Your GoogleApps@IEEE account can now be enabled for 2-Step verification(2SV). This added layer of security will help to protect your account from unauthorized access.

What is 2-Step Verification?

2SV is a process that requires two steps to access your account. You must:

1.    Verify who you are through a password (something you know)

2.    Receive an access code delivered to a device (something you have)

Learn more about 2SV or enable 2SV for your account today.

New Opportunities to Learn and Network in Ottawa Canada this August

“Leading our Global Technical Community” is the theme of the 2020 IEEE Sections Congress, which is scheduled to take place from 21 to 23 August in Ottawa Canada. The congress, held every three years, is sponsored by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board. 


IEEE Sections Congress is the triennial flagship event hosted by IEEE that brings together influencers and leaders from our 430,000 members spanning 165 countries, including technical professionals, corporate and academic leaders, key contributors and entrepreneurs to learn about IEEE products and programs.


After participating in Sections Congress, volunteers can apply what they’ve learned by introducing new programs and initiatives within their local communities.


The three-day event will offer a program designed to help delegates navigate and create a personalized schedule to meet their needs. There are over 40 breakout sessions, interactive ignite and panel sessions- with the option to select between overview and in-depth sessions. Overview sessions, offer general concepts at an introductory level and in-depth sessions offer expert details for attendees familiar with a topic.

Topics will fall within one of three tracks:

       Why We Lead - To Advance Technology for the Benefit of Humanity

       Where We Lead - In Fostering Professional Networks and Engaging Technical Communities

       How We Lead - By Developing Organizational Knowledge and Leadership Skills

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.

The TryEngineering Summer Institute gives teens the opportunity to explore a variety of engineering disciplines in a fun, hands-on way. The two-week program, for students in grades 9 - 12, is scheduled at The University of California, Riverside; Texas A&M University, in College Station; and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in Queens, N.Y. Plans are underway to add one more location in the New England area. 

Early bird special: save $100 by registering before 1 February.


Active IEEE members save an additional $100 off.

https://tryengineeringinstitute.ieee.org/?utm_source=scoop&utm_medium=jan2020newsletter&utm_campaign=tesi2020 

The new 3-course program produced in cooperation with Nokia, 5G Networks, is now available on the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). These courses were designed to help technical professionals receive an in-depth view of performance requirements, future scenarios, and the roadmap to implementation. Get the course today by visiting iln.ieee.org. 

https://iln.ieee.org/public/contentdetails.aspx?id=B96F682CED784CC9B1A14CB558ECCFB7&utm_source=scoop&utm_medium=jan2020newsletter&utm_campaign=5gpromo

As of 1 December, Member Discounts Marketplace will feature a new offer for members in UK.  Members are eligible to receive a 5% discount from on a variety of insurance products. This cover is uniquely suited to the needs of contractors, consultants and other technologists who need coverage for various periods of time.  Available products include the following: Professional Indemnity (including Cyber Liability), Public Liability, Employer's Liability, Cyber Breach Response, Directors & Officers, Contents Insurance, Business Interruption, Personal Accident, Buildings Insurance and Legal Expenses.  Members must login at www.ieee.org/discounts to access the vendor site through Marketplace.

Member Discounts Marketplace is a new feature of Member Discounts, which offers exclusive, time-sensitive savings opportunities.  Country/Region eligibility varies by vendor.  These deals may only last a few months, so be sure to act quickly.

Gain valuable insights on industry trends, explore the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for engineers, and celebrate the pioneers that made it all possible at the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges (VIC) Summit & Honors Ceremony. The next event, with a focus on immersive technologies, will be held on 15 May 2020 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. For updated information as it becomes available, go to: ieee-vics.org.

 VIC Summit

Videos from the 2019 Honors Ceremony, individual award presentations, interviews, and Summit presentations can be viewed on the Awards Channel at IEEE.tv.

#IEEEVICSUMMIT#IEEEHonors

If your IEEE section or chapter is active on social media, you're likely always looking for relevant social content to share with your audiences. Good news: help is here!

A new toolkit has been created by the Corporate Communications & Brand Marketing team to provide ready-to-post content for social media that aims to position IEEE and its thought leadership in technology.

The content covers key technology areas and include links that point back to IEEE resources, such as IEEE magazines, open access articles, videos, newsletters, blogs, IEEE Public Visibility campaigns, IEEE Transmitter, and more. Posts are available for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter social media platforms. Plus, the posts are formatted so that preview images (associated with the link) will automatically populate when you post.

This social media content resource is available for use by both staff and volunteers. To access it, simply go to the IEEE social media toolkit, “Social Media Content” and enter your IEEE credentials.

Content will be updated on a rolling basis, so check back often!