Student and Graduate Student Members can SOLVE and WIN the world's most extreme programming challenge!  The winning team members claim ultimate bragging rights and are recognized as some of the world's top up-and-coming programmers. The 1st place team wins an all-expense-paid trip to the IEEE conference of their choice anywhere in the world. Second and third place teams will receive IEEEXtreme Cash Awards in the amount of US$400.00 and US$300.00 per team member respectively.

This year proctors had an opportunity to pre-register for the competition. Please visit Schools with Pre-Registered Proctors for the list per region.

The IEEEXtreme 13.0 team will post event information on Facebook and on the official event website. Check back often for more details. 

SIGHT is looking for passionate volunteers’ eager to expand SIGHT’s reach and further its mission. On Tuesday, 1 October, IEEE SIGHT begins accepting applicants for its 2020 SIGHT Steering Committee (SSC) and related subcommittees. The 2020 Committee will consist of:

·        2020 IEEE SIGHT Chair - appointed by the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Chair

·        IEEE SIGHT Immediate Past Chair - not accepting applicants for this position 

·        Projects & Assessment Chair

·        Operations Chair

·        Education Chair

·        Communications Chair

Position descriptions for the four open roles on the 2020 SSC can be found in the Call for Applicants. Please apply using the SSC Application Form before 30 October 2019.

The IEEE Conference Education Program is a great way for OU, conference leaders and organizers to stay current with best practices, policy, resources and skills needed for successful IEEE conference and event organizing.

Learning tracks for the primary conference roles – General Chair, Treasurer, Technical Program, Publications and Event Planning – make it easy to gain the knowledge and skills need for success.

Add your name to the list for alerts about upcoming webinars, new courses and resources. Please forward and encourage others in your unit to sign up too!

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For those in the engineering and technical community, it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments. The IEEE Learning Network (ILN) has the online content members seek to refresh their skills. ILN offers access to learning content from across IEEE. There are over 800 courses on core and emerging technologies, leadership skills, and engaging technical subjects. Many of these courses, taught by industry leaders, offer CEUs and PDHs for continuing professional development.

Special offer for IEEE members: Get 50% off the following courses by using the code ILNSCOOP at checkout!

Call for IEEE Program Evaluators for Accreditation Activities

Do you want to contribute to the achievement of high-quality educational standards of engineering and engineering technology programs? Do you want to interact directly with students from which future employees will be recruited? Do you want the opportunity to network and interact with fellow program evaluators, faculty members, and institutional executives?  These are just some of the benefits you will experience as an IEEE Program Evaluator. 

The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) is seeking qualified professionals from industry, government and academic sectors to serve as Program Evaluators to assist in accrediting Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc. The deadline for submitting an application is 1 November 2019.  This is strictly a volunteer position.

IEEE learning content at your fingertips

IEEE is proud to introduce the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) which now makes it easier for IEEE members and others in the engineering and technical community to find the IEEE online learning content that seek. ILN offers easy access to online learning content from 14 organizational units across IEEE, all in one place. There are more than 800 courses on core and emerging technologies, leadership skills, and engaging technical subjects. Many of these courses offer CEU's and PHDs. This allows engineers to get the credits necessary to maintain their professional licenses and advance their careers.

As an IEEE member, you qualify for discounts on most courses on the ILN at hyperlink to

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Continuing its successful multi-year year implementation, the MGA 2019 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) is set to launch on 5 September 2019, with a class of 66 volunteers, 63 mentors, 15 sessions and 12+ speakers.

The Members & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board agreed to pilot the program in 2013, with 19 graduates, and later approved its implementation. Since then, the VoLT program continues to thrive, boasting over 250 graduates by end of 2018. VoLT graduates represent all IEEE Regions and over 100 Sections.

“From the start, the purpose of the VoLT program has been to empower volunteers to become more engaged, take positions of leadership within their units and later within the larger IEEE,” said Loretta J Arellano, a senior IEEE Volunteer from Region 6 and the program founder.

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders. 

If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:

MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award

MGA Innovation Award

MGA Leadership Award

MGA Achievement Award

MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award

Please visit the MGA Award nomination web page to 
review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements and link to the portal for nominations.

The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2019
 (for completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement). 

Ø  Nominate a colleague now

Please note:  MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.

Please e-mail MGA Awards with any questions about the MGA Awards and Recognition Program.