The 2014 Member and Geographic Activities Awards

Individuals and teams are recognized for their contributions

23 January 2015

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) has given awards to 10 volunteers and groups to recognize, reward, and promote excellence in MGA operations and in activities of IEEE’s many entities: regions, geographic councils and areas, sections, chapters, student branches, and student branch chapters.


Nita K. Patel (Region 1)

New Hampshire Section

For distinguished contributions to IEEE global activities through the creation, development, and implementation of the inaugural IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference [and its] comprehensive, multiyear strategic business plan; and for expanding the global reach of the IEEE Women in Engineering mission to inspire, engage, and advance women in technology.


IEEE AIYEHUM (All IEEE-R10 Young Engineers’ Humanitarian Challenge) Team (Region 10)

For inspiring, enabling, and connecting young scientists and engineers to solve real-world challenges, applying science and technology, and building relationships between industry and academia.


Babak Dastgheib-Beheshti (Region 1)

Long Island (New York) Section

For dedicated leadership in serving IEEE members at the section, region, national and global levels, and for contributing significantly toward achieving the goals of the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board.

David G. Green (Region 3)

Alabama Section

For dedication, commitment, and leadership in strengthening IEEE engagement with the member through MGA and in keeping the spirit of MGA moving forward.


IEEE Day 2014 Team

For engaging members around the world through participation and communication, initiating, motivating, and coordinating events and efforts to celebrate IEEE Day.

Alfredo Herrera (Region 7)

Ottawa Section

For providing an enriching opportunity for member development and alignment with the IEEE mission and vision to deliver effective humanitarian-technology open source products and services.

Howard Leach (Region 1)

North Jersey Section

For distinguished section volunteer leadership and outstanding contributions as section historian and IEEE Milestone coordinator, serving IEEE for the benefit of the members and the engineering profession.


Mathew Carias (Region 7)

Toronto Section

For contributions to the IEEE Young Professionals webinar series and Young Professionals activities in the IEEE Toronto Section.

Ahsan Saeed (Region 10)

Karachi (Pakistan) Section

For exemplary contributions to IEEE Young Professionals in Region 10 and for continuous support to the IEEE Academic project.

Timothy Worboys (Region 6)

Santa Clara Valley (California) Section

For significant contributions to the development of IEEE Young Professionals volunteer resources, recognition, succession planning, and activities in Region 6.

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