IEEE-HKN Awards Reception

Monday, March 19
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm



23 October 2017 – The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors and the HKN Los Angeles Alumni Chapter are pleased to announce the winners of 2017 Outstanding Student Award: Katelyn Brinker, Gamma Theta Chapter, Missouri University of Science and Technology and James Smith, Xi Chapter, Auburn University. For the sixth time in the fifty two year history of this award multiple students have been recognized. 

Outstanding Student Award
   

 Katelyn Brinker
 Gamma Theta Chaptrer
 Missouri University of Science and Technology
                                                                                                  
 

Miss Brinker graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in May of 2017 with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and is currently pursuing her master's in Electrical Engineering at Missouri S&T with the support of a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. Throughout her undergraduate career she was heavily involved with the Missouri S&T world champion Mars Rover Design Team, IEEE Student Branch, and Eta Kappa Nu Gamma Theta Chapter in addition to being the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Undergraduate Representative and working at the campus Writing Center as a Peer Writing Consultant and at the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory as a Research Assistant. After completing her master's she hopes to pursue a career in the field of space science and engineering and develop new technologies that will advance our exploration capabilities.

 
   James Smith
 Xi Chapter
 Auburn University
 

Mr. Smith is originally from Huntsville, AL and completed his undergraduate degree at Auburn University. He graduated as a University Honors Scholar with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and minors in Computer Science and Political Science. While at Auburn, James completed several internships and held an undergraduate research fellowship, conducting research in antenna optimization by genetic algorithms. In addition to his academic pursuits, James held leadership positions in several organizations including Eta Kappa Nu, Spring Up Leadership Programs, and Auburn for Water, a philanthropic organization he co-founded with friends. He was also a member of the

Auburn Triathletes and competed in several marathon and
ultramarathon distance races. In April 2017, James received the Auburn University College of Engineering President’s Award and was the Auburn University Electrical Engineering Student of the Year. Currently, James is enrolled in a PhD program at Auburn University, conducting research in machine learning with a focus in artificial neural networks.

February 7, 2018 – The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors has conferred on the following IEEE-HKN Chapters the 2016-2017 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award:  

Chapter Name

University

Alpha Chapter

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Beta Alpha Chapter

Drexel University

Beta Chapter

Purdue University

Beta Epsilon Chapter

University of Michigan

Beta Kappa Chapter

Kansas State University

Beta Lambda Chapter

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Beta Omega Chapter

University of Connecticut

Beta Theta Chapter

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Delta Epsilon Chapter

Ohio University

Delta Omega Chapter

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Gamma Delta Chapter

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Gamma Tau Chapter

North Dakota State University

Gamma Theta Chapter

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Iota Chi Chapter

Oakland University

Iota Gamma Chapter

University of California, Los Angeles

Iota Zeta Chapter

California State University, Chico

Kappa Psi Chapter

University of California, San Diego

Lambda Sigma Chapter

University of California, Riverside

Mu Alpha Chapter

UCSI University

Mu Chapter

University of California, Berkeley

Mu Iota Chapter

Seattle University

Mu Nu Chapter

Politecnico di Torino

Nu Chapter

Iowa State University

Zeta Beta Chapter

Texas A&M University - Kingsville


23 October 2017 – The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors and the HKN Los Angeles Alumni Chapter are pleased to announce the winners of 2017 Outstanding Student Award: Katelyn Brinker, Gamma Theta Chapter, Missouri University of Science and Technology and James Smith, Xi Chapter, Auburn University. For the sixth time in the fifty two year history of this award multiple students have been recognized. 

The committee wishes to confer Honorable Mention to the following students:

Alex Mages, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Wichita State University

Keith Doggett, Epsilon Omicron Chapter, University of Delaware     

The Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award recognizes outstanding scholastic excellence and high moral character, coupled with demonstrated exemplary service to classmates, university, community, and country.

The award will be presented at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) Awards Dinner on The IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Awards will be presented at a special reception proceeding the dinner.

For more information about the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Student Award, please visit

www.hkn.org; Award Deadline: 30 June


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.

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 on19 March 2018, in conjunction with the Annual Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) meeting; in Monterrey, California.  At the Awards Dinner immediately following the reception, the 2017 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award will be presented to Katelyn Brinker of the IEEE-HKN Gamma Theta Chapter at Missouri University of Science & Technology, and James Smith of the IEEE-HKN Xi Chapter at Auburn University.

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 over 3,000 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 www.hkn.org or call 732-465-6611.

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Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.  



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