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The awards and recognition program of the Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) is designed to promote, recognize, and reward excellence in promoting the interests of IEEE as reflected in the operations of MGA and IEEE geographic unit activities (Regions, Councils, Areas, Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches, and Student Branch Chapters). The MGA awards and recognition program is administered by the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee (MGA ARC).

 

Call for nominations: MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award: deadline 15 May

Every three years, the MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who, over a long and sustained period of leadership, contributed in an exemplary manner to the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board, its activities and achievements, and the attainment of its goals and objectives. Selection criteria, the link to the nomination portal, and more information on the MGA awards process are available.

Candidates must be IEEE Senior member grade or higher. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE.

The deadline for nominations is 15 May 2014 (for completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement).

 
 

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Call for nominations: MGA Outstanding Section Awards: deadline 15 May

Each year, the MGA Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one large Section and one small Section (across all Regions) to recognize their excellent work and successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public. The recipient Sections are acknowledged for maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and affinity groups within their geographic boundaries.

The MGA Awards and Recognition Committee is excited to announce that a new category (Medium) was approved by the MGA Board in November 2013.

Beginning this year, three awards will be presented, as follows:

  • Large Section = 1,501 or more members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year;
  • Medium Section = 501–1,500 members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year (new in 2014);
  • Small Section = 500 or fewer members (including Students) as of 31 December of the prior year.

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014.

 
 

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2013 MGA Award recipients

At its 23 November 2013 meeting, the IEEE MGA Board approved the 2013 MGA Award recipients. The MGA Awards and Recognition Committee received many nominations recognizing the accomplishments of candidates whose contributions encompass the vision, mission, and goals of MGA. On behalf of the MGA Board and the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee, thank you to all the members who took the time to submit nominations.

 
 

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MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients announced

On 29 June 2013, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board selected the following recipients of the 2013 MGA Outstanding Large and Small Section Awards:

  • 2013 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award recipient is the IEEE North Jersey Section from Region 1;
  • 2013 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award recipient is the IEEE Green Mountain Section from Region 1.

Congratulations to the North Jersey and Green Mountain 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. There is also a section of the page highlighting some of the 2012 calendar year activities of the recipients and nominees.

 
 

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Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Awards

MGA presents Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Awards, which specifically recognize support provided to IEEE and its members in support of its goals, by firms, divisions of firms, or individuals. Nominators can submit individuals or organizations for Friend Awards, and awards can be earned at the Supporting or Sustaining level. Please complete the online award nomination form. There is no deadline for these awards; they can be distributed throughout the year.

 
 

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