A scholastic honor society, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu has numerous award programs designed to promote and encourage educational excellence in electrical and computer engineering. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by students, professors, and industry professionals who make significant contributions to society, and who exemplify a balance of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. IEEE-HKN encourages Chapters and individuals to nominate all eligible candidates. For a full list of IEEE Educational Activities Board awards, visit EAB Awards.
Awards and Recognitions offered
Outstanding Chapter Award
The IEEE-HKN Board of Governors created the OCA to recognize excellence in chapter administration and programs. The award was changed recently so that all chapters, large or small, judged to have exemplary programs, have a chance of being selected.
Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award
This award recognizes outstanding scholastic excellence and high moral character, coupled with demonstrated exemplary service to classmates, university, community, and country. This program is administered by the Los Angeles Area alumni chapter.
Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award
The IEEE-HKN Board of Governors established the Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award as its highest award to be given to a practitioner who has distinguished himself or herself through an invention, development, discovery or innovation in electrical or computer sciences, engineering or technology, with worldwide impact. Factors considered in bestowing this award include the impact and scope of applicability, the impact on the public welfare, and the impact on the standard of living, sustainability and/or global stability.
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was initiated in 1971 to recognize those members who have devoted years of service to Eta Kappa Nu (or IEEE-HKN), resulting in significant benefits to all of the society’s members. The award is based on lifetime contributions to Eta Kappa Nu (or IEEE-HKN) and is limited to one recipient each year.
Outstanding Young Professional Award
The Outstanding Young Professional (OYP) Award—formerly the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer (OYEE) Award—has been presented annually since 1936. It is presented to exceptional young engineers who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their career.
C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award
Each spring, IEEE-HKN invites all chapters to nominate an electrical/computer engineering professor for the C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award.