MGA Scoop - February 2024

MGA Scoop

February 2024

Upcoming Events

  • Save the Date: IEEE Education Week 2024


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    14-20 April 2024
    IEEE Education Week is taking place from 14-20 April 2024! Join in on a week of educational fun as we highlight programs and resources for students, educators, and technical professionals on their journey of lifelong learning. Help spread the word about IEEE Education Week by sharing events and updates with your region, helping organize local and virtual events, and more. Visit on how you can get involved!

2024 Call for Nominations – Friend of MGA Awards

The Friend of MGA awards are designed to recognize support provided to IEEE and its members by firms, divisions of firms, or individuals (non-IEEE members). Nominators can submit nominations for individuals or organizations for a Friend Award at the supporting or sustaining level.

Nominations for this award can be submitted at any time during the year.

To learn more about the Friend of IEEE MGA Awards: HERE.

CLICK HERE: to submit a nomination for Friend of MGA Award.

For questions about MGA Awards Program, contact:

Intensive Wireless Communications Course Series Offered in March & April

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An in-depth review of the major areas of wireless communications is provided within the four courses in the series: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication; Network and Service Architecture; Cellular Networks; and Non-cellular Wireless Systems. Complete all 4 courses and earn a digital badge!

David Martin, a past participant in this course series noted that the courses provided “Just the right depth with the respect to technical details.” And Kung Chi Cinnati Loi who participated in the Fundamentals of Wireless Communication course in the series shared that “The concepts are very well presented and many times the instructor gave commonly acceptable rule of thumb values, which helps a lot in understanding the system as opposed to working out all of the math.”

Learn More about this course series. Individuals can register for all four courses in the series at once and save 25% with promo code IWCS2024. For organizational access, learn more.

Why Enterprises Need Cyber Insurance — How and What to Buy

IEEE Senior Member Kayne McGladrey discusses cyber insurance and the variations between different brokers and policies.

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IoT Data Powers the Metaverse

IEEE Member Todd Richmond discusses the relationship between IoT and the metaverse.

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Celebrate IEEE Foundation Day

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It’s time to reflect on the impact shaped by time, talent and treasure during a Celebration of Heart on 16 February 2024: IEEE Foundation Day. The day connects to the Foundation’s vision to be the heart of IEEE charitable giving and philanthropy. It’s the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the donors and volunteers that make IEEE philanthropic programs possible and, in turn, those whose lives have been transformed.

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IEEE Spectrum Stories

The LEO Satellite Industry Needs More Engineers

IEEE is holding educational workshops about the field.

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IEEE Receives Grant to Develop Lesson Plans On Semiconductors

Students will learn about the industry thanks to funding from “onsemi”.

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This Rice University Professor Developed Cancer-Detection Technology

IEEE Senior Member Rebecca Richards-Kortum's imaging system eliminates the need for a biopsy.

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IEEE Women in Engineering News- New Manga Comic Released

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Reizei's phone is hacked! What will Riko-chan do now?

Find out by downloading the 4th episode of the #IEEEWIEManga comic, 'Riko-chan: The Science Solver' by Devidas Kulkarni. HERE.

Note: Manga comics are read from the right to the left frame. IEEE WIE Manga comics come with a seal of approval from Bruno, IEEE Foundation Chief Canine.


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IEEE WIE Awards - Application submission deadline - 31 March 2024.

Apply Here

IEEE Society Members: Unlock Your Free IEEE DataPort Subscription

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If you're looking to further your research or access research datasets, take advantage of your free individual subscription to IEEE DataPort. All IEEE Society members automatically have a free individual subscription to IEEE DataPort, the go-to resource for accessing, storing, and managing research data. Just login to IEEE DataPort using your society member credentials to activate your free individual subscription.

IEEE DataPort has more than 6 million global users and over 5,000 datasets and with your free individual subscription you'll get access to all 5,000+ datasets in the cloud or by direct download. Almost all IEEE DataPort datasets have a CC-BY license so datasets can be copied, analyzed, or used for any other purpose with proper attribution.

Since IEEE DataPort is integrated with over 190 IEEE journals, you can easily upload your dataset and link it to your manuscript to strengthen your submission and support research reproducibility.

Just login. to IEEE DataPort using your society member credentials to activate your free individual subscription, a $480 annual value.

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IEEE | Rutgers Online Mini-MBA - Register for Upcoming Sessions

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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 2024 Sessions in March and September.

Special 10% discount for IEEE members. Save your seat today!

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Register for IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute 2024

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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 the 2024 college locations and sessions. Family of IEEE save 10%!

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Register for IEEE Leading Technical Teams - February & March Sessions Available

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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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Pathways to Industry is coming February 2024!

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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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Add More Value to Your IEEE Conferences

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Add value to your conferences by offering IEEE Certificates (either PDHs or CEUs) and digital badges. Did you know that Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be used to help technical professionals maintain professional licenses and are recognized globally, while Continuing Education Units(CEUs) are mainly recognized in North America and can be used for educational credit?

Digital badges appeal to attendees because they show employers you have learned a new skill set or attended an important industry event. Learn more on how you can offer these stackable micro-credentials to your attendees in 2024.

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IEEE Receives Grant to Develop Lesson Plans On Semiconductors

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The semiconductor company Onsemi recently awarded the IEEE Foundation a two-year grant for IEEE TryEngineering to develop content about semiconductor technology for middle school students and their teachers!

Read more about how this collaboration will globally impact classrooms and provide support for STEM teachers!

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Celebrating Brilliant Minds and a Bright Future: IEEE EAB Awards

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IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognize and honor major contributions to engineering and technical education. Awards are given for meritorious activities in accreditation, continuing education, educational innovation, pre-university education, service to the IEEE EAB, employee professional development, informal education systems, and related achievements that advance the practice of engineering and engineering education.

First year graduate students (2024-2025) are eligible to apply and there is also a fellowship and a scholarship awarded to rising stars studying engineering. Nominations and applications are currently being accepted!

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Add 'Learn a New Skill' to Your 2024 Resolutions

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Resolutions can be difficult to keep, but your goal to develop yourself professionally doesn't have to be! Learn the latest trends and practical applications with eLearning on hot topics 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 reaching your goals.

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Register for Global Classroom Visits from IEEE TryEngineering

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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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A New Home for Standards Resources

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Standards Resources are now available on the Teaching Excellence Hub. If you’re looking for ways to integrate Standards into your curriculum, then look no further. The Teaching Excellence Hub is now the home of the articles, videos and resources that were previously released by IEEE Standards University.

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What's New on the Teaching Excellence Hub Portal

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Don't bother googling for new learning technologies, project based learning or professional resources, the Teaching Excellence Hub (TEH) has you covered. The TEH is a valuable collaboration between IEEE Educational Activities and IEEE Education Society.

It is a source for curated content where you will find information with an emphasis on current developments and best practices in Engineering Computing and Technology. Explore today.

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Call for Service-Learning Projects that Benefit Humanity

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Call for Service-Learning Projects that Benefit Humanity

EPICS in IEEE is announcing a May 1st Call for Proposal deadline. Students, faculty, and professionals have the opportunity to address the technological needs of communities through service-learning projects. EPICS in IEEE has partnered with the Industry Application Society (IAS) to support service-learning projects that align with the mission and vision of IAS.

Projects should include the design, development, and application of safe, sustainable, reliable, smart electrical systems, equipment and services. Learn more about application requirements.

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EPICS in IEEE Project Spotlight: No Time to Waste

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With support from EPICS in IEEE, the “Establishment of an Effective Recycling Center at Ankole Institute” initiative is helping communities in Uganda to reduce plastic waste while boosting their economy. Check out the latest project spotlight!

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Tune In: Career Conversations with IEEE-HKN President Ryan Bales

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In Episode 8 of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu's Career Conversations podcast, hosted by Amy Jones, Bales candidly discusses his journey navigating academia, work, and family in the dynamic field of electrical engineering. Tune in to gain valuable insights and a glimpse into the balancing act of a successful career from President Bales, and his plans for HKN in 2024.

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Find Out How Graduate Work will Help Your Career

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In this episode of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu's GradLab, Dr. Hulya Kirkici (HKN Governor, ECE Chair University of South Alabama) finishes the 4-episode miniseries demystifying the big picture of academia by discussing how your graduate research sets you up for success and how your skills set you up for a full time career in academia. Check it out!

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Shape the Future through Mentoring!

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IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is proud to announce the third annual Graduate Student Mentoring Program. Help shape the next generation of engineering leaders by signing up to be a mentor! Sign-ups close 23 February.

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Balancing the Risks and Rewards: The Ongoing Debate Over AI

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The continued growth of AI and with it being on the tail of many developments, has caused a host of repercussions and concerns to emerge. According to experts' statistics and predictions, the growth and evolution of AI will potentially drive mixed results that are expected to have both positive and negative ramifications on the future of society and the workplace.

Are you on top of the full extent of AI’s direction, impact on society and business, and evolving design requirements? Read more.

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Did You Know?


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Many IEEE logos are available for download on the IEEE Brand Experience site!

The IEEE Brand Experience Site is the go-to place for all things brand. There you will find many resources to make it easier to represent the brand, including the IEEE Master Brand logo, as well as the logos of all IEEE Societies and Councils. View and download the assets below:

Be sure to reference the IEEE Brand Identity Guidelines for help on proper usage, guidance on minimum clear space and approved fonts.

Have a question or inquiry about an IEEE brand? Let us help you here.

MGA Geo Units Required Reporting Reminder and Annual Rebates Info

The 2024 IEEE Geographic Unit Rebates process will begin in the coming months, and MGA will soon start collecting information filed by each geographic unit. In order to qualify for the annual MGA dues rebate, units are required to submit the required reporting by their respective deadlines:

  • Annual financial report by 28 February
  • Annual officer report by 15 March
  • Meeting reports by 15 March

To file meeting reports for your unit’s 2023 events, go to: vTools Events.

To review and update your unit’s officer roster, please go to vTools Officer Reporting. Please note, if you have recently submitted an officer reporting change, it may still be pending. To avoid processing delays, please refrain from submitting multiple reports.

As a friendly reminder, minimum event requirements and activity bonus qualifications are as follows:

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Click the link below for more information about the Geographic Unit reporting requirements and rebates.

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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: