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IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cornell IEEE-HKN Executive Board

This award is presented to IEEE-HKN Chapters in recognition of excellence in their Chapter administration and programs. Service to the community and others is an expectation of IEEE-HKN Chapters.

What impact do HKN Chapters have on their universities and overall?

  • 121 Chapters Submitted Reports
  • Involving 4,189 students
  • Hours of Service performed:  91,079
  • Each student contributing 21 hours per academic year

That is impact!  IEEE-HKN Chapters serve their university through tutoring, exam prep, peer mentoring, organizing tech talks, hosting industry experts, and career fairs for the benefit of all students on campus. Service in the community includes outreach to elementary, middle and high schools, robotics clubs, and youth groups, food pantries, animal shelters and senior citizens.  HKN students and chapters exemplify the principals, Scholarship, Attitude, and Character.

Recipients are selected on the basis of their annual Chapter report. Winning Chapter reports showcase their Chapter's activities in an individualized manner and provide multiple views and instances of their work, which really brings their Chapter's activities to life. Of critical concern to the Outstanding Chapter Awards evaluation committee in judging a Chapter are activities to: improve professional development; raise instructional and institutional standards; encourage scholarship and creativity; provide a public service; and generally further the established goals of IEEE-HKN.

The awards will be presented at a special reception held on 20 March 2017, in conjunction with the Annual Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) meeting. At the Awards Dinner immediately following the reception, the 2016 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award will be presented to Emily Hernandez, of the IEEE-HKN Gamma Theta Chapter at Missouri University of Science & Technology.


About IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu

Founded as Eta Kappa Nu in 1904 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, then changed to IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) following a merger with IEEE in 2010, IEEE-HKN is the academic honor society for those studying the IEEE fields of interest, including electrical and computer engineering.

IEEE-HKN annually inducts more than 2,700 students, faculty and professionals and has more than 200,000 alumni. The Society has chapters at more than 230 colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Membership for students is by invitation only to those that possess outstanding academic achievement, character and attitude.

IEEE-HKN’s mission is to be the catalyst for the development of the “Complete Technical Professional.” Notable members include co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Wozniak, “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf, co-founder of Google Larry Page, and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation Gordon Moore.

For more information about IEEE-HKN, please visit or call 732-465-6611.

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