MGA Scoop - June 2023 Issue
- 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.
- 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 meet-the-candidates.ieee.org
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.
IEEE Virtual Events Calendar
The IEEE Virtual Events Calendar provides an up-to-date listing of major events available on demand.
Call for Nominations: 2024 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions: Deadline 1 August 2023
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2024 MGA committee member and liaison positions. These include:
MGA Committee Members
- IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
- Each Region Director appoints one member
- MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
- MGA Chapter Operations Support Committee
- MGA Operations Manual Compliance Committee
- MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
- MGA IEEE.tv Advisory Committee
- MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
- IEEE Life Members Committee
- MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
- MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
- MGA Potentials Editorial Board
- MGA 2024-2026 Sections Congress Committee
- MGA 2024-2026 Sections Congress Program Chair
- MGA Strategic Planning Committee
- MGA Student Activities Committee
- MGA Training Committee
- MGA vTools Committee
- IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
- IEEE Young Professionals Committee
MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees
- IEEE Conferences Committee
- IEEE Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB)
- IEEE Future Directions Committee
- IEEE Industry Engagement Committee
- IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
- IEEE Strategy and Alignment Committee
- IEEE TAB Conference Publications Committee
- IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee
Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced. Self-nominations are encouraged.
The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2023.
Use the link below to access the nominations portal. Sign in with your IEEE account username and password. If you are on IEEE Awards page, go to "My Nominations" page located under the “Login” tab.
Click here to learn more about IEEE MGA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) process
Send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing the 2023 MGA Volunteer Leadership Training Program
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.
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: email@example.com
Members in India needing assistance with their memberships or with IEEE should be guided to the IEEE Support Center: https://supportcenter.ieee.org/ 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.
IEEE Learning Network: Fast Facts
Did you know you can find educational content from more than 30 IEEE groups on ILN? Broaden knowledge with the newest eLearning courses today.
Subscribe to 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!
The Teaching Excellence Hub, a collaboration between the IEEE Educational Activities Board and the IEEE Education Society, is a website (teaching.ieee.org) 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!
Help Students Understand Semiconductors with Resources from TryEngineering
TryEngineering provides resources, for our STEM Community, to foster the next generation of technology innovators. At TryEngineering.org, 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!
EPICS in IEEE Partner Spotlight: IEEE Standards Association
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.
EPICS in IEEE Team Completes and Deploys Assistive Device to Blind Students in India
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.
Add Value to IEEE Conferences and Events: Offer Digital Badges
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.
TryEngineering Summer Institute: Seats are still available!
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!
Tap into the benefits of your IEEE membership: Get an extra 50% off 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!
IEEE-HKN GradLab: What's the Big Picture of Graduate Student Research?
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.
IEEE-Foundation approves scholarships for TryEngineering Summer Institute students!
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.
IEEE eLearning Discount Toolkit: Help Promote this Offer
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.
New Smart Grid Microgrids eLearning Course
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.
Explore the World of Augmented & Virtual Reality with IEEE Learning Network
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!
Get Smart About Digital Privacy with Resources from IEEE and IAPP
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.
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.
IEEE Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Philanthropy
Events will highlight donor-supported STEM education and humanitarian programs.
IEEE Leaders Are Planning Now for 2050 and Beyond
They are reviewing membership models, product offerings, and standards development.
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: