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IEEE MGA 2018 Awardees

IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) has announced its 2018 Individual and Student Awards Recipients.

The full list of Individual Awards recipients can be found on the MGA site here.

The full list of Student Awards recipients can be found on the MGA site here.

Region 6 volunteers receiving awards are:

MGA Leadership Award

Amber Orr (R6), Spokane Section
For outstanding leadership, creating a solid foundation and energizing section growth and vitality.

MGA Achievement Award

Anna M Prakash (R6), Phoenix Section
For dedicated service in bringing IEEE STEM educational opportunities to the local community.

Rising Stars Conference Planning Committee, (R6) Sacramento Valley Section)
For the successful creation and implementation of the Rising Stars Conference and its positive impact on membership.


  • Michael Andrews
  • Thomas Coughlin
  • Ramesh Nair
  • Matt Smith
  • Peijung Tsai
  • Skyler Nix
  • Emily Cheung

Exemplary Student Branches
The purpose of this award is to provide public recognition of exemplary IEEE Student Branch operations

  • Portland State University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • USC
  • Oregon State University

Larry K. Wilson Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize annually, in each Region of the IEEE, the student most responsible for an extraordinary accomplishment associated with student activities.

  • Matthew Harrison of Oregon State University



The awards and recognition program of the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board 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 program is administered by the MGA Awards and Recognition Committee (MGA ARC).

If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of these prestigious MGA Awards.


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