MGA Scoop - December 2022 Issue

MGA Scoop

December 2022

Upcoming Events

  • The Future of Commercial Surveillance and the Internet Economy | Data Privacy Virtual Event

    5 December | 1pm ET
    LWith a growing focus on data security and breaches, it should come as no surprise that the Federal Trade Commission recently launched one of the most ambitious rulemaking processes in agency history on commercial surveillance and data security. Hear from our speakers about potential outcomes from this process, as well as how to address lax data security practices at our free LinkedIn live event, “The Future of Commercial Surveillance and the Internet Economy” on 5 December at 1pm ET!
    Register today

  • IEEE STEM Summit

    6-10 December | Various 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!
    Register today

  • The Need for Distribution Automation in Power Grid Reliability | Academy on Smart Grid Virtual Event

    On Demand
    Learn about the latest technical trends and career-focused topics for developing your skills in the workplace. Check out the IEEE Academy on Smart Grid on demand virtual event, “The Need for Distribution Automation in Power Grid Reliability.”
    Register today

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.

New IEEE Public Safety Technology Initiative

IEEE Public Safety Technology

The new IEEE Public Safety Technology (PST) Initiative is a global center for public safety stakeholders to exchange ideas on how emerging technologies can help public safety personnel be more effective and support their health and wellness.

PST was preceded by the IEEE Public Safety Technologies Task Force, which published the white paper Public Safety Technology Gaps and Opportunities. The publication addresses several use cases with highly significant and timely public safety applications and identifies ‘opportunity technologies’ that may be used to improve operations.

Many IEEE Societies and programs include technologies essential for public safety applications. PST seeks to bring those efforts together in a single initiative. PST is partnering with the IEEE MOVE Program to strengthen IEEE’s efforts towards public safety. The MOVE program is committed to assisting victims of and responders to natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, and power solutions.

PST is proud to have the participation of these Societies: IEEE Broadcast Technology; IEEE Consumer Technology; IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing; IEEE Industry Applications; IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology; IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology; and IEEE Vehicular Technology.

Volunteers are welcome. Sign up to join a committee today.

Member in the News

One Way to Stop the Social Spread of Disinformation

Owning your data is key, says wireless pioneer Siavash Alamouti, an IEEE member.

Read More

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Transistor With IEEE

The Electron Devices Society is presenting webinars and other events.

Read More

IEEE’s Microwave Society Gets a New Name

The name is more relatable to young engineers and industry professionals.

Read More

Open for Registration! IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA 2023 - New January Session Added

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. Professionals 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!

Learn More

Use Hybrid Meetings to combine in-person and virtual meeting participation

As you are planning meetings for your organizational units, please consider the benefits of holding hybrid meetings that combine in-person and virtual meeting participation.

Hybrid meetings:

  1. Engage members and nonmembers who can only attend remotely, increasing overall attendance.
  2. Expand participation to a broader and potentially international audience.
  3. Enable speakers to present when your organizational unit may not be able to afford or arrange travel.
  4. Can be recorded and posted to and YouTube adding value to all of IEEE.
  5. Allow posted recordings to be viewed at any time.

IEEE MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee has determined several resources to assist with hybrid meetings including a web page with guidelines and matrix of hybrid meeting levels and a Collabratec workspace for discussions.

We encourage the people who are skilled at running hybrid meetings and have their favorite combinations of hardware and software to share their knowledge and experiences on the Hybrid Meeting Organizers Collabratec Workspace. It is also a great place to ask questions and receive expert advice.

Give the Gift of eLearning this Season!

Do you want to surprise your colleague or family member with the gift of eLearning from IEEE? Maybe you want to show your gratitude or perhaps you want to catch up during some down time? From acquiring new skills to brushing up on the latest trends in emerging technologies, IEEE offers eLearning courses that can help this season! Check out our special offer on a variety of courses today!

Learn More

The IEEE Diversity Report

IEEE Diversity Report

Learn about the activities of the IEEE Diversity & Inclusion Committee in its inaugural year, resources available to the IEEE community, and the various initiatives across IEEE that impact diversity, equity, and inclusion. This report is available to IEEE volunteers and professional staff only.

Download the Report

Announcing the Individual Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Award Recipient

The IEEE Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board met on 19 November 2022 and approved the following Individual Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA award recipient:

The Honorable Dr. Duncan Rogers Lee, II, Esquire
(R1), Upper Nyack, NY, USA

"For excellence and dedication to advancing humanitarian goals in support of IEEE New Jersey Coast Section activities"

Click here to learn more about the Supporting Friend of IEEE MGA Awards

2023 Fellow Class

The grade of IEEE Fellow recognizes exceptional distinction in the engineering profession. It is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon senior members with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

The total number of IEEE senior members elevated to Fellow in any one year may not exceed one-10th of 1 percent of the total IEEE voting membership on record as of 31 December of the preceding year. This year 319 IEEE senior members were elevated to Fellow.

To view the list of this year’s Fellows, learn about the process, or nominate a senior member, visit the Fellow website.

How New Tech Will Impact Everyday Life in 2023

IEEE Transmitter has published a collection of articles and videos discussing how people’s daily routines will be impacted by emerging technologies such as 6G, machine learning, and the metaverse.

Read More

Announcing the 2022 MGA Individual Award Recipients

The IEEE Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board met on 19 November and approved the recipients of the 2022 MGA Individual Awards in the following categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Leadership, Achievement, and Young Professionals Achievement Awards. See the recipients below.

MGA Innovation Award
(One awarded annually, receive plaque and US$1,000)

To recognize an individual or a team whose accomplishment/project is judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals of MGA.

  • Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan
    (R1) – Boston Section, USA
    For exemplary innovations and inspiring leadership in delivering innovative, technology-driven, and sustainable programs, which resulted in significant growth for IEEE humanitarian activities and IEEE SIGHT globally"

MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award
(Up to three awarded annually, receive plaque and US$250)

To recognize individuals, or teams, who have exhibited exemplary and substantive diversity and inclusion (IEEE Diversity Statement) of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities/projects that support the goals of Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) at the local, regional, national and/or international level.

  • Reiron Ruan de Oliveira Lopes
    (R9) - Northeast Brazil Section, Brazil
    "For enhancing inclusion and diversity in the Northeast Brazil Section and for implementing practices in Region 9 Student Branches“
  • Sally Livoyi Musonye
    (R8) - Kenya Section, Kenya
    "For exemplary leadership promoting and strengthening diversity and inclusion in IEEE activities at the local and global levels"
  • Simay Akar
    (R8) - Turkey Section, Turkey
    "For inspiring contributions and accomplishments for IEEE Organizational Units by promoting diversity and inclusion, engaging and recognizing volunteers worldwide“

MGA Leadership Award
(Up to three awarded annually, receive plaque and US$500)

To recognize those individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities that support the goals of MGA at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.

  • Jennifer C. Dela Cruz
    (R10) - Republic of Philippines Section, Rep. Of Philippines
    “For distinguished leadership and outstanding contributions as a leader at the Section and Region levels leading to members' professional growth"
  • Lorena Garcia
    (R9) - Colombia Section, Colombia
    "For sustained leadership and commitment in improving the outreach of IEEE to members and to the next generation of STEM professionals globally“
  • Maheshi Dissanayake
    (R10) – Sri Lanka Section, Sri Lanka
    "For outstanding leadership in empowering women engineers and enhancing member engagement in IEEE and IEEE WIE in the Sri Lanka Section"

MGA Achievement Award
(Up to six awarded annually, receive plaque and US$250)

To recognize individuals, or a team, involved with MGA and its organizational units for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies), directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the MGA goals. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but that has left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations.

  • A Suhair
    (R10) – Kerala Section, India
    "For distinguished leadership and outstanding contributions in serving the IEEE for the benefit of its members, society, and the engineering profession”
  • David Bondurant
    (R5) – Pikes Peak Section, USA
    "For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting IEEE activities at the Section, Council, and Region levels“
  • Ivan Pablo Armuelles Voinov
    (R9) - Panama Section, Panama
    "For outstanding contributions to Section educational activities by promoting Robotics and Automation Society and other initiatives within and outside IEEE“
  • Kam Weng Tam
    (R10) - Macau Section, China
    "For exemplary contributions and dynamic leadership in IEEE RFID technical activities within several geographic units in cooperation with government and industry"

MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
(Up to six awarded annually, receive plaque and US $250)

To recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of IEEE Young Professionals operations.

  • Abdul Halik M I
    (R10) - Madras Section, India
    "For excellent leadership and significant contributions to IEEE Students and Young Professionals' activities at the global level"
  • Abhinav R
    (R10) - Kerala, Section, India
    "For consistent service to IEEE through engineering solutions and fostering a knowledgeable student and Young Professional community“
  • Mohammed Hussein Saleh Mohammed Haram
    (R10) - Malaysia, Section, Malaysia
    "For outstanding efforts in promoting professional, career, and membership development to IEEE student members towards Young Professional transition at the Section and Regional levels“
  • Omer Melih Gul
    (R8) - Turkey Section, Turkey
    "For exemplary leadership and outstanding contributions in promoting and initiating IEEE Young Professional activities in IEEE Computer Society, Region 8 and the Turkey Section"
  • Waldir Ventura Filho
    (R9) - South Brazil Section, Brazil
    "For outstanding contributions to student and Young Professionals' engagement activities in the IEEE Brazil Council and Region 9“
  • Yongfu Li
    (R10) - Shanghai Section
    "For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting IEEE Young Professionals' activities through IEEE CASS and Region 10“

Over 100 Years of the IEEE Medal of Honor

Celebrate the visionary leaders ― our members and colleagues ― profiled in Over 100 Years of the IEEE Medal of Honor and the world-changing inventions and technologies they launched into existence.

The IEEE Medal of Honor recipients featured in this e-book are a remarkable group of individuals who have made enormous contributions to science, technology, the engineering profession, and the IEEE – our professional home. Through their influential efforts, they have helped IEEE foster the creation of new technologies for the benefit of humanity.

Read the eBook

Members Can Access Useful IEEE Information On the Go!


The IEEE App provides features and content to compliment your membership and help you remain connected with IEEE. If you’ve never accessed the IEEE App, or if it has been a while since you’ve used it, here is a quick reminder of what you can access in the palm of your hand.

  • See the latest news feeds from IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Transmitter and over a dozen other sources.
  • Current volunteers can use “Rosters” to see which committees/roles other volunteers are associated with
  • Find IEEE conferences
  • Search events or meetups
  • Watch videos
  • See the latest social media posts from the IEEE President.

Don’t forget to also check out the IEEE App marketing toolkit which has everything you need to communicate to your audience.

Let's continue to grow the IEEE community and help our volunteers and members engage, connect, and network globally, on the go.

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.

Learn More

2022 IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards

Congratulations to all the 2022 EAB Award recipients who were honored at the Ceremony during the IEEE Board Series in Vancouver, Canada! Thank you for your contributions. IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognize and honor major contributions to engineering and technical education.

View Award Recipients

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!

Learn More

THE BRIDGE: Engineering Space Exploration | Eta Kappa Nu Magazine

HKN’s award-winning magazine, THE BRIDGE, is your conduit to the HKN community and programming updates, where you can also read about the latest technical advances in our fields. This issue focuses on key engineering advancements for space-based technology featuring "Commanding the James Webb Space Telescope: OSS and Event-Driven Operation, LEMS HMS Design, Understanding our Universe through imagery and data."

Read More

ASU Students Address Climate Change with the EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition

Three teams of students from Arizona State University are showing the world what it means to use technology to impact both the environment and the local community. Funded through the EPICS in IEEE Environmental Competition in partnership with the United Engineering Foundation (UEF), each project team is composed of students from different engineering disciplines working with community partners.

Read More

Learn Something New on the IEEE Learning Network

Explore the latest trends and practical applications on the hottest topics in tech via the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). Subscribe to the newsletter for information on the latest eLearning courses from IEEE Educational Activities, discounts, virtual events, and more! Start learning today!

Learn More

New eLearning Course | Smart City Technologies: Transformation of Cities

Check out this new five-course program now available on the IEEE Learning Network. Endorsed by the IEEE Communications Society, this online training aims to provide a clearer picture of how cities transform into smart cities. Earn professional development credit, a certificate, and a digital badge. Start learning now!

Learn More

Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available here

  • Ask questions and receive expert advice at running hybrid meetings in the Hybrid Meeting Organizers Collabratec Workspace

  • Interested in using Google Meet? Find out more at or send us an email at

  • 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: