Nominations Sought for IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Awards

IEEE’s honor society seeks outstanding candidates for six awards

7 April 2014

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), IEEE’s honor society, is seeking nominations for its six awards. They recognize students, academics, or industry professionals who have made outstanding contributions to society and who exemplify a balance of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Past recipients have gone on to make major contributions to electrical and computer engineering or to IEEE’s other fields of interest and to hold noteworthy positions in academia, industry, and government.

You have until 30 April to nominate a person for these four awards:

  • Outstanding Young Professional Award—presented to exceptional young engineers who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their careers.
  • C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award—recognizes the central and crucial role of a college professor in training and motivating future electrical and computer engineers 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 IEEE’s 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 those members who have devoted years of service to Eta Kappa Nu, resulting in significant benefits to the society’s members.

And 30 June is the deadline to nominate a chapter or person for these two awards:

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

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