RECIPIENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE IEEE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES BOARD AWARDS EXPERIENCE
From left to right above: Dr. Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Dr. Steve E. Watkins, Dr. Hayden Kwok-Hay So, and Dr. Vineetha Menon.
Contact: Nancy Ostin, Director, IEEE-HKN
1 November 2021
PISCATAWAY, NJ – IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE, is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2021 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Awards and Recognition program.
Dr. Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the John Cocke Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University was named the recipient of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu’s highest honor, IEEE-HKN Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award, for 2021. He was recognized “for impactful research contributions in micro-fluidic biochips, technology transfer, and student mentoring.”
Dr. Steve E. Watkins, 2018 IEEE-HKN President and Interim Chair & Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science & Technology, has received the 2021 IEEE-HKN Distinguished Service Award “for a career of outstanding contributions and sustained service to IEEE-HKN.”
Dr. Hayden Kwok-Hay So, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, is the recipient of the 2021 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award “for innovation and dedication in improving undergraduate engineering education through project-led learning experience.”
Dr. Vineetha Menon, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, received the Outstanding Young Professional Award “for exemplary contributions that uphold the core values of IEEE-HKN: through scholarship in multidisciplinary Big Data applications research, with impactful leadership, mentoring, and empowerment of women and minorities in STEM.”
IEEE-HKN Wins Top Award in Publishing Excellence Competition
The honor society receives its first-ever APEX Grand Award
THE BRIDGE magazine brings home its 8th consecutive Award of Excellence
PISCATAWAY, NJ — IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE, is thrilled to announce it has won two awards in the 33rd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.
IEEE-HKN garnered its first-ever Grand Award in the competition for the “IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Identity Guidelines” and its eighth consecutive Award of Excellence for its magazine, THE BRIDGE.
The APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. The annual competition is open to corporate and nonprofit publishers, editors, writers, and designers who create print, web, electronic, and social media.
A total of 1,172 entries were received.
The organization noted: “Overall, this year’s entries displayed an exceptional level of quality. The APEX judges saw only the most promising publications that professional communicators could enter. From them, they had the truly difficult task of selecting the award-winning entries.”
Congratulations, 2019-2020 Outstanding Chapter Winners!
The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors is excited to announce the Outstanding Chapter Award winners for the 2019-2020 Academic year. Watch our video recognizing these Chapters.
The 21 Chapters recognized represent the top 15 percent of the Chapters worldwide. The Outstanding Chapter Award (OCA) recognizes excellence in IEEE-HKN Chapters for their activities. The award is based on the content and description of Chapter activities that are contained in the Annual Chapter Report, which summarizes the Chapter’s activities from the previous academic year.
Winners of 2020 IEEE-HKN Election Announced
New Members to Take Office 1 January 2021
Dr. James M. Conrad (top row left in photos below), current IEEE-USA President and Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, was elected 2021 President-Elect of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors.
- Christopher Sanderson (top row middle), Zeta Lambda Chapter, will serve a three-year term as Region 5-6 Governor. Sanderson currently serves as R5 Houston Section Chair and is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Educational Activities Board Section Professional Development Award.
- Hulya Kirkici (top row right), Xi Chapter, will serve a three-year term as Governor at-Large. Dr. Kirkici is a Professor and the Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Alabama and a member of THE BRIDGE Editorial Board.
- Sean Haynes (bottom row left), Gamma Beta Chapter, will serve a three-year term as MGA Governor at-Large. Sean is a Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems and was Program Chair for the 2020 IEEE-HKN Experience.
- Sandro Sartoni (bottom row center), Mu Nu Chapter, will serve a second term as Student Governor.
- Joseph Greene (bottom row right), Kappa Sigma Chapter, will serve a one-year term as Student Governor.