MGA Scoop - September 2023 Issue
- IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub Day
12 September | 12pm ET
Join us for IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub Day on 12 September 2023! Enhance your teaching methods and gain inspiration from curated articles and resources for educators in engineering, computing, and technology (ECT). Register for the free webinar, " Tenure Track 2.0 - You Made Tenure, Now What?" and join the discussion.
- Empowering Technical Leaders
14 September | 12pm ET
Successful technical leaders understand technological issues and can identify and execute on market opportunities thanks to their own strong technical skills; they also communicate clearly, connect with people frequently, mentor and develop their team members, and inspire those around them. Join IEEE for "Empowering Technical Leaders: Strategies to Lead and Inspire Your Team" on 14 September at 12pm ET and discuss the challenges leaders of technical teams face and ways to improve your own leadership skills through team feedback and actively developing and practicing exemplary leadership skills.
- How to Write an EPICS in IEEE Project Proposal Virtual Event!
27 September | 11am ET
Looking to submit an EPICS in IEEE project Proposal this fall? Attend our "How to Write an EPICS in IEEE Project Proposal " virtual event on 27 September at 11am ET! During the event the EPICS in IEEE chair will discuss the requirements for an EPICS in IEEE proposal, the project review rubric, and tips for how to write an outstanding proposal. There will be time for Q&A at the end! We hope to see you there!
- Maxwell’s Ether: From Wave Optics to the Electromagnetic Theory of Light
4 October | 1pm ET
Celebrate IEEE Day with the IEEE Foundation and IEEE History Center by exploring James Clerk Maxwell’s revolutionary unification of light, electricity and magnetism. Please mark your calendar for 4 October 2023, at 1:00 pm EDT.
Daniel Jon Mitchell DPhil., Senior Historian of the IEEE History Center will walk you through the remarkable history of how Maxwell adapted the concept of an all-pervading ether to develop and ground his electromagnetic theory of light. We shall see how, in Maxwell’s hands, the ether became a powerful theoretical tool to substantiate the electromagnetic field—through which he ultimately brought about a profound conceptual transformation of physical reality. Witness a rich historical picture of Maxwell’s greatest work.
- IEEE STEM Summit
The third annual IEEE STEM Summit will be held on 24-27 October 2023. This free virtual event brings together our community of pre-university STEM enthusiasts, instructors, parents, and volunteers who can share ideas and experiences while developing engaging pre-university STEM education resources. This year, we will feature several presenters including keynote speakers Tiffani Teachey and Wioleta Burdzy Seth. Register now.
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 IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards Program.
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: email@example.com
Call for Nominations!
Have a candidate in mind that you believe deserves to be recognized and honored? Want to see more awards given to members from underrepresented regions? Interested in seeing more women and/or young professionals receive IEEE Awards?
YOU can change the landscape of the recognition of engineering excellence by nominating a colleague for an IEEE Technical Field Award! These IEEE awards are given on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. Nominations are open now through 15 January 2024. Submit your nomination for a worthy candidate through the online portal today!
IEEE Presidents' Scholarship Awards Announced
The Glaucoma-Detection Device won the prestigious IEEE Presidents' Scholarship! Join us in congratulating Rohan Kalia for coming in first place! A magnetic keyboard and an affordable 5G system also won IEEE prizes after coming in second and third place. Innovation knows no age! Meet the incredible teenagers transforming lives with their brilliant inventions!
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.
Save Your Spot Today! IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA September Session
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 and 2024 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. Now registering for September-October 2023 sessions. Train your whole team at once! For organizational access, learn more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
NEW: IEEE Volunteer Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to support IEEE volunteers in their efforts to manage organizational unit (OU) initiatives toward advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Login is required.
On the Frontiers of Technology, a Wide Range of Career Paths
Technology is constantly evolving and so are the career paths of IEEE members and other technical professionals who help make new innovations come to life. The professional journeys of #IEEE members can vary, as many have backgrounds in education, physics, communications, technical writing and more. Learn about their experiences and how IEEE has helped them along the way on IEEE Transmitter.
IEEE WIE Climate Tech Big Idea Pitch Competition - Call for Initial Proposals Now Open!
This competition is themed “Climate Change and Environment Stability” and has been devised to promote the growth of women-led startups in technical fields by empowering the next generation of female researchers to proactively address the challenges of the climate crisis.
Teams of 3-5 individuals will submit an initial written proposal to the judges team that describes one impact of climate change and a business idea to mitigate it.
Finalists will orally deliver their pitches on October 18th!
Visit the WIE website for more information and to submit your initial proposal!
IEEE Spectrum Stories
Virtual Reality Helps Students Improve Their Math Literacy
This startup’s platform, developed by IEEE Member Anarupa Ganguly, teaches using simulated real-world situations.
Members Advocate for AI Regulations During Visit to U.S. Congress
They provided input on creating AI laws and policies.
Teen’s Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest From CVS Pharmacy
The smart bottle reminds people to take their medication on time.
IEEE Women in Engineering Scholarships Call for Submissions Coming Soon!
The IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship and IEEE WIE International Scholarship Call For Submissions is opening soon! Undergraduate female students are invited to submit their applications to receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of US$2,500!
Visit the WIE website for more information regarding eligibility and rules!
3 October 2023 is IEEE Day
Do you have your IEEE Day event planned and registered it in vTools to show on the IEEE Day interactive map? Having an IEEE Day event is a great way to recruit new members and build awareness of IEEE. Events can be in person or virtual and can range from a variety of activities. Encourage your local IEEE Section and/or IEEE Student Branch to get an event planned or help them promote one that is already scheduled. Visit the IEEE Day website for more information, including a toolkit to help plan and execute a successful event, view the global event map, see special membership offers and more!
IEEE Day is the annual celebration of the first time in history when engineers worldwide gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.
Call for Proposals for 2024 ComSoc School Series Events
Since 2015, the IEEE Communications Society has hosted an official international school series event each year where student members can participate in unique experiences to learn about the latest technological developments in key areas of communications.
The IEEE ComSoc School Series is designed exclusively for ComSoc student members and features lectures by international experts, poster presentations, site visits, and hands-on demos on a range of fundamental to advanced and hot topics in communications. The typical duration of an IEEE ComSoc School Series event is 3 to 5 days and can be either in-person or virtual (online only).
We are now accepting proposals through the extended deadline of 30 September 2023 for both in-person and virtual events for the 2024 IEEE ComSoc School Series Program. For 2024, ComSoc is planning to support two in-person events and two virtual events through this program.
We invite you to submit a proposal for a 2024 event now. Please use the proposal guide to create your proposal and include as much information as possible. Submit your proposal no later than 30 September.
IEEE Collabratec Unveils New Navigation and Enhanced User Experience at Global Summit of IEEE Volunteers
IEEE Collabratec has launched an upgraded platform with improved navigation, coinciding with the 2023 IEEE Sections Congress. The platform offers networking and collaboration services integrated with IEEE’s global network. It provides enhanced services to IEEE Members and free access to non-members, facilitating engagement with technology trends and IEEE activities.
The revamped navigation includes a parent bar featuring tools and a search function for streamlined content access. Tabs like Discover offer exploration of IEEE services, while Connect allows users to find and collaborate with fellow peers. The Collaborate tab empowers efficient workspace creation and access to career-related services.
A myCT bar enables quick access to participation-related tools and services. IEEE Members have a verified identity, and can access exclusive services such as certificates of membership, Section and Student Branch hubs, and the IEEE membership directory.
August’s upgrade is the first phase of the site navigation upgrade, with more enhancements planned for 2023.
IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference is coming to the University of Houston!
On November 3-5, 2023, the University of Houston will be the host campus for IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu’s Student Leadership Conference (SLC), an annual event that draws hundreds of HKN electrical and computer engineering and computer science students from around the world to engage in learning sessions, network, and take part in our Recruitment Fair. IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is the honor society of IEEE comprising 270 chapters at the top engineering universities across the globe. This is the premier conference exclusively for HKN members.
IEEE Offers Online Learning Courses Focused on Climate Change
Climate change has been affecting regions around the world in various ways. Engineers and technologists have the ability to create tools that address environmental degradation, playing major roles in creating a greener planet. In an effort to address growing concerns about climate change and its impact on various industries, IEEE offers eLearning resources specifically focused on topics related to climate change. Start learning today!
Celebrate National Video Game Day with IEEE Learning Network
Video games originated in 1940 and now the industry is worth tens of billions of dollars. 12 September is National Video Game Day! Celebrate the day with the IEEE Learning Network and explore the impact of video games on the evolution of real world intelligent and immersive realities in our course, "Practical Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Business and Society: The Case of Gaming".
IEEE Learning Network: Fast Facts
Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to level up your skills or a curious mind eager to dive into a new subject matter, the IEEE Learning Network catalog has eLearning content for you. With flexible online modules, you can learn at your own pace, when and where it suits you best. Click "Browse Catalog'' on the ILN homepage to get started. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.
Enter IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub Article Submission Contest: Chance to Win eLearning Course
Share your expertise and participate in the Article Submission Contest for IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub Day, taking place on 12 September. The first 10 articles to be reviewed and accepted into the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub will win a complimentary eLearning course on the IEEE Learning Network. The new deadline to submit is 10 September 2023, submit today!
Offer Digital Badges at Your Next Event or Conference
Attention OUs: IEEE Credentialing offers Digital Badges and Certificates for Events and Conferences. By offering digital badges, you can increase attendance rates and market your event at the same time! To learn more about how you can add value to your events, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Apply or nominate today.
Unlock Your Leadership Potential with IEEE
Looking to enhance your leadership skills? IEEE Leading Technical Teams empowers you with the tools to lead and excel in our fast-paced world. The cutting-edge curriculum covers the latest trends and best practices in technical leadership, empowering you to navigate complex challenges with confidence. Registration is currently open for the October & November sessions. Discount available for active IEEE Members!
Call for EPICS in IEEE Project Proposal Reviewers
EPICS in IEEE is looking for project proposal reviewers to help evaluate service learning proposals that enable students to solve local community challenges through technology. Reviewers will attend an initial 1-hour training session, review 3-5 proposals, and submit an evaluation form for each project. If you have any experience with engineering, engineering education, engineering for humanitarian initiatives, or simply want to get involved with EPICS in IEEE, this opportunity is for you.
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!
The Growing Role of Data Privacy Engineering on Technology
Technology is a big part of daily human interaction and economic life. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Facial and Biometric Recognition all make use of or generate personal data. Businesses have increased digital data collection, processing, and sharing, which leaves customers vulnerable. Learn what it will take to stay ahead of the growing role of data privacy engineering on technology.
The Power (and Pitfalls) of AI and Machine Learning
Through the ability of machines to replicate and build upon the power of the human mind, AI is poised to transform business as we know it. AI is being used to help reduce the time involved in automatable and administrative tasks in everything from manufacturing, healthcare, banking, and a range of other industries. Read more about "The Power (and Pitfalls) of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning".
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: