MGA Scoop - January 2024

MGA Scoop

January 2024

Call for Nominations: 2025 IEEE MGA Leadership Positions: Deadline 15 March 2024

Call for Nominations Poster

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for the following 2025 leadership positions:

  • MGA Vice President-Elect/Board Chair-Elect
  • MGA Treasurer
  • MGA Vice Chairs
    • Geographic Unit Operations
    • Information Management
    • Member Development
  • Committee Chairs
    • Admission and Advancement (IEEE)
    • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
    • MGA Chapter Operations Support Committee
    • MGA Advisory
    • Life Members Committee (IEEE)
    • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
    • MGA Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee
    • MGA Operations Manual Compliance Committee
    • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
    • MGA Student Activities Committee
    • MGA Training Committee
    • MGA vTools Committee
    • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

    The deadline to submit nominations for the above positions is 15 March 2024.

    A complete list of available MGA positions, committee descriptions, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available.

    Nominate yourself or a colleague now

    For questions, email:

MGA Award Approval Process

Did you know about the new MGA award approval process for Geographic Unit awards?

Starting in 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.

A New Milestone Reached!

Thank you to our members, volunteers, and staff that have all helped contribute to growing our IEEE membership.

Now, with more than 450,000 members in over 190 countries, IEEE continues to be the professional home for the engineering and technology community worldwide.

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What's the latest with Awards? A New Top-Level IEEE Medal was added in Honor of J. C. Bose

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Effective in the 2025 Award Presentations, a new IEEE Award has just been added to the IEEE Medal and Recognitions portfolio in honor of Jagadish Chandra Bose and his work in wireless communications. This award is eligible for nominations now through 15 June 2024.

New Medal for 2025 Presentation: IEEE Jagadish Chandra Bose Medal in Wireless Communications

Scope: For contributions to wireless communications technologies with a global impact.

Background Information: Bose was an eminent physicist, known for his contributions in microwaves and biophysics, who lived and worked in Kolkata, India. He is credited with inventing the first wireless detection device, discovering, and transmitting millimeter length electromagnetic waves, and being a pioneer in the field of biophysics.

As a reminder, Medal and Recognition nominations are open now through 15 June 2024.



2024 IEEE WIE Awards

2024 IEEE WIE Awards - Nominations Open on 1 January with a deadline of 31 March 2024.

Learn more about the IEEE WIE Awards via this link:

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Congratulations to the 2023 IEEE Young Professionals (YP) Hall of Fame Award Winners!

The YP Hall of Fame Award recognizes IEEE organizational units for community impact, fruitful academic/industrial collaborations, member engagement, and more. The YP Committee wishes a hearty congratulations to this year’s winners, and looks forward to their continued success. Congratulations to:

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE North Saskatchewan Section YP Affinity Group
  • IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section YP Affinity Group
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Tell Us Your Story! With IEEE, What Have You Accomplished?

Submit a video about your experience as an IEEE member. Show members and non-members alike what it means to be a part of IEEE. IEEE Membership may share these videos on the membership website, social media, or even on streaming platforms. Share your IEEE story about what it means to be an IEEE member today.

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To help you get started, pick any of the following questions to answer:

  • How has being a member of IEEE influenced your life?
  • Describe a challenge you've faced in your engineering career and how IEEE helped you overcome it.
  • Share a success story you've had through the association.
  • Why should others join our engineering association, based on your personal experience?

Answer any of these questions using video footage, images, demonstration, but be sure to include footage of you answering the question prompt. Remember, just be yourself and tell us about your unique IEEE experience!

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Call for IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board (HTB) Committee Members

Get involved with humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at IEEE by volunteering on an IEEE HTB committee (includes IEEE SIGHT). HTB is looking for passionate volunteers around the world ready to carry out and support impactful humanitarian technology activities at the local level. Please complete THIS FORM, (structured by area of interest and experience) to apply.

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Spotlight on IEEE Members Featured in Secured Media Coverage

AI Ranked the Most Important Technology in 2024, IEEE Survey Finds. IEEE Fellow Tom Coughlin and IEEE member Carmen Fontana discuss key findings from the IEEE Tech in 2024 Survey. Read More

8 Top Industries for Private 5G. IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski discusses 5G adoption in various industries heading into 2024. Read More

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.

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This IEEE Milestone event tells the origin story behind RenderMan®, the software that has revolutionized computer graphics since the mid-1980s. It has been used in every Pixar movie, and for the special effects seen in movies, TV, and on streaming services - and also for the content recognized with every Visual Effects Oscar® for 17 straight years.

You will hear from the early pioneers who created RenderMan®, including two Turing Award winners. Some of the presenters have personally received Oscar®s for their work - including the first one given for software. See the unveiling of the IEEE Milestone bronze plaque that recognizes the huge impact of RenderMan® on the world of special effects, and whose impact is now seen worldwide on a daily basis.

This event was broadcast live from the Steve Jobs Theater at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA USA: Friday, 8 December 2023.

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IEEE Volunteering: Where Opportunity Meets Flexibility

You don’t have to compromise your schedule to make an impact. Quickly create your free IEEE Volunteering Profile to find opportunities that fit your lifestyle, and advertise your own opportunities to over 4,100+ IEEE Members across Regions and organizational units!

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Save Your Spot! 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.

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Free Webinar -- Leading Your Technical Team: Sharpening Your Skills as a Technical Leader

Whether you’re a seasoned technical leader or have recently moved into a leadership role, IEEE invites you to join us for a free webinar on 24 January at 12pm ET about the challenges leaders of technical teams face and practical ways to improve your own leadership skills in 2024 by actively developing and practicing exemplary leadership skills. Save your seat today!

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Is one of your 2024 resolutions to learn a new skill or subject?

Indulge in the latest trends and practical applications with eLearning on hot topics in tech such as IoT, Wi-Fi 6, Configuration Management, Digital Privacy, High Performance Computing, Minigrids, and more! The IEEE Learning Network has hundreds of hours of on-demand eLearning in many areas of emerging technology and career development. In just a few clicks, you can be on your way to accomplishing your goals for this new year.

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EPICS in IEEE 15th Anniversary Celebration Begins!

EPICS in IEEE launched its 15th Anniversary Celebration at the Rising Stars Event! Click here to learn more about what this milestone means for the EPICS in IEEE program. EPICS looks forward to celebrating the past, present and future of this impactful program with you!

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Add Digital Badges to Your Event!

IEEE Credentialing offers digital badges and certificates for events and conferences. Digital badges appeal to attendees because they show employers you have learned a new skill set or attended an important industry event. Badges and certificates can also be shared on social media, websites, emails and blogs. Learn more about how you can add value to your events.

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EPICS in IEEE Project Spotlight: Game Changer

Thanks to their “Adaptive Mouse” project – a finalist in EPICS in IEEE’s “Access and Abilities Competition” — University of Florida students hope to enable those with limb differences to enjoy the world of gaming. Check out the latest article!

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Register for Global Classroom Visits from IEEE TryEngineering

Are you an engineer looking to make a difference in the lives of school-aged children? Global Classroom Visits powered by IEEE TryEngineering is a new platform that provides a way for engineers and technical professionals to connect with pre-university teachers and schedule a virtual visit to their classroom. Visit the registration page today to learn more and get started!

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2024 STEM Grants: Now Accepting Applications!

The IEEE STEM Grant Program from TryEngineering is designed to support STEM outreach programs across the globe that benefit school-aged children. If you are a volunteer committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers through STEM outreach, consider applying for a 2024 STEM Grant today!

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The 2023 IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference was the largest one ever!

This year's Student Leadership Conference had over 250 HKN students from across the world gathered at the University of Houston on 3-5 November 2023 for three days of 20 impactful sessions and engaging discussions, 4 workshops, 4 regional meetings, and a recruitment fair featuring 35 companies, IEEE Societies, and Graduate Schools. Read more and watch how the video recap captures the excitement of the conference.

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Tap into the benefits of your IEEE membership: Get an additional 50% off three IEEE eLearning courses now!

Jump into the new year with fresh skills! IEEE has 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. Start learning today with IEEE eLearning!

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IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute is back for 2024!

The IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute, an engineering camp for teens between the ages of 13-17, is a great learning atmosphere to explore engineering interests, make friends, and build a sense of independence. During our sessions, students will focus on hands-on engineering projects and experience college campus living. Learn more about our 2024 college locations and sessions. Family of IEEE save 10%!

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Pathways to Industry is coming February 2024!

The HKN Pathways to Industry is a 3-day, virtual conference that prepares students to enter the workforce and advises young professionals on how to advance through career coaching and professional development. The conference is open to all and features two Recruitment Fairs, open networking, and interactive sessions led by industry and academic experts who want to help you to succeed!

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Register for IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA 2024 Sessions -- Special 10% Member discount available

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 program Registration is now open for our 2024 Sessions in March and September. Special 10% discount for IEEE members. Save your seat today!

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Protecting Your Information in the Cyber Age

Do you feel like your digital information is protected? According to Norton LifeLock, 85% of adults want to do more to protect their online privacy. As consumers express concern and global regulations tighten, it is important to understand the premise of digital privacy and how to comply with it. Read more in "Protecting Your Information in the Cyber Age."

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Registration for 2024 IEEE Leading Technical Teams Sessions Now Available

Elevate your leadership skills with IEEE Leading Technical Teams, a live training program. Harness the power of collaboration, innovation, and effective communication to excel in an ever-evolving world. Registration is currently open for 2024 sessions with in-person and virtual options available.

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IEEE Spectrum Stories

Why Li-Fi Might be Better than Wi-Fi

IEEE Member Volker Jungnickel, an expert on IEEE's new standard, weighs in.

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Artificial Intelligence is a Top Priority for Tech Leaders in 2024.

AI will improve cybersecurity they said in IEEE survey.

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This Engineer’s Job Is to Keep Arkansas Nuclear One Safe.

IEEE Member Sarah Ansari ensures the power plant remains current on standards and regulations.

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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: