MGA Scoop - August 2023
- 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 Kathleen A. Kramer and Roger U. Fujii 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: 2023 MGA Individual Awards: Deadline 18 September.
You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious:
Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders.
If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the MGA goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:
- MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
- MGA Diversity & Inclusion Award
- MGA Innovation Award
- MGA Leadership Award
- MGA Achievement Award
- MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award
Please visit the MGA Award nomination process to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements.
MGA awards are peer-recognized awards and self-nominations are not permitted.
The deadline to submit nominations is: 18 September 2023. A complete nomination form with two letters of endorsement by two IEEE members are required to be eligible.
If the link above goes to the IEEE Awards home page, go to ‘My Nominations’ under the ‘Login’ tab. You may need your IEEE account login to access.
Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New MGA Award Approval Process
Did you know about the new MGA award approval process for Geographic Unit awards?
Effective 2023, all MGA geographic units and MGA Committees must follow the new award approval process. The new process routes 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.
New award proposals from MGA Committees will be forwarded to MGA ARC and MELCC for endorsement and to the MGA Board for final approval.
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 questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Quantum Computing Right for Your Business?
IEEE Member Mario Milicevic discusses the benefits and use cases of quantum computing for businesses.
Open for Registration! IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA
By joining IEEE, you took an important step to distinguish yourself from other technical professionals. Members just like you are taking steps toward advancing their careers, learning from mentors, and expanding their networks by taking advantage of this exclusive offering.
Now registering for September 2023 sessions. Enroll today and engineer your future!
Open for Registration! IEEE Intensive Wireless Communications Live Course Series
Invest in your career development and get the training you need to stay ahead of vital topics in wireless communications.
Introducing IEEE’s Intensive Wireless Communications highly interactive live course series, exclusively available from IEEE Communications Society.
This course is designed for those with an engineering background who want to enhance their knowledge of wireless communication technologies. Train your whole team at once! For organizational access, learn more.
Pairing Good Work with Philanthropy Since 1973
IEEE Foundation had a busy and successful year in 2022 preparing for its 50th Anniversary and making impacts where technology and philanthropy intersect. Thanks to more than 7,000 donors, like you, we raised more than $8 million for IEEE programs that rely on philanthropy, resulting in significant impacts around the world.
The 2022 annual report highlights how IEEE programs were enhanced and expanded thanks to donor support. The contributions positively impact thousands of communities and the people living in them. IEEE Foundation is proud of the accomplishments and excited to continue working towards an even greater future together!
Please read the entire report by following the link:
Coming Soon! IEEE WIE Climate Tech Big Idea Pitch Competition
IEEE Women in Engineering is launching a new competition in September 2023. This competition is to motivate female students and young researchers to develop entrepreneurial and business mindsets based on their research and development endeavors. The vision behind this competition is to promote the growth of women-led startups in technical fields.
Participants will form teams to deliver a three-minute oral pitch presentation about a business idea intended to mitigate one effect of climate change.
Click the link for more information:
Access Cutting-Edge Research from IEEE
The IEEE Member Digital Library brings IEEE members exclusive, instant access to IEEE journals, magazines, transactions, letters, and conference proceedings through a monthly subscription. Access the information you need from the full range of IEEE publications with a monthly subscription to the IEEE Member Digital Library.
IEEE DataPort Wants Your Climate Change Research Data: Enter to Win $10,000
Climate change is one of the most significant threats to humanity and a major research priority for the IEEE community around the world. That’s why IEEE DataPort is hosting a dataset upload contest specifically for research focused on evaluating the impact of and finding solutions for climate change.
Anyone who uploads a qualifying dataset to IEEE DataPort in August, September, or October 2023 can enter to win up to $10,000. Two runners up will also win $5,000 each.
Winners will be selected based on the value and impact of research data in supporting global solutions to climate change, as determined by a panel of IEEE volunteers. Topics of the submitted research datasets may include, but are not limited to, greenhouse gas emissions, changing weather patterns, ocean health, sea levels, water scarcity, flooding, saltwater intrusion, wildfires, polar ice measurements, and impact on specific populations. Data may be focused on understanding the science of climate change or developing solutions for climate change.
We encourage everyone to upload their climate change-related research during this contest to get one step closer to creating solutions that can address the climate change crisis.
Share About Your Humanitarian Technology Programs & Activities
The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board (HTB), is creating an inventory of humanitarian technology activities across IEEE. If your organizational unit has a humanitarian technology program or activity, please complete the Humanitarian Technology Activities at IEEE form, to share some information about your work. Providing this information will allow HTB to collect and share meaningful insight into effective humanitarian technology practices and IEEE as a whole to better understand and support those who are doing this type of work.
Activities that are primarily focused on addressing climate change should be reported using this form instead.
IEEE REACH Program Launches New Unit
The IEEE History Center is pleased to announce the addition of the latest unit to the IEEE REACH program, Information Theory. IEEE REACH supplies free, online open educational resources to enable educators to bring history of technology and engineering into pre-university classrooms. Lesson plans are inquiry-based and include teacher background, primary and secondary sources, and hands-on activities for students.
Antikythera Mechanism: Joyofmuseums
CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Produced in part with the generous support of the IEEE Information Theory Society and Ray & Carmen Vargas, the new Information Theory unit covers the story of information from the earliest writing systems, through early computation devices such as the Antikythera Mechanism, up to modern techniques such as error-correcting codes, with an emphasis on the transformational nature of the introduction of modern Information Theory by Claude Shannon in the mid-20th century.
Corporations or others you work with who might be interested in sponsoring a unit should email the REACH Senior Program manager, Kelly McKenna, at: email@example.com
Offer IEEE Digital Badges at your next Event!
Offer digital badges at your next event or conference! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE Education Week Recap
Read about the "Hundreds of Resources Highlighted During IEEE Education Week". Save the date for 14-20 April 2024!
IEEE Educational Activities Board & Committee Volunteer Positions: Nominate or Apply!
Are you interested in helping IEEE contribute to educational efforts around the world? Collaborate with other volunteers to move IEEE Educational Activities forward in serving as the major resource of choice for learners, educators, and education policymakers in all educational matters within IEEE’s fields of interest. Candidate applications and nominations are now being accepted for representative, committee chair, committee member, and liaison positions. The application period closes on 30 September.
Click HERE to apply or nominate.
IEEE Learning Network
Are you interested in enhancing your English communication skills? IEEE offers eLearning content tailored to the needs of professional engineers and technical professionals that can help brush up on skills and gain confidence in your English proficiency. "IEEE English for Technical Professionals" can help you gain the confidence you need and help you to communicate effectively in any professional situation. Learn more today!
The Future of Sustainable Energy
From IEEE-HKN's TechX 2023, experts from HKN and IEEE's Power and Energy Society discuss sustainable energy issues and solutions in our Climate Change track. As concerns grow over humankind's impact on the environment and climate, our energy needs continue to grow as well. Join representatives from Southern California Edison, the IEEE Power and Energy Society, and the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology to learn about technologies and strategies for addressing these conflicting goals.
Call for Service-Learning Projects to Support the IEEE Initiative to Address Climate Change!
Consider submitting an Environmental Proposal to EPICS in IEEE! Students all over the world have the opportunity to address the environmental and climate change technological needs of local non-profit organizations. We encourage teams to partner with local IEEE sections, chapters, and affinity groups as well as IEEE student branches for projects. Selected projects can receive between $1,000 to $10,000 USD, mentorship, and resources! Check out our Call for Proposal for more information.
IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub Day
Join us for IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub Day on 12 September 2023! Discover essential resources for educators in engineering, computing, and technology. Enhance your teaching methods and gain inspiration from curated articles and resources. Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your knowledge. Share your expertise and participate in our Article Submission Contest! Submit your article to the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub for a chance to win a complimentary eLearning course on the IEEE Learning Network. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to further develop your professional skills.
Join the IEEE Global Community of STEM Enthusiasts: IEEE Pre-U STEM Community
Want to be a part of a global community of STEM enthusiasts who are committed to making a positive impact on the world? Join the IEEE Pre-University STEM Community consisting of educators, volunteers, and STEM enthusiasts who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the pre-university level. Our global community provides you with access to a wealth of resources, networks, and expertise that will help you engage in STEM education. It is the perfect place to learn, grow, and discover your passion for STEM. Join today!
New eLearning Course Program from IEEE: IEEE 802.11ax: An Overview of High-Efficiency Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6).
Impacting everything from telehealth and security to defense, food service, manufacturing, the automotive industry, and much more, IEEE Standard 802.11ax ushers in a new era of remote imaging, surveillance, and smart communications in today’s highly connected landscape. Expand your knowledge today with "IEEE 802.11ax: An Overview of High-Efficiency Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6)".
Save the Date: IEEE STEM Summit
Attention all STEM educators, IEEE members & volunteers engaged in STEM outreach, and those looking to help students pursue STEM-related professions! Let’s build our STEM community by coming together to encourage, support and inspire each other. Save the date for the IEEE STEM Summit taking place on 24-27 October 2023. Sign up to receive up to date information on our newest speakers, panel sessions, and virtual events!
Upgrade your knowledge and skills with our exclusive extra 50% eLearning discount for members!
Are you looking to upskill, improve your knowledge or pursue personal growth? IEEE is now offering a special extra 50% discount on eLearning courses, exclusively for members like you! Get access to hundreds of online courses at an unbeatable price. It's the perfect opportunity to boost your skills and stay ahead of the curve. Completion of courses award CEU and PDH to individual customers. Sign into your account and start learning today!
Join the IEEE Learning Network Newsletter Mailing List
Subscribe to the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) newsletter for information on the latest courses, discounts, virtual events, and more! Learn about the latest trends and practical applications on the hottest topics in tech via ILN. Start learning with courses on blockchain, Internet of Things, digital transformation, smart cities, cyber security and more!
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!
Enhance your leadership skills with IEEE Leading Technical Teams
Harness the power of collaboration, innovation, and effective communication to excel in our ever-evolving world. Elevate your leadership skills with the IEEE Leading Technical Teams Program. Registration is currently open for the Fall sessions. Join now and be at the forefront of technical leadership.
IEEE Spectrum Stories
The Pioneer Behind Electromagnetism
Ampère’s theory, now an IEEE Milestone, was fundamental to electronic inventions such as motors and generators.
Remembering Lithium-Ion Battery Pioneer John Goodenough
The IEEE award recipient’s technology is used in electric cars and laptops.
How Remote Sensing Technologies Increase Food Production
This IEEE Fellow's system helps make crops resilient against pests.
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: