MGA Scoop - April 2023 Issue
- Register for HKN TechX today!
HKN TechX, is IEEE-HKN’s premier technical conference and networking event, focused on emerging technologies and their applications, and inspiring attendees to become the next generation of engineering leaders. Expert leaders will present thought-provoking and engaging sessions, and insightful discussions. Register today for the April 27th & 28th event!
IEEE Virtual Events Calendar
The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.
REMINDER - Call for Nominations - 2023 MGA Awards
MGA Outstanding Section Awards - Deadline 15 May 2023
Each year, the MGA Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one large, one medium, and one small Section (across all Regions), to recognize their excellent work and successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public. The recipient Sections are acknowledged for maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries.
Three awards are presented as follows:
- Large Section = 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year
- Medium Section = 501-1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year
- Small Section = 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year
CLICK HERE to nominate your Section for the MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, or Small Section Award
MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award – Deadline 15 May 2023
Every three years, the MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual, who over a long and sustained period of leadership, contributed in an exemplary manner to the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board, its activities and achievements, and the attainment of its goals and objectives.
CLICK HERE to submit a nomination for the William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award
IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative Accepting Applications
The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative is a undergraduate scholarship and career experience program that was created to increase the number of well-qualified, entry-level engineers in the USA, Puerto Rico & Canada.
PES is offering up to US$7,000 and assistance with career experience opportunities to qualifying students! The recipients must be a full-time student working towards a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.A, Puerto Rico or Canada, willing to take power engineering courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Eligible students should apply online by 30 June 2023.
To apply or for more information visit ee-scholarship.org.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at IEEE
Learn more about how IEEE and our members are working to grow diversity, equity, and inclusion in IEEE activities and in the technical profession.
Member in the News
What Is the Largest Risk To Critical Infrastructure In 2023?
IEEE Senior Member Kayne McGladrey discusses how the lack of observable controls or the absence of controls in critical infrastructure poses a significant risk for 2023 and how these risks can be addressed.
Apply to be a STEM Champion
Are you an IEEE Volunteer conducting STEM outreach programs for pre-university students and/or teachers in your local community on behalf of IEEE? Would you like to help inspire other volunteers to get involved in STEM outreach? Then, we want to hear from you! We are looking to add to our STEM Champion team. All active IEEE Members are invited to submit an application. Read about two of our current STEM Champions Shabana Urooj and Kithinji Muriungi.
Registration is Now Open for the Introduction to Deep Learning for the Physical Layer Course
Presented by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) on 10-11 May, this live, online course will provide an introduction to key concepts of deep learning and their practical applications to problems in communications, ranging from channel estimation, over a full neural OFDM receiver, to an entirely neural network-based communications system that does not use any traditional algorithm.
New MGA Award Approval Process
The MGA Awards & Recognition Committee was tasked to evaluate the Geographic Unit awards approval process and recommend an updated process to the MGA Board. The MGA ARC recommended changes that route all Region, Area, Council, Section, Chapter, Affinity Group and Student Branch new award proposals or revisions to existing awards to the respective Region for final approval. In November 2022, the MGA Board approved the ARC’s recommendation.
All new award proposals must follow the new process for MGA Geographic Units and MGA Committees as applicable. MGA ARC will evaluate all proposals for new awards or revision of existing awards. All award proposals must be submitted using the MGA Awards Template and sent to the MGA ARC Chair at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE to find the MGA Awards Template and information about the new award approval process. Additional information and guidelines for developing award proposals is found in the MGA Operations Manual Sections 8.3 and 8.4.
Email all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Opportunity from the IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board & IEEE SIGHT
The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board (HTB), formerly the Humanitarian Activities Committee, and IEEE SIGHT are offering a call for proposals to support IEEE member grassroots projects that utilize technology to address pressing needs of the members’ local communities. This call is a wonderful opportunity for IEEE members to use their technical expertise to help IEEE achieve its mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Applications may be submitted now through 17 April; visit the HTB website for details, eligibility, and how to apply.
The Importance of Digital Privacy for Engineers: Resources to help you get ahead
As more and more privacy regulations are enacted around the world, engineers must be educated in the latest techniques and best practices to protect data privacy while advancing technological innovation and developing products and services.
IEEE has partnered with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to develop a comprehensive collection of training, resources, and content for technology professionals tasked with understanding, maintaining, and protecting data privacy throughout the product development cycle.
Get access to the tools and knowledge needed to design and work with systems that use personal data ethically and responsibly. Learn more about getting access for your team today!
Celebrating Brilliant Minds and a Bright Future: Nominate Someone Today for an IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Award
IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognize and honor individuals, companies, and IEEE Societies, Sections, and Councils for major contributions to engineering and technical education. Awards are given for meritorious achievements, professional development, and service that advance the practice of engineering and of engineering education. Nominate someone today!
Offer IEEE Digital Badges at your Next Event or Conference!
Did you know that IEEE Credentialing now offers Digital Badges for events and conferences? By offering digital badges, you can increase attendance rates and market your event at the same time! Digital badges can also be posted on social media. To learn more about IEEE Digital Badging, contact email@example.com.
IEEE Spectrum Stories
A Young Professional on the Power of Mentorship
The IEEE award recipient is guiding the next generation of engineers.
The Maestro Behind Design-Software Behemoth Synopsys
CEO Aart de Geus created logical synthesis, which transformed how ICs are designed.
IEEE President’s Note: Making IEEE a Force for Change
The key is community, relevance, and resource sharing.
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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: