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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.
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)

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

Treasurer
Ron Jensen
Secretary
Bernard Sander
Director
Nancy Ostin

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Letter from the Editors-in-Chief
Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani and Dr. Steve E. Watkins

Features

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PUBLIC POLICY:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

A Different Way to Change the World

What's Mine is Mine and
What's Yours in Mine

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IEEE-HKN Pivots to Online
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8 Tips for Handling a Job Search
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Ph.D. Candidate at
Stanford University Named
IEEE-HKN Outstanding Student
of the Year for 2019

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COVID-19

John D. McDonald, P.E.

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HKN Chapters Meet the
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HISTORY SPOTLIGHT

HKN Eminent Members

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Manager
Stacey L. Bersani

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upon engineering education through distinguished scholarship, activities, leadership, and exemplary character as students in electrical or computer engineering,
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