MGA Scoop - October 2023 Issue

MGA Scoop

October 2023

Upcoming Events

Faculty Leadership Panel Session?
  • Faculty Leadership Panel Session: Expand Your Leadership Skills with the Teaching Excellence Hub and the Education Society

    20 October | 10:15am ET
    The Faculty Resources Committee has partnered with The Frontiers in Education (FIE), IEEE Education Society and the Teaching Excellence Hub to bring you access to an engaging panel discussion on "Faculty Leadership" on Friday, 20 October at 10:15am EDT. 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 for the virtual session.

Register for IEEE STEM Summit
  • Register for the IEEE STEM Summit

    24-27 October
    Registration is open for the IEEE STEM Summit. Join us for the third annual IEEE STEM Summit on 24-27 October 2023. During this free virtual event, pre-university STEM enthusiasts, educators, parents, and volunteers will share ideas, experiences, and resources. Session topics will cover climate change, artificial intelligence, pedagogy, and resources for STEM outreach. We look forward to sharing ideas and resources to empower our STEM community!
    Learn more and Register Today:

EXTREME Programming
  • Be a Proctor for the IEEEXtreme 17.0 Worldwide Coding Competition – an Opportunity to Micro-Volunteer

    28 October
    IEEEXtreme is a 24-hour virtual computer coding competition exclusively open for IEEE Students to compete and showcase their problem-solving and computer coding skills. Teams require an IEEE Member of Higher Grade to be their proctor to qualify for ranking, certificates, and prizes. The competition will take place on 28 October 2023. If you are an IEEE Member who has graduated from school, then you are eligible to be an IEEEXtreme proctor. It is not necessary for you to have any specialized knowledge in the computer programming field. Each proctor can monitor up to 20 teams during the competition. It is not necessary to be in the same physical location as your teams, this can be done using any virtual platform. Proctors do not need to be present during the full 24 hours of the event, they can work with other registered proctors in shifts. Proctor registration is now open.
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IEEE-HKN 2023 Student Leadership Conference
  • IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference is coming to the University of Houston!

    25 November

    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.
    Learn more and Register Today:

Register for Rutgers Mini-MBA Sessions
  • Register for IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA - 2023 Sessions

    24 March 2024
    Learn business skills from experts and expand your professional network with the IEEE | Rutgers Online Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technology Professionals! Tap into your potential today and take steps toward advancing your career, learn from mentors, and expand your networks by taking advantage of this exclusive leadership program! Special IEEE Day offer: IEEE Members who register in October can save 10% on the March 2024 Session. Save your seat today!
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Enhance your leadership skills with IEEE Leading Technical Teams

Unlock your potential

Elevate your leadership skills with "IEEE Leading Technical Teams." Harness the power of collaboration, innovation, and effective communication to excel in our ever-evolving world. Registration is currently open for the November session. Enroll today and be at the forefront of technical leadership. Special IEEE Day offer: IEEE Members save $200. Register for an upcoming session today!

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Open for Registration! IEEE Intensive Wireless Communications Live Course Series

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.

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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:

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.

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Build Trust and Transparency into Your Product Development Cycle

Data Privacy Engineering

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

IEEE Strengthens its Support for Open Science

The organization is increasing its activities to make research more transparent..

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President’s Note: Forging Partnerships will Sharpen IEEE’s Edge

New collaborations with the U.N. and the European Commission target climate change.

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This Nigerian Startup’s Minigrid Began as a School Project

The solar-powered system, developed by IEEE member Ifeanyi Orajaka, now serves 30,000 homes and businesses.

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IEEE Senior Member Kayne McGladrey discusses end-to-end encryption in a pre-recorded explainer video.

Why end-to-end encryption matters.

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Quickly expand your professional network and build your résumé through IEEE Volunteering!

Build your network through volunteering

With IEEE Volunteering, it’s easier than ever to advertise opportunities and source qualified volunteers. Create your profile now to network with over 3,800 IEEE Members across the globe wanting to collaborate. Find roles that fit your lifestyle, build teams, and hone skills in partnership with others who share your passion for advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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2024 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Virtual Meetup Hosted by IEEE Young Professionals

Pres Elect Candidates in Virtual Meeting

Last month, IEEE Members were treated to a free virtual meetup with candidates Kathleen A. Kramer and Roger U. Fujii. Attendees drove lively discussions about leadership within IEEE, pressing issues facing the organization, and plans for the future that address key priorities. The event’s palpable sense of community was certainly fitting for IEEE.

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IEEE Women in Engineering Scholarship Information

Apply for women in engineering scholarships

Applications are now open for the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship and the IEEE Women in Engineering International Scholarship! To learn about the eligibility requirements, basis of selection, and the scholarship award:

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Vote for Educational Activities' Programs

Vote for educational activities' programs

Educational Activities needs your help voting for our programs! The IEEE Foundation will share LinkedIn polls during October 2023 featuring EPICS in IEEE, TryEngineering, and IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu. The Program that receives the most votes during the Poll of the week will receive a $5,000 grant added to its IEEE Foundation held Fund. Follow the IEEE Foundation LinkedIn channel & stay tuned for voting polls being released soon!

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Subscribe to the IEEE Learning Network Newsletter

Join our newsletter

Learn about the latest trends and practical applications on the hottest topics in tech via the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). 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 ILN catalog has eLearning content for you. Subscribe to the newsletter for information on the latest courses, discounts, virtual events, and more! Start learning today!

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New eLearning Course Program: All About IoT Security

All about internet of things security

Are you keeping up to speed with the latest advancement related to IoT security? Engineers can help identify Internet of Things vulnerabilities by examining case studies, exploring the application blockchain, malware forensics and more. Learn "All About IoT Security'' with the IEEE Learning Network online course program. Start preparing for future technological changes today.

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Offer Digital Badges at Your Next Event or Conference

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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:

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IEEE-HKN's October BRIDGE focuses on Humanitarian Technologies

Magazine of IEEE Eta Kapp Nu

The October Issue of The Bridge, IEEE-HKN's award-winning magazine, is focused on humanitarian technologies and their impact on addressing challenges facing our society. In it, you will find insightful articles, thought-provoking essays, and inspiring contributions from distinguished authors from various backgrounds and organizations. The issue also features the voice of students who incorporate service into their studies through the EPICs in Engineering Program and how this work impacts their professional journeys.

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Celebrate the 119th anniversary of the founding of IEEE-HKN!

Icon of IEEE Eta Kapp Nu

HKN Founders Day, celebrated on 28 October each year, is one way we share the Eta Kappa Nu story, raise awareness of the value that an IEEE-HKN Chapter brings to a University, show the many ways a Chapter serves fellow students and the community, and encourage industry to support us. Today’s IEEE-HKN students are the leaders of tomorrow and embody our Founders' spirit of Scholarship, Character, and Attitude. Celebrate 119 years of Eta Kappa Nu by making a gift to strengthen the HKN experience for members at all levels.

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IEEE Learning Network: Fast Facts

Did you know that the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) offers learners a personal transcript? This game-changing feature makes it easy for learners to revisit content at their own pace. Plus, transcripts provide a valuable reference for showcasing learner achievements! Check out ILN and start learning today!

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Call for Service-Learning Projects to Support the IEEE Initiative to Address Climate Change!

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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.

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Celebrate IEEE Day with an Extra 50% off eLearning for Members

50% off on eLearning for members

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. Start learning today!

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TryEngineering and IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Announce Strategic Partnership

dual logo of comsoc and try engineering

TryEngineering and the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) are proud to announce a strategic partnership with the goal of developing high quality pre-university content to inspire and educate the next generation of communications professionals. ComSoc’s experts in communications and networking technology are working with the IEEE Pre-university team to create content for STEM outreach. Learn more about this partnership in this TryEngineering article.

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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!

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Begin Your eLearning Journey with IEEE

discover new technologies

Online learning's popularity has increased in recent years. The accessibility and asynchronous learning provide students and professionals with a larger variety of course options. Brush up on your skills in the latest technologies with the newest IEEE eLearning courses. Explore our newest courses today! Special member pricing available.

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IEEE Society Member Benefit: Free IEEE DataPort Subscription

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If you are an IEEE society member looking to share your research data, access datasets, or connect with other researchers, take advantage of your free individual subscription to IEEE DataPort, the go-to resource for accessing, storing, and managing research data. All IEEE society members automatically have a free individual subscription to IEEE DataPort – just log in to IEEE DataPort using your society member credentials to activate your free individual subscription.

Join the 5 million+ global IEEE DataPort users. This quickly growing research platform has nearly 5,000 datasets, data management tools, the ability to host or participate in data competitions, Open Access upload options, and up to 2 TB of cloud storage per dataset.

Learn More and Subscribe. Visit IEEE DataPort today to browse datasets, upload your own research, and collaborate with your peers.

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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: