Graduating Students: Stay in Touch with IEEE-HKN

The HKN designation is for life and you can take advantage of the programs and resources available to all IEEE-HKN members, such as webinars, tech talks, networking and the ability to apply for grants, fellowships and competitions. As new alumni, you also can continue to give back to your Chapter and help the newest members have a great Chapter experience.

If your contact information is going to change after graduation, you’ll need to update your IEEE account.

Congratulations, 2020-2021 Outstanding Chapter Winners!

IEEE-HKN is excited to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Chapter Award. This prestigious award is presented to IEEE-HKN Chapters in recognition of excellence in their Chapter administration and programs. Just 22 Chapters were recognized for their work during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Chapters are selected based on their activities, community service and outreach, and the impact they have had on the Department, the University, and the community. Of vital concern to the Outstanding Chapter Awards evaluation committee are activities that advance professional development; raise instructional and institutional standards; encourage scholarship and creativity; provide a public service, and generally further the established goals of IEEE-HKN.

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Be sure to check out our playlists that focus on graduate school, Eminent Members, and content from our numerous conferences and events.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Announces Its 2021 Awards Program Recipients

RECIPIENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE IEEE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES BOARD AWARDS EXPERIENCE
TO BE BROADCAST AT 9 A.M. (ET) THURSDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2021

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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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. 

Dr. Conrad, a member of the Beta Eta Chapter, has served as the MGA Governor at-Large on the HKN Board since 2018.
The election was held 1 October through 1 November. The results were certified by the IEEE-HKN Tellers Committee, approved by the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors and confirmed by the IEEE Educational Activities Board. The winners of the other positions are (from left to right after James Conrad): 
  • 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.

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"HKN provides engagement with faculty and peers, opportunities for service, recognition of excellence and resources for career development." - Steve Watkins

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HKN provides engagement with faculty and peers, opportunities for service, recognition of excellence and resources for career development. - Steve Watkins

Learn more about the process of earning the HKN designation here: https://hkn.ieee.org/earn-hkn

#IamHKN

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