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MGA Outstanding Section Award recipients

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected the following recipients of the 2015 MGA Outstanding Large and Small Section Awards:

  • 2015 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE Kerala Section from Region 10;
  • 2015 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award recipient is the IEEE New Jersey Coast Section from Region 1;
  • 2015 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Nicaragua Section from Region 9.

Congratulations to the Kerala, New Jersey Coast, and Nicaragua Sections for being selected for these awards "for successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries."

This year’s recipients, as well as previous recipients, are listed on the MGA Outstanding Section Awards Web page. A section of the page includes highlights of the 2014 calendar-year activities of the recipients and nominees.

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vTools release announcement: usability and interface enhancements


Conference activity is now available on the Section Vitality Dashboard

Informed by discussions at IEEE Sections Congress 2014, customer surveys, and ongoing feedback, the global IEEE Meetings, Conferences and Events (MCE) management staff has been working on ways to better support the full scope of your conference needs. Recently, they focused on providing data that you can use to drive decisions and communication, understanding that you value transparency into conferences and events occurring within your Section.

This information can be used as a tool for you to:

  • promote IEEE activity in your area;
  • provide value to your members through local events;
  • strategically partner with IEEE conferences;
  • perhaps offer conference sponsorship from your Section.

MGA and MCE announce that real-time and on-demand conference activity reports are now available to all IEEE Sections on the new "IEEE Conferences" tab, which has been added to the Section Vitality Dashboard. A tutorial is also available within the dashboard.

The new Conference Dashboard contains three parts:

  • conference activity by geographic unit sponsor;
  • upcoming approved conferences by location;
  • conferences pie chart by Region.

Access the Section Vitality Dashboard and the new IEEE Conferences tab

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Last Call for Nominations: 2016 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions: deadline 1 August

**This message sent on behalf of Ralph M. Ford, MGA NandA Committee Chair **

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2016 MGA Committee Member and Liaison positions. A complete list of available MGA positions, committee descriptions, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available.

Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2015.

Positions include:

MGA Committee Members

  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
  • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence Committee
  • MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
  • MGA Advisory Committee
  • MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
  • IEEE Life Members Committee
  • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
  • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
  • MGA Strategic Direction and Environmental Assessment Committee
  • MGA Student Activities Committee
  • MGA vTools Committee
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees

  • IEEE Conferences Committee (two members)
  • IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) (two members)
  • IEEE New Initiatives Committee
  • IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
  • IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee

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Some articles may have been compiled from internal IEEE communications, as well as Society newsletters.

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