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 Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) operations.
The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals or teams involved with GOLD 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 GOLD goals and/or objectives.
The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to GOLD. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units; not on professional achievement.
A few examples of the contributions for which past MGA GOLD Achievement Award recipients have been recognized include: