MGA Scoop - May 2024

MGA Scoop

May 2024

Upcoming Events

  • Meet the 2025 IEEE President-Elect Candidates
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    21 June | 6:00 pm EDT
    The 'Meet the 2025 IEEE President-Elect Candidates Forum' will be held on Friday, 21 June 2024, from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm EDT/ UTC 22:00, at the IEEE Meeting Series in Toronto, Canada. The event will be livestreamed for IEEE members not attending the meeting series.

    The candidates, John P. Verboncoeur, Mary Ellen Randall, and S. K. Ramesh, will answer questions on issues important to IEEE members. 2024 IEEE President and CEO Tom Coughlin will host and moderate the event.

    Submit your questions for the candidates.

    We encourage you to join this event to hear directly from the 2025 IEEE President-Elect candidates ahead of this year’s election.

    Learn more about the candidates at:

    Register today for this important livestream event. A recording of the event will be made available as well.

  • IEEE WIE 2024 Manga Story Contest - Submit Your Stories


    WIE Manga Story Contest

    Deadline 3 May
    Want to become a published author? Send in your stories for the 2024 Manga Story Contest! For guidelines, to submit, and to get inspired from the 2023 stories: Visit

  • IEEE Women in Engineering - Professional Development Webinars

    8 May | 11 am EDT
    a. Panel Discussion: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion for Engineering and Technology Education in Emerging Areas.

    22 May | 11 am EDT
    b. Webinar: Working in Academia as an International Woman.

MGA Geo-Units Award Approval Process

All MGA geographic units and MGA Committees must follow the following award approval process: the 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 should 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 appropriate MGA Awards Template and sent to the MGA ARC Chair at:

CLICK HERE: to find the MGA Awards Template and information about the 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:

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: CLICK HERE

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

For questions about MGA Awards Program, contact:

Call for Nominations - IEEE Award for Distinguished Ethical Practices

IEEE Award for Distinguished Ethical Practices

Do you know someone who has risen above others, demonstrating the highest standards of ethics and integrity? Or, are you part of an organization that has inspired others to share a vision of extraordinary ethical principles and practices? We want to honor and celebrate their contributions!

The IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee (EMCC) is pleased to announce the 2024 nomination period for the IEEE Award for Distinguished Ethical Practices. This award recognizes an IEEE member, or an organization employing IEEE members, for exemplary ethical behavior or persuasive advocacy of ethical practices.

Nominators will be asked to consider:

  • What was happening (or not happening) that the nominee felt was unethical?
  • In what ways did the nominee demonstrate ethical leadership, courage, innovation, or honor to make the situation better?
  • What was the overall impact of the nominee's actions?

Nominations will be accepted from 1 April through 1 July 2024.

The award recipient will be announced in November 2024.

For more information, including eligibility, requirements, and access to the Nomination Form, please visit the EMCC-Award web page.

For questions about the award, please contact:

Access Cutting-Edge Research from IEEE

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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Invest in Your Team with the IEEE Professional Development Suite

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Keep your team ahead of the curve on technical topics and enhance managerial skills with IEEE's collection of specialized training programs developed for technical teams. Flexible options available to suit the needs of any organization and professionals at any stage of their career. Special discounts for IEEE Members! Learn more and empower your team today.

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IEEE Foundation Virtual Presentation - Speaking of Numbers—Measurement, Quantification, and the Kelvin Dictum

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Please mark your calendar for 29 May 2024, at 2:00 pm Eastern time, and join us for a virtual presentation! The IEEE Foundation and IEEE History Center will celebrate the bicentenary of Lord Kelvin’s birth on 26 June 1824: Speaking of Numbers—Measurement, Quantification, and the Kelvin Dictum. The keynote speaker, Daniel Jon Mitchell DPhil., Senior Historian of the IEEE History Center will explore the deep meaning of "The Kelvin Dictum" quoted above in its historical context.

For Kelvin and those he inspired, measurement was just one part of a more extensive program of quantification that spanned concept formation, physical theory, mathematics, and metrology. When viewed this way, quantification becomes a central theme that unifies Kelvin's significant achievements in science and engineering—and stands as a considerable achievement in its own right.

We are excited to have you join us as we present a rich historical picture of Lord Kelvin’s remarkable achievements.

Please Register Here:

For additional information, contact Laura Bessey, Donor Engagement Specialist, at: or +1 732-465-7817.

Reminder: Update Your Contact Information and Election Communication Preferences


The 2024 IEEE Annual Election will begin on 15 August for all eligible voting members on record as of 30 June. To ensure participation in the election, members are encouraged to review and update their professional and educational information, address information, and election communication preferences by 30 June. Please consider supporting IEEE's Climate Change initiatives by selecting electronic communication preferences.

Update Your Member Profile

IEEE REACH, Aids STEM Education in Uganda

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In 2021, with support from the IEEE Africa Council, the Uganda Section, and the Corporate Development team, the IEEE History Center worked with UNESCO on a co-branded IEEE REACH pre-university, student engagement in Uganda, Africa.

REACH ( provides secondary educators with free resources that engage students in STEM by using historical narratives. The goal of the program is to improve technological literacy and it does so by highlighting the social relevance of technology, providing a unique STEM education pathway, especially for female students.

As a result of this engagement, which was conducted by two local NGOs, Silver Bolt and the Smart Girls Foundation, the REACH team and Silver Bolt were invited by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO to provide a STEM educator workshop. A representative of the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) facilitated this workshop and found substantial value in the REACH program. The representative later shared, “We appreciate the relevance of history in STEM cannot...think about something in science unless you understand the history behind it.”

Subsequently, in 2023, the MoES trained 7,600 Uganda educators on using the history of technology in the classroom. Training continues today. As expressed by the Uganda MoES representative, when students understand the history of technology they can grasp the concepts behind it, thus enabling them to solve problems they’ve identified in their local society.

Digital Certificates of IEEE Volunteering Debut on Collabratec

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During the August 2023 IEEE Sections Congress, volunteer leaders worldwide recommended improved incentives for IEEE volunteers. MGA has begun delivering on that recommendation.

IEEE Collabratec, the organization's professional networking and collaboration platform, has introduced a highly anticipated service: the mass delivery of digital certificates for IEEE volunteering for the organization's 25,000+ active volunteers. These certificates, especially valued by student members, validate the contributions of volunteers who lead committees or organize events. They serve as tangible proof of impact and can be included in portfolios presented to prospective employers. Each certificate is personalized to reflect the volunteer’s specific positions, enhancing credibility with professional design.

This new Collabratec service respects volunteers’ time; as responsibilities evolve, so do the certificates. When the IEEE volunteer roster is updated, the certificates of volunteering are updated, highlighting growth and impact within IEEE. Volunteers can navigate to the Certificates link on their Member console (accessible from the Home page), scroll down to their present and past positions, and click the download icon. Certificates can also be accessed via a dedicated ‘Certificates’ tab on the Members' profile page.

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Spotlight on IEEE Members Featured in Secured Media Coverage

Lidar sensors vulnerable to spoofing attacks, researchers say.

IEEE Senior Members Sri Saripalli and Phil Koopman discuss lidar sensor vulnerabilities in autonomous vehicles.

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Celebrate 15 Years of IEEE Day of 1 October 2024!

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Join us in commemorating the 15th anniversary of IEEE Day on October 1st, 2024! It’s not too early to start planning your events and activities to celebrate this annual event. We're excited to announce the launch of our new WhatsApp Channel where you can stay updated on all things IEEE Day. Engage with us, share your ideas, and celebrate IEEE Day 2024. Stay tuned for exclusive content and event updates.

For further details and ways to contribute, visit:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at IEEE: On-Demand Webinar

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Celebrate IEEE Education Week with the IEEE Diversity & Inclusion Committee! See activities, resources, and case studies to help you and your organizational unit grow diversity, equity, and inclusion on behalf of IEEE.

Watch Here

Offer Digital Badges to Conference Attendees and Increase Your ROI

The IEEE Credentialing program has reported that the number of digital badges issued this past year has increased over 160%. Technical professionals like to earn digital badges so they can share them on social media platforms and digital resumes. Digital badges can also show employers you have learned a new skill set or attended an important industry event. IEEE digital badges can then be linked back to an event or conferences website to increase your ROI or event attendance. To learn more about how your event can benefit, please contact us at:

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Explore New EPICS in IEEE Project Videos on YouTube

Ready to explore the intersection of engineering education and community impact? Dive into captivating interviews and inspiring student project videos on the EPICS in IEEE YouTube channel! Subscribe to be a part of this journey towards a sustainable future! Start watching the latest uploads.

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EPICS Project Videos

EPICS in IEEE Annual Report: Wrapping up our Best Year Yet!

Check out the EPICS in IEEE 2023 Annual Report. The Annual Report shares stories and highlights from 2023 made possible by generous contributions of EPICS in IEEE donors as well as our strategic partnerships.

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Is Your Company Capitalizing on the “Development Dynamic?"

Experts agree that developing leaders and promoting a culture of innovation and learning will increase employee engagement and retention, boost sales and profitability, and move your organization forward. Within the fast-moving, rapidly-evolving, and competitive tech arena, the IEEE Professional Development Suite is uniquely adapted to support this culture of innovation and learning. Read more about how to develop the essential business and leadership skills needed to bridge the gap between engineering and leadership with IEEE.

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Access IEEE Education Week Resources On-Demand

While IEEE Education Week is over, learning doesn't stop here. Be sure to check out the IEEE Education Week website throughout the year to see new educational resources from IEEE. Explore the website to access various educational resources!

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Education Week!

Register for IEEE Leading Technical Teams Upcoming Sessions

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 TryEngineering Partnership with Keysight Technology

TryEngineering is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Keysight! The goal of this collaboration is to build awareness of engineering in school-aged children, through the promotion and development of key lesson plans. Check out the sponsored lesson plans:

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Register a Teen for the IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute

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. Learn more about our 2024 college locations and sessions. Friends and family of IEEE save 10%!

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Are you HKN?

If you were ever inducted into IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) you are ALWAYS HKN! If IEEE-HKN is not on your IEEE membership card, it is not in your IEEE record. Reconnect with HKN today:

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Gain New Skills with the IEEE eLearning Library

Provide your team with the training they need to succeed in 2024. Online learning's popularity has increased in recent years. The accessibility and asynchronicity provides technical professionals with a larger variety of course options. Expand your team's knowledge and skills with the IEEE eLearning Library. Learn how to access is available for yourself or your company.

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Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable Future - New Microlearning Course

Introducing IEEE’s newest elearning course format! Learn what you need to know about crucial climate change-related topics in one sitting. This short, seven-module online course will teach you about intelligent urban networks that could alleviate congestion, suggested hybrid home energy management systems for emission reduction, sustainable IoT device development solutions, insights into battery swapping stations for electric vehicles, and much more! Get started today!

Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable Future

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Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available: HERE

  • Interested in using Google Meet? 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: