MGA Scoop - May 2023 Issue

MGA Scoop

May 2023

Upcoming Events

  • The Social Relevance of Technology

    24 May | 10am ET
    IEEE WIE and IEEE Reach Bring You a Webinar on the "Social Relevance of Technology"
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IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

IEEE Women in Technology and Leadership Award

IEEE Women in Technology and leadership Award Call for Nominations

IEEE WIE takes great pleasure in announcing a new award: IEEE Women in Technology and Leadership Award.

This award recognizes women technologists who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and technology and have worked towards the empowerment of diverse populations.

Award sponsored by Walmart Global Tech.

Nomination Deadline - 5 June 2023

View details about the award and the eligibility criteria via this link:

IEEE Women-in-Engineering (WIE) and the IEEE New Initiative Committee Announce a Story Contest

IEEE WIE Manga Story Contest

Meet Rico-Chan - The girl who cleverly solves everyday problems through STEM.

IEEE Women-in-Engineering (WIE) in partnership with the IEEE New Initiative Committee is excited to announce a story contest to bridge the gender gap, promote gender diversity, and motivate young girls for a career in STEM. This contest is supported by the IEEE Japan Council.

Write a story in English under 500 words based on the character Rico-Chan and share it with us using this link:

The story can be either fiction or non-fiction. The deadline to submit is 31 May 2023.

New on Collabratec - Access to Sections Hubs Worldwide

All Section hubs on Collabratec are now accessible to all IEEE Members. This new offering empowers Members to engage with the IEEE Section network globally regardless of their primary Section affiliation. This is a powerful feature for Members who are studying abroad or traveling for business and desire to establish and maintain connections with IEEE Sections beyond the Members’ primary residence. The complete list of Section hubs is accessible from the “All IEEE Sections” link in the left-hand console navigation. Any Section hub can be marked as a 'favorite,' which will make the Section hubs accessible via the Collabratec dashboard page.

IEEE Spectrum Stories

Arizona State University Professor’s Work to Stabilize the Grid Pays Off

The power expert discovered ways to integrate renewable sources

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Millimeter Wave Radar System Keeps Drivers Safe on the Road

This startup’s sensor checks vital signs to detect impaired driving

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‘AI Pause’ Open Letter Stokes Fear and Controversy

IEEE signatories say they worry about ultrasmart, amoral systems without guidance

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IEEE eLearning Library

IEEE eLearning Library

The IEEE eLearning Library now offers course programs in the latest technologies including Virtual and Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Blockchain, Machine Learning, and more. Learn how to get access for your team.

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Finding Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis One Dataset at a Time

Finding Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis One Dataset at a Time

According to the United Nations, the world is on the brink of a climate catastrophe. IEEE scientists, engineers, and researchers are critical to finding solutions and slowing the impacts of climate change.

This mission extends to IEEE DataPort, IEEE’s data platform that enables the storage, sharing and management of research data. By highlighting existing climate change datasets and encouraging the global research community to upload climate change datasets to IEEE DataPort, researchers and the technical community around the world can access and leverage valuable climate change research data. IEEE DataPort’s latest dataset upload contest featured a climate change category to compile research in this area.

In 2023, IEEE DataPort is supporting the IEEE Climate Change initiative to encourage the community to focus its collective efforts on the issues surrounding climate change. We encourage all researchers to upload their valuable datasets to IEEE DataPort to help the research community develop solutions to the climate change crisis.

Learn more about these efforts, view environmental datasets, and upload your own research.

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New Smart Grid Microgrids eLearning Course

Explore the new eLearning course, "IEEE Academy on Smart Grid Microgrids." Learn more about resources related to latest trends, technologies and solutions for microgrids along with other major components. Expand your knowledge today.

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Offer IEEE Digital Badges or Certificates at your Next Conference

The IEEE Credentialing Program offers both digital event badges and PDH certificates. By offering digital badges for your events or conferences, you can increase attendance rates. Digital badges and certificates can also be posted on social media to show potential employers your new skills or that you attended an event. To learn more, please contact

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IEEE Learning Network: Fast Facts

Did you know you can find more than 400 courses related to power and energy topics on ILN? Broaden knowledge with the newest eLearning courses today.

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Member in the News

How ChatGPT Can Help and Hinder Data Center Cybersecurity

IEEE Member Yale Fox discusses the impacts of generative AI on data center security.

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2023 STEM Grants Awarded

On 3 April 2023, the PreUniversity Coordinating Committee announced the recipients of the 2023 IEEE STEM Portal Grants. This year, a total of 43 grant program applicants were selected from the 260 applications. The recipients will receive combined funding of $39,981.44 and represent more than 20 different OUs, Sections, Student Branches and Groups from five different regions.

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Help students understand Climate Change with resources from TryEngineering

TryEngineering aims to empower educators to foster the next generation of technology innovators. At, you will find lesson plans and activities that will engage and inspire. Recently, TryE curated those lesson plans and activities which will help students learn about how technology can be used to address problems associated with Climate Change. See what you can find today!

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Teaching Excellence Hub - Share your Expertise!

The Teaching Excellence Hub (TEH), a collaboration between the IEEE Educational Activities Board and the IEEE Education Society, is a website ( that contains current developments and best practices in Engineering, Computing and Technology. You can contribute to the Teaching Excellence Hub by submitting your blog or short article (500-1000 words), or by hosting a webinar on an important topic that will benefit other university faculty members. Learn how you can share your knowledge with other professionals like you!

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EPICS in IEEE Funds 23 Access and Abilities Projects

The EPICS in IEEE Committee is proud to announce the launch of the Access and Abilities Competition. The committee approved 23 projects from around the globe that we believe will help make the world more accessible for all.

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Save the Date - IEEE Day is 3 October

IEEE Day is 3 October

It's not too early to start planning your event and to get involved in IEEE Day.

IEEE Day is an annual event that celebrates the first time in history when engineers worldwide gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. One of the IEEE Day’s objectives is to show the ways IEEE members, in local communities, join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow.

The IEEE Day tool kit is a complete package with promotional materials, posters, flyers & more that helps IEEE members and volunteers to plan & organize events in making this IEEE Day visible worldwide. Access the tool kit here.

If you are interested in becoming an IEEE Day Ambassador, you can do so by clicking here.

Let us all come together once again this year to demonstrate the true spirit of IEEE & the joy of volunteering this IEEE Day 2023.

Stay tuned for more updates and visit IEEE Day website or join the IEEE Day Collabratec community!

STEM Champion Winners

We are pleased to announce the new IEEE STEM Champions for 2023. The STEM Champions are IEEE volunteers who are making contributions to IEEE pre-university STEM education and helping to build a STEM community. This year, we received more than 80 applications for this recognition. The Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee is grateful to all who applied, and to all those IEEE volunteers bringing STEM to pre-university students.

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Tap into the benefits of your IEEE membership: Get an additional 50% off three IEEE eLearning courses now!

Attention IEEE members! Are you ready to take your learning to the next level? We've got some exciting news for you! IEEE has launched a special new additional 50% off eLearning discount for up to three courses available to our valued members. You can unlock access to a wide range of online courses from professional development to technical courses on the latest cutting edge technologies, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking to enhance your skills or explore new topics, our IEEE eLearning has got you covered. So don't wait and start learning today!

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Subscribe to Innovation At Work

With articles, infographics, and course news, the IEEE Innovation at Work blog 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!

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Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available here

  • 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: