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IEEE Standards Education: New e-Magazine and Student Grants

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IEEE Standards Education: New e-Magazine and Student Grants

This month, the IEEE Standards Education Committee launched a new free quarterly publication, “IEEE Standards Education eZine,” for those who learn, teach, use, deploy, develop, and enjoy standards. Serving the community of students, educators, practitioners, developers, and standards users, IEEE is building a community of standards education for the benefit of humanity.The IEEE Standards Education Committee also offers grants of US$500 for students and US$300 for faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects that include an industry standards component. Students report the results of their projects by writing and submitting Student Application Papers. The next deadline for applications is 15 October 2011. For more information and to apply, please visit the Student Application Papers web page or the new IEEE Standards Education eZine for articles and FAQs about the student grants.

IEEE MGA Awards Nominations

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Last Call for IEEE MGA Awards Nominations: Deadline 15 October


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 contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals of transnational activities, please consider nominating them for one of the following awards:



Earlier this year, the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee and the IEEE Region Awards Chairs worked to pilot the MGA Outstanding Section Award submission process through an online portal.  Due to the success of this pilot, the portal is also being used for the submission of the above MGA awards.  Nominators can submit nominations, endorsers can upload endorsement letters, and reviewers can review and rank nominations, all within the online system.


Please visit the MGA Award Nomination web page to review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements, reference the step-by-step submittal instructions, and link to the portal for nominations.


The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2011. 

Please note: As this is still a pilot program, all feedback about the new online portal is welcome, so that we may continually work to improve the IEEE MGA Awards process.  Please email questions and/or feedback to MGA Awards.