort allows the research community to continue adding new datasets to the collection and provides a strong source of wireless trace data to the community. The IEEE DataPort platform will provide additional capabilities to CRAWDAD contributors, such as citation tracking, dataset file management through AWS, and messaging with other platform users. IEEE DataPort is committed to storing and hosting the collection for long-term accessibility and usability.
Do you have a data collection you’d like to migrate or could your organization benefit from having their research data all in one trusted location? With an institutional subscription, every member of your organization will have access to 3,500+ datasets, the ability to host and share your own research data, and exclusive features such as Data Management Plan creation tool, organizational dashboards, and collaboration functions.
Learn more about Institutional Subscriptions at ieee-dataport.org/institutional-subscriptions.
IEEE STEM Summit | 6-10 December Virtual Events
Let’s build our STEM community by coming together to encourage, support and inspire each other. Join us as we share and learn from one another on all things STEM! Sessions included topics on STEM pedagogy, engineering education, best practices in STEM outreach, inspirational talks and resources to empower our STEM community! Learn more and save your seat today!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at IEEE
See new diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices for the IEEE community, learn about new initiatives, and celebrate the diverse experiences of IEEE members globally.
Featured IEEE Spectrum Stories
How Microwave Radar Brought Direct Phone Calls to Millions
The Trans-Canada Microwave System, now an IEEE Milestone, also made live TV possible.
A Serial Entrepreneur Shares Lessons Learned on His Road to Success
The senior member credits IEEE with teaching him important soft skills.
Thomas M. Coughlin is 2023 IEEE President-Elect
The Life Fellow is a former IEEE-USA president and Region 6 director.
Update your resume with eLearning Digital Badges
Brush up on your technical skills and update your resume with digital badges earned via the IEEE Learning Network. eLearning digital badges can be shared on social media, email signatures and digital resumes. Learn more about digital badges, what they are and how they can help you get ahead.
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!
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 articles with an emphasis on current developments and best practices in ECT, access to current and on-demand events, and more! Explore how the TEH connects faculty to vetted and trusted resources so that they can be put into immediate practice. Share your content today!
Keep up with recent developments in AR and VR technology with IEEE’s newest eLearning program: “Practical Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Business and Society”
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology can help make society more sustainable, safer, and better equipped to handle the evolving and various needs in industry. Keep up with the developments in this revolutionary technology with the IEEE eLearning program entitled “Practical Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Business and Society.” Completion of the program offers continuing professional education credit and a digital badge. Special IEEE and student membership pricing is available. Start learning today!
Stay up to date with the “National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC) Course Program”
The National Electrical Safety Code protects workers in the power and energy industry and ensures that power grids run as intended. The NESC is revised every five years to address new technology and challenges in the field. Get the training you need with the IEEE eLearning course program. Completion of the program offers continuing professional education credit and a digital badge. Special IEEE and student membership pricing is available. Connect with us today!
The IEEE-HKN GrabLab Youtube series offers insightful conversations, presentations and resources for students considering Graduate School or in Graduate School. Our most recent episode addresses a very common concern among PhD students: How to manage interpersonal relationships, managing interpersonal connections in different scenarios including, between group members, between students and their PI’s as well as between students and other collaborators. Here our goal is to unravel the dynamics that can occur and discuss ways to overcome the uncomfortable scenarios and enhance the relationships even beyond their preassigned roles.
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: