Nominations Sought for 2015 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Awards

Honor society seeks outstanding students, teachers, and young professionals as candidates for six awards

17 April 2015

IEEE’s honor society, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), is seeking nominations for its six awards. Given annually, the awards recognize students, academics, and industry professionals who have made outstanding contributions to society and whose careers exemplify a balance of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Past recipients have held or gone on to hold noteworthy positions in academia, industry, and government, and made major contributions to electrical and computer engineering, as well as to IEEE’s other fields of interest.

You have until 25 May to nominate someone for any of these four awards:

  • Outstanding Young Professional Award—presented to an exceptional young engineer who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in his or her career.
  • C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award—recognizes the central and crucial role of a college professor in training and motivating future electrical and computer engineers or in IEEE’s fields of interest.
  • Vladimir Karapetoff Outstanding Technical Achievement Award—recognizes career accomplishments of a practitioner of electrical or computer engineering and/or in one of IEEE’s other fields of interest who has distinguished himself or herself through an invention, development, or discovery in the field of electrical or computer technology.
  • Distinguished Service Award—recognizes a member who has devoted years of service to Eta Kappa Nu, resulting in significant benefits to the society’s members.

And nominations for two other IEEE-HKN awards can be submitted later.

  • 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 nominating deadline is 30 June.
  • Eminent Member Recognition—recognizes someone whose contributions through leadership in the fields of electrical and computer engineering have resulted in significant benefits to humankind. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Send them to or visit Eta Kappa Nu’s website Eta Kappa Nu’s website.

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