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MGA Outstanding Large, Medium, and Small Section Awards are awarded to one large Section, one medium Section, and one small Section each year, for their 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 MGA Outstanding Section Award recipients

Large - IEEE Kerala Section, Region 10

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

  2014 2015
Chair Ravindran Srinivasan Unni Sankar
Vice Chair

Unni Sankar

Sameer Muhammed

Secretary Sabarinath Pillai Sarada Jayakrishnan
Treasurer Sameer Muhammed Jithin Krishnan


Medium - IEEE New Jersey Coast Section, Region 1

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts. 

Chair Ralph WyndrumRalph Wyndrum
Vice Chair Newman WilsonNewman Wilson
Secretary Frank LasloHoward Kradjel
Treasurer Rulei TingRulei Ting


Small - IEEE Nicaragua Section, Region 9

Congratulations to the following officers for their efforts.

Chair Bayardo Galan OcampoMario Aleman
Vice Chair Mario AlemanFidel Molina Carrillo
Secretary Arlen DonaireArlen Donaire
Treasurer Jaqueline Mejia DavilaJaqueline Mejia Davila


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Outstanding Large Section Award recipients

201510IEEE Kerala Section
201410IEEE Bangalore Section
20131IEEE North Jersey Section
20121IEEE Boston Section
20117IEEE Ottawa Section
20107IEEE Vancouver Section
200910IEEE Taipei Section
20089IEEE Peru Section
20073IEEE Melbourne Section
20062IEEE Pittsburgh Section
20057IEEE Ottawa Section
20041IEEE Long Island Section

Large Section = 1,501 or more members


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Outstanding Medium Section Award recipients

Region Section
2015 1 IEEE New Jersey Coast Section
2014 8 IEEE Croatia Section


Medium Section = 501 - 1,500 members

The Outstanding Medium Section Award was established in November 2013.


Outstanding Small Section Award recipients

20159IEEE Nicaragua Section
20149IEEE Panama Section
20131IEEE Green Mountain Section
20125IEEE Galveston Bay Section
20117IEEE London Section
20107IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section
20096IEEE Richland Section
200810IEEE South Australia Section
200710IEEE Shikoku Section
20065IEEE Oklahoma Section
20059IEEE Bahia Section
200410IEEE South Australia Section

Small Section = 500 or less members

In November 2003, the Outstanding Large and Small Section Awards were established.  These awards were presented as a substitute for the Outstanding Section Award.


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Outstanding Section Award recipients

200210IEEE Bombay Section
20012IEEE Philadelphia Section


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Activity highlights from this year's award recipients and nominees

The IEEE Kerala Section (R10) facilitates interaction between higher grade IEEE members and IEEE Student Branch members. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Programs were organized in various parts of the state, to which IEEE Student members are invited. Conferences were organized by the Section with plenary talks by senior IEEE members. Members were also made available to mentor participating Student members. The Section Level Distinguished Lecture Program (SDLP) has been constituted and funded by the Section. Resources are published on the Section Web site and Student Branches may invite lecturers. Individual Student Branches also organize in-house events and invite IEEE Senior members for mentorship and talks.

The IEEE New Jersey Coast Section (R1) is actively involved in many community service projects. IEEE Day was hosted at a local university with a topic of airplane models and robot event demonstrations. Engineers Week was hosted by the Women in Engineering (WIE) and Education Society Chapters. The groups also supported 2014 TeenTech, a project to involve young women in STEM education. The section sponsored an Engineering Mini-Academy, a series of six STEM events; and held their first Robot Challenge, which was a big success.

The IEEE Nicaragua Section (R9) co-founded Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) BRIDGES in 2014 by initiative of the BRIDGES academic collaboration program among several universities. SIGHT BRIDGES aims to empower local villagers from disadvantaged communities in Nicaragua through technology transfer approaches, with support of students and professors from the universities. The group’s main focus is education by using basic principles of engineering to find solutions in the field of energy access, water supply, environment and sanitation and medical devices fabrication. During 2014, a total of twelve different activities were held, including an entrepreneurial workshop, a science camp, a wind mill fabrication and testing workshop for battery charging, and a workshop in prototyping medical devices.

The IEEE Central Texas Section (R5) participates in various programs to facilitate improved industrial relations. The Section has a long history of collaboration with other professional societies and most importantly, the local business, government, and technical communities. In 2014, the Section leveraged that history and those relationships to raise these collaborative efforts to new heights. They engaged with academic and other professional organizations to create new events to bring all the parties together in an environment that fostered technical collaboration and development, particularly important to improved industrial relations. Examples include a collaboration to find new interdisciplinary growth areas for the integrated circuits and systems industry, a Young Professionals rebranding event at SxSW Interactive, a Future City competition, presence at conference booths, and volunteering for conference organizing committees.

The IEEE Islamabad Section (R10) keeps students informed about Section happenings. E-notices and emails are sent on a regular basis, students regularly check the Facebook group, and Student Branch chairs and counselors receive emails about every event. Multiple recruitment drives were also held - Section volunteers visited multiple universities and delivered lectures on the benefits of IEEE, and universities opened new student branches as a result. All Student members that become IEEE members receive an e-mail from the Section, welcoming them and telling them about the local network of IEEE members in Pakistan. They are informed about the benefits of IEEE and given links to local groups and networks.

The IEEE Puebla Section (R9) co-developed an important social program, “Compartir es Educar” (Sharing is Educating). This project, in cooperation with IEEE Electron Devices Society’s Engineers Demonstrating Science: an Engineer Teacher Connection (EDS-ETC Program) and the NGO CICA, aims to improve the education and of children in marginalized communities. The main objective is to improve the quality of life of children through education; disseminating science, technology, and the work of IEEE engineers, developing children’s critical thinking and seeking emotional human development. In the last two years include, more than 3600 children attended in the initiation to electronics workshops, with Snap Circuits Kits; 80 children assisted in psychology and school advisory, and more than 1200 children in emotional development workshops.


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