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THE BRIDGE

IEEE-HKN AWARDS PROGRAM
As the Honor Society of IEEE, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu provides opportunities
to promote and encourage outstanding students, educators and members.

The Magazine of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu

Visit our new website to view the awards programs, awards committees,
list of past winners, nomination criteria and deadlines.
ALTON B. ZERBY AND CARL T. KOERNER
OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD (OSA)
Presented annually to a senior who has proven
outstanding scholastic excellence and high moral
character, and has demonstrated exemplary service
to classmates, university, community, and country.
(Deadline: 30 June)

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD (OCA)
Recognizes chapters for excellence in activities and
service at the department, university and community
levels. The award is based on the content contained
in their Annual Chapter Report for the preceding
academic year.
(Deadline: Monday after 30 September)

C. HOLMES MACDONALD OUTSTANDING
TEACHING AWARD (OTA)
Presented annually to electrical engineering
professors who have demonstrated, early in their
careers, special dedication and creativity in their
teaching, as well as a balance between pressure for
research and publications.
(Deadline: Monday after 30 April)

OUTSTANDING YOUNG
PROFESSIONAL AWARD (OYP)
Presented annually to an exceptional young engineer
who has demonstrated significant contributions early
in their professional career.
(Deadline: Monday after 30 April)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Recognizes members who have devoted years
of service and lifetime contributions to Eta Kappa Nu
(or IEEE-HKN), resulting in significant benefits to all
of the Society's members.
(Deadline: Monday after 30 April)

NEW! IEEE-HKN ASAD M. MADNI OUTSTANDING
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE AWARD
Presented annually to a practitioner in the IEEE
technical fields of interest who has distinguished
himself or herself through an invention, development
or innovation that has had worldwide impact.
(Deadline: Monday after 30 April)

President-Elect
Ronald Jensen
Past President
Karen Panetta

Jason Hui

Governors
James Conrad

Katelyn Brinker

Regions 1-2

Governor At-Large

Student Governor

Michael Benson

M. Ryan Bales

Sandro Sartoni

Regions 3-4

Governor At-Large

Student Governor

Rakesh Kumar

Preeti Bajaj

Regions 5-6

Governor At-Large

Lorena Garcia
Regions 7-10

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Building a Stronger Future
for IEEE-HKN

Asad M. Madni Outstanding
Technical Achievement &
Excellence Award Honors
Engineering Pioneer

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

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BOARD NEWS

VIC Summit

STUDENT PROFILE

IEEE-HKN Welcomes
New Members of the
Board of Governors

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Treasurer
Ron Jensen
Secretary
Bernard Sander
Director
Nancy Ostin
Program
Manager
Stacey L. Bersani

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Facebook: IEEE-HKN

Members Engaged
& Inspired

Departments

Call for Nominations

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) was founded by Maurice L. Carr at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign on 28 October
1904, to encourage excellence in education for the benefit of the public. IEEE-HKN fosters excellence by recognizing those students
and professionals who have conferred honor upon engineering education through distinguished scholarship, activities, leadership, and
exemplary character as students in electrical or computer engineering, or by their professional attainments. THE BRIDGE is the official
publication of IEEE-HKN. Ideas and opinions expressed in THE BRIDGE are those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent
the views of IEEE-HKN, the Board of Governors, or the magazine staff.
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Features

2020 IEEE-HKN AWARDS

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors
President
Edward A. Rezek

ISSUE 1, 2020 | 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: MEMBERS ENGAGED & INSPIRED

DONOR PROFILES

Nihal Kularatna
Senior Member
Jim Look
Eta Chapter
Life Senior Member

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CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

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IEEE-HKN
Founders Day

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Graduate School
Spotlight

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Editorial Board Members:
Emily Hernandez, Marcus Huggans,
Emmanuel Oyekanlu

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ALUMNUS PROFILE

Christian Femrite
Former Notre Dame HKN
Delta Sigma Chapter President

WELCOME NEW EMINENT MEMBERS

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IEEE-HKN Elevates
Three Pioneers to Eminent
Member Ranks

6 Engineering Fields You Probably
Never Thought About

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

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Wham! Bang! Zoom!
IEEE-USA E-BOOKS
Debuts New Engineering
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Managing Editor: Nancy Ostin

IEEE-HKN INTERNATIONAL
HEADQUARTERS

Student Leadership Conference

Editors-in-Chief: Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
and Steve E. Watkins

Grace Brazil
Zeta Chi Chapter President

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