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.
Kathy Herring Hayashi, San Diego Section - “For outstanding innovation and leadership in initiating the successful "IEEE Evening of Innovation" industry collaboration for members with the IEEE Honors Ceremony.”
The MGA Leadership Award is presented to those individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities, which support MGA goals at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.
Supavadee Aramvith, Thailand Section - “For outstanding leadership and contributions in delivering joint MGA and EAB educational activities that significantly benefit members in the IEEE Asia Pacific Region.”
Juan Carlos Miguez, Uruguay Section - “For exemplary leadership in the formation of the Uruguay Section, outstanding contributions to Region 9, and leading volunteers in organizing successful IEEE international conferences.”
Humphrey M. Muhindi, Kenya Section - “For distinguished leadership and contributions in promoting IEEE activities for the benefit of the Kenya Section.”
The MGA Achievement Award is presented individuals, or a team, involved with MGA and its organizational units for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the MGA goals. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations.
T. Scott Atkinson, Central Texas Section - “For outstanding service in employing innovative ideas to improve Life Members engagement.”
Sudeendra T. Koushik, Bangalore Section - “For exemplary contributions in increasing member engagement in the IEEE Bangalore Section.”
Carl James Debono, Malta Section - “For outstanding leadership and dedication in enhancing conferences and technical activities in Region 8.”
Team: Nikitha Radhakrishnan, Seemita, Pal, Emily Barrett, Richland Section - “For organizing a highly successful Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit in the USA Pacific Northwest.”
Stuart Wecker, Phoenix Section - “For successfully managing the Arizona Science Lab which has benefited a large number of students.”
Nestor Mace, Uruguay Section - “For the conception and implementation of a successful annual tutorial program in the Uruguay Section.”
The MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of IEEE Young Professionals operations. The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals, or a team (maximum two teams per year), involved with Young Professionals activities who are recognized for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the Young Professionals goals and/or objectives. The individuals/teams nominated must be IEEE Young Professionals at the time of nomination.
Abdullateef Aliyu, Nigeria Section - “For outstanding contributions in organizing the first African Students and Young Professionals Congress and promoting IEEE activities in the Nigeria Section.”
Prasanth Mohan, Madras Section - “For outstanding leadership and contributions to Student and Young Professional activities.”
Aravindhan Anbazhagan, Madras Section - “For outstanding efforts in membership development, and engaging Students & Young Professionals.”
Vamsi Krishna Jadala, Hyderabad Section - “For exemplary leadership in promoting activities for Students and Young Professionals.”
Camila Seibel Gehrke, Bahia Section - “For distinguished leadership and outstanding contributions as a volunteer at the Section and Regional levels.”
Subodha Charles, Gainesville Section - “For substantial contributions to Student and Young Professionals in the Gainesville Section.”