MGA Scoop - June 2023 Issue

MGA Scoop

June 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Expand Your Leadership Skills with the Teaching Excellence Hub

    26 June | 3:15pm ET
    The Faculty Resources Committee has partnered with ASEE's Electrical and Computer Engineering Division and Faculty Development Division to bring you access to an engaging panel discussion on "Faculty Leadership" on Monday, 26 June at 3:15pm ET. The participants will learn leadership knowledge and critical skills to prepare them for their careers in the future from our panelists with various academic leadership roles in engineering disciplines. Register today.
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Faculty leadership panel session
  • Meet the 2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum

    Saturday, 12 August | 5:45pm ET
    Register today for the Meet the 2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum, which will be held on Saturday, 12 August 2023 from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm EDT.

    During this livestream event, candidates Roger U. Fujii and Kathleen A. Kramer will answer questions on issues important to IEEE members. 2023 IEEE President and CEO Saifur Rahman will host and moderate the event.

    This is an opportunity to hear from the 2024 IEEE President-Elect candidates and be better informed ahead of the 2023 annual election. Balloting starts on 15 August 2023.

    To register for the livestream event and to receive the link to the event recording, visit

    Attending Sections Congress 2023 in Ottawa, Canada? Be sure to catch the event in person in The General Session Room at the Shaw Centre. A networking reception will be held prior to the Forum at 5:00 pm EDT.
    Register today

Meet the 2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates

IEEE Virtual Events Calendar

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

Announcing the 2023 MGA Volunteer Leadership Training Program

Apply for the 2023 VoLT Program today

The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 IEEE MGA Volunteer Leadership Training (VoLT) Program. The VoLT Program invites volunteers who have a desire to continue growing as IEEE volunteers and lead their local units to complete the program’s prerequisite courses. Prospective candidates can apply to the program from now until 31 July 2023.

To date, 498 volunteers representing all ten IEEE Regions, and over 160 Sections, have graduated from the VoLT Program. As a testament to its success, graduates are taking positions of leadership with their local operational units and beyond.

Click here to learn more about the 2023 VoLT Program, including application requirements and key dates.

Apply Today

IEEE India Office Operations Update

Srikanth (Sri) Chandrasekaran was recently named Country Head – India in the IEEE office in Bangalore, India, replacing Harish Mysore who stepped down. In this role, Sri leads the IEEE India staff of 50 professionals and supports the IEEE India office's efforts to advance IEEE’s mission. He has worked with the IEEE Standards Association (SA) for the past eleven years. Prior to IEEE, Sri worked in industry in the area of electronic design automation.

The India office team regularly engages and collaborates with IEEE Sections in India, the India Council, and technical societies on their activities in India. Contact Sri at:

Members in India needing assistance with their memberships or with IEEE should be guided to the IEEE Support Center: where they can access FAQs about many topics, chat online with Contact Center associates to address their questions/concerns, or submit specific requests on any IEEE topic.

The Skies are Unlimited - How space exploration benefits us all

IEEE Transmitter has published a collection of articles and videos discussing how outer space nurtures new frontiers in communications, sustainability, and health across the globe.

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IEEE Learning Network: Fast Facts

Visit the IEEE ILN

Did you know you can find educational content from more than 30 IEEE groups on ILN? Broaden knowledge with the newest eLearning courses today.

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Subscribe to IEEE Innovation At Work

IEEE 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!


Teaching Excellence Hub - Share your Expertise!

IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub

The Teaching Excellence Hub, 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!

Content Submission

Help Students Understand Semiconductors with Resources from TryEngineering

Try engineering

TryEngineering provides resources, for our STEM Community, to foster the next generation of technology innovators. At, you will find lesson plans and activities that will engage and inspire. Check out our newest lesson plans and activities that can help students learn about semiconductors. See what you can find today!

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EPICS in IEEE Partner Spotlight: IEEE Standards Association

Epics in IEEE partner spotlight

To help support service learning teams, EPICS in IEEE partnered with IEEE Standards Association to fund two projects based in Colombia. Read our latest article The Power of Engineering Education and Implementing Sustainable Technologies to learn about our partnership with IEEE SA and the projects we are supporting.

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EPICS in IEEE Team Completes and Deploys Assistive Device to Blind Students in India

Group photo of students

Using computer vision techniques, students of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Student Branch at the M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (RIT), Bangalore in collaboration with the National Association for the Blind (NAB), created and deployed a device called ‘OurVision’ to assist the blind. Learn more about this EPICS in IEEE project and the students' experience.

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Add Value to IEEE Conferences and Events: Offer Digital Badges

Share your digital badge

Add value to your conference or event by offering IEEE credentials such as digital badges, PDHs and CEUs. PDHs can then be used to renew professional technical licenses. For more information, visit the IEEE Credentialing Program website.

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TryEngineering Summer Institute: Seats are still available!

An immersive engineering experience

The TryEngineering Summer Institute is scheduled to take place on four different college campuses across the US this summer. This engineering camp is a great learning atmosphere for teens between the ages of 13-17 to explore engineering interests, make friends, and build a sense of independence. To learn more about our locations and sessions, visit our website! IEEE Members receive US$100 off registration!

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Tap into the benefits of your IEEE membership: Get an extra 50% off eLearning

New discounts for all IEEE members on eLearning

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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IEEE-HKN GradLab: What's the Big Picture of Graduate Student Research?

Eta Kapp Nu Grad Lab

Why do we do academic research? What do my research contributions mean for my career, field, and my personal skills? What is the Big Picture of Graduate Research? Join Professor Hulya Kirkici, chair of the University of South Alabama ECE department, in tackling common fears and anxieties about conducting research as a graduate to help us explore “What’s the Big Picture.” This on-demand webinar will feature key lessons and perspectives that will help students recognize their accomplishments and contextualize their contributions as they transition into industry or continue in academia.

GradLab Video

IEEE-Foundation approves scholarships for TryEngineering Summer Institute students!

Do you know a teen who is interestedin engineering and would love to learn more?

At their recent board meeting, the IEEE Foundation approved funds for scholarships to enable 32 deserving students to attend the TryEngineering Summer Institute. The TryEngineering Summer Institute is a ten-day program which takes place on four college campuses across the US. The funds provided need-based scholarships to students interested in attending the TryEngineering Summer Institute.

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IEEE eLearning Discount Toolkit: Help Promote this Offer

Save an additional 50percent off online courses

IEEE Members can now save an additional 50% on up to three eLearning courses available through the IEEE Learning Network. Visit the IEEE Brand Experience Website for images and copy that Sections, Student Branches, and IEEE staff can use to help promote this discount on social media. Check out the images and copy that can be used on web pages, email newsletters, and any other digital advertising channel.

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New Smart Grid Microgrids eLearning Course

Introducing he Microgrids learning path

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

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Explore the World of Augmented & Virtual Reality with IEEE Learning Network

52percent of metaverse users join for work-related opportunities and purposes

While experts are split about the evolution of a truly immersive “metaverse,” they do expect that augmented and mixed-reality enhancements will become more useful in people’s daily lives. Stay updated on the latest trending technologies, including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, through the IEEE eLearning course, "The Practical Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Business and Society." Start learning today!

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Get Smart About Digital Privacy with Resources from IEEE and IAPP

52percent of metaverse users join for work-related opportunities and purposes

Address data privacy challenges your company may be facing now and in the future by getting access to the tools and knowledge needed to design and work with systems that use personal data ethically and responsibly. Learn more about the IEEE | IAPP Data Privacy Engineering Collection.

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IEEE Spectrum Stories

This Nobel Laureate Paved the Way for High-Intensity Lasers

Donna Strickland's chirped-pulse amplification technique is used in Lasik and medical imaging.

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IEEE Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Philanthropy

Events will highlight donor-supported STEM education and humanitarian programs.

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IEEE Leaders Are Planning Now for 2050 and Beyond

They are reviewing membership models, product offerings, and standards development.

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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: