IEEE-HKN Awards Reception

Monday, March 20
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Outstanding Student Award

Emily Hernandez
IEEE-HKN Xi Chapter
Auburn University

Miss Hernandez was born in Fort Worth, TX and raised in Germantown, TN. She completed her undergraduate degree at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) where she graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Minors in Mathematics and Cognitive Neuroscience. While at Missouri S&T, Emily held several leadership positions including: Bridge Correspondent for Eta Kappa Nu; Electrical Division Lead and President of the Missouri S&T Robotics Design Team; and Secretary of the Missouri S&T Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. She was also an Honors Academy Fellow, part of the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy, a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and IEEE.

Emily’s extensive volunteer activities include service events designed to attract minorities and women to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She served as a Student Diversity Program Mentor, mentored a team for the “Girls Who Code” competition, and tutored students as a Peer Learning Assistant in the Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines Program.

A well-rounded student, Emily is an accomplished musician who played clarinet in the Symphonic Band, was a scholar athlete on the intermural swim team for SWE, and sang in the Salem Avenue Baptist Church Choir.

She is also a published author. Her work, “Graphical Trust Models for Agent-Based Systems” is pending publication in IEEE Potentials Magazine, and “High Speed Serial Link Challenges using Multi-level Signaling,” on which she is co-author, was accepted for the Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems (EPEPS) Conference, October 2015.

Emily worked as a Design Engineer Intern at Garmin International for two years, and has held positions as a Signal Integrity Undergraduate Intern at Intel Corporation and Design Intern at Molex High Performance Cable.  She has held undergraduate research positions in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, and as an Undergraduate Research Experience Fellow in the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Missouri S&T. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.   

Outstanding Chapter Awards

The IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Board of Governors has conferred on the following IEEE-HKN Chapters the 2015-2016 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award: 

Arizona State University                                             Epsilon Beta Chapter

Binghamton University                                                Kappa Epsilon Chapter

Georgia Institute of Technology                                 Beta Mu Chapter

Iowa State University                                                  Nu Chapter

Kansas State University                                             Beta Kappa Chapter

Lehigh University                                                        Chi Chapter

Massachusetts Institute of Technology                     Beta Theta Chapter

Mississippi State University                                        Gamma Omega Chapter

Missouri University of Science &Technology             Gamma Theta Chapter

North Carolina State University                                  Beta Eta Chapter

Purdue University                                                       Beta Chapter

SUNY - New Paltz                                                      Kappa Omicron Chapter

Texas A&M University - Kingsville                             Zeta Beta Chapter

UCSI University                                                          Mu Alpha Chapter

University of Arizona                                                  Iota Xi Chapter

University of California Berkeley                                Mu Chapter

University of California, Los Angeles                          Iota Gamma Chapter

University of Colorado at Boulder                               Rho Chapter

University of Hawaii at Manoa                                    Delta Omega Chapter

University of Michigan                                                Beta Epsilon Chapter

University of Missouri                                                  Iota Chapter

Wichita State University                                              Epsilon Xi Chapter

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. These chapters collectively performed 53,740 hours of service, including: tutoring, exam prep, peer mentoring, organizing tech talks, hosting industry experts, and career fairs for the benefit of all students on campus, as well as service in the community such as outreach to elementary, middle and high schools, robotics clubs, and youth groups.

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 brought 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.

Read more here.

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