MGA 2019 Individual Award Recipients
At the IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Board 23 November 2019 meeting, the awards for the MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational, MGA Innovation, MGA Leadership, MGA Achievement, and MGA Young Professionals Achievement were selected.
The following individuals were selected as 2019 MGA Award recipients.
The MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award is presented to one individual annually, to recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and strategic objectives of MGA as related to transnational activities. This award is made in memory of Dr. Larry K. Wilson whose biography is listed below.
Takako Hashimito, Tokyo Section - “For inspiring leadership and contributions to IEEE Women in Engineering across the world with the mission: Inspire, Encourage, Engage and Empower.”
The MGA Innovation Award is presented to an individual, or a team, whose accomplishment/project is judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the strategic goals of MGA.
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2019/20 IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Recipients Announced
Rick Pieper, Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative, a Signature Program of the IEEE Foundation, announced that 135 high-achieving undergraduate electrical engineering students were recognized as 2019-2020 PES Scholars. These students represent 78 universities across the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico, and were selected from 326 applicants.
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