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History Spotlight

1942), was an active author, writing 32 articles during
his lifetime. Other frequent authors were Alton B.
Zerby, 1914-15 President and 1934-58 Executive
Secretary, and Larry Dwon, 1958-59 President.

As a magazine of the honor society for IEEE, the
current charter for the editorial board identifies THE
BRIDGE mission as "an archival, flagship publication
for IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu that highlights content with
organizational, professional, technical, and career
relevance to student and professional members."
Furthermore, the scope states that "the magazine
shall support the scholarship, leadership, and service
values of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu and shall highlight
technical achievement in, and history of
the profession."
The figure to the left shows the magazine covers
from 2013 to the present. These covers reflect
the theme or chosen content from each issue.
Typical content consists of features on a technical
or professional theme, IEEE-HKN corporate activity
and news, chapter contributions, member profiles,
and advertisements. The chapter contributions
related to special activities or local impact have
been a long-established emphasis; chapters were
encouraged to have a Bridge Correspondent for
many years. Such contributions often highlight
best practices among chapters.
One of the earliest
changes after HKN
became IEEE-HKN was
the move to electroniconly publication of THE
BRIDGE magazine.
A volunteer editorial
board took the lead
in 2013 as a standing
committee. Members
were Steve E. Watkins
(EIC), Catherine Slater,

The magazine shall
support the scholarship,
leadership, and service
values of IEEE-Eta
Kappa Nu and shall
highlight technical
achievement in, and
history of the profession.

and Stephen M. Williams.
They were assisted by the new
IEEE-HKN Director Nancy Ostin.
The publication schedule was
set at three issues per year.
This magazine of IEEE-HKN
has been recognized with
Awards since 2014
APEX Awards for publication
excellence for seven consecutive years from 2014 to
present. The magazine continues to emphasize HKN
ideals of scholarship, character, and attitude while
being HKNs archival record.
Part II will provide an index of articles for
recent issues.
More information on the history of Eta Kappa Nu
and of THE BRIDGE Magazine can be found at
the Engineering and Technology History Wiki page.
This page has a link to the History of Eta Kappa
Nu (1975) by Larry Dwon in which THE BRIDGE
is the subject of Chapter I. The page also contains
an archive of many issues from the 1980s, 1990s,
2000s, and 2010s. One issue from this archive,
the millennium issue (Volume 96, No. 3, 2000),
includes selected articles of past issues between
1909 to the 1990s. Recent electronic issues are
available on the IEEE-HKN website.
Steve E. Watkins was the 2018
President of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu and
is Co-Editor-in-Chief for THE BRIDGE.
He was inducted by the Gamma
Theta Chapter at Missouri University
of Science and Technology. He is a
professor and Chair of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Missouri
S&T. He has been a Faculty Advisor
for the Gamma Theta Chapter
since 1992.

EDITORIAL BOARD CHARTER

HKN History Note: Alton B. Zerby and Paul K. Hudson, both Executive Secretaries, managed THE BRIDGE
magazine as editors for over 20 years each.

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