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Annual Report

Annual Report

2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

2020 Year in Review
by Stacey Bersani, HKN Program Manager, Beta Epsilon Chapter

When you tell stories about the year 2020, what do
you focus on? What will historians say about a year in
which a pandemic stopped the world in its tracks for
at least a little while?

Beginning in March, the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors
and staff developed online programming, resources,
and delivery methods to maintain Chapter support
and operations.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Strategic Plan
IEEE-HKN WILL:

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the International
Honor Society in the IEEE fields of interest recognizing
technical excellence, community service, exemplary
character, positive attitude, and leadership.

* Confer the honor of membership on those
who distinguish themselves in scholarship,
character, and attitude

OUR VISION
Recognize, practice, and promote the principles
of scholarship, character, and service.

By 5 April 2020, the society unveiled a Remote
Induction Ceremony, which holds fast to the
116-year-old ritual, and was and continues to be used
by Chapters in all regions. More than 1,650 student
and professional member inductions were reported
for 2020 as of the date of this report.
Soon after, a new Chapter
Installation Ceremony was
introduced and used in July to
welcome our first Chapters from
Spain. Nu Alpha and Nu Beta
were soon joined by Mu Omega
and Nu Gamma. So, despite the
pandemic, IEEE-HKN added four
chapters in 2020.

* Provide professional, career development,
and leadership training
* Enable chapters to develop initiatives enhancing
scholarship, service, character, or leadership
* Seek and allocate resources to enable and
grow its mission

CORE VALUES

* Provide a life-long, global community connecting
students and professionals

Service

Respect

Leadership

Integrity

Scholarship

Life-long Community

Chapter Installation and Member Induction Ceremony for Nu Alpha
and Nu Beta, our new Chapters in Spain

2020-2025

OUR MISSION

IEEE-HKN will foster a collaborative environment that is open,
inclusive and free from bias and will continue to sustain the
strength, scale, and vitality for future generations of leaders.

hkn.org
August 2020

20-EA-341E 8/2020

THE BRIDGE

member inductions reported as of publicaton

45,000+ 1,150+

When we at IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu talk about 2020, we
cannot ignore the impact COVID-19 has had on our
members across the globe. There has been loss and
heartbreak. However, we also can choose to discuss
how our global community of students and alumni,
faculty advisors, Department Heads, and volunteers
reacted with honor and compassion.
The Year in Review for the 12 months just passed
will read differently than those that have come before
it. It will have its share of statistics and percentages.
Mostly, however, it will discuss how the honor society
transformed its operations and offerings to ensure that
Chapters could maintain operations, and members
in all stages of their careers could live up to the
promises they made when inducted. It will also report
on the ways our members faced the challenges with
creativity and hard work.

1,650+

STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL

On 31 May, IEEE-HKN held
its first Graduation Celebration
to recognize those who more
than likely would not have inperson graduation ceremonies.
HKN Eminent Member and
Broadcom Founder Henry
Samueli offered advice over
a live broadcast, which also
featured our graduates in a
Virtual Procession.

CRITICAL SERVICE HOURS

ACTIVITIES REPORTED

provided by students to their
universities and communities
in 2020 despite COVID-19

by our Chapters
(compared with 1,302
for all of 2019)

4

NEW CHAPTERS
Florida Polytechnic University, Mu Omega Chapter
Universidad Nacional De Educación A Distancia, Nu Alpha Chapter
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Nu Beta Chapter
The College of New Jersey, Nu Gamma Chapter

1 SEPTEMBER 2020
marked the

10TH ANNIVERSARY
of the IEEE and HKN merger

2ND MOST WON 7TH

DOWNLOADED
magazine on the IEEE App

CONSECUTIVE
APEX Award in 2020

HKN.ORG

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