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The Texas A&M University Gamma Mu Chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society
The Texas A&M University Gamma Mu Chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society has received the Outstanding Chapter Award. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

For the second year in a row, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has recognized the Texas A&M University Gamma Mu Chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society with the Outstanding Chapter Award. This distinguished award recognizes excellence in chapter administration, activities and programs.

An international society of scholars associated with the prestigious IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu has over 200 chapters at universities around the globe. Originally founded in 1904 to help electrical engineering students find and succeed in their careers, the society has dedicated over 100 years to encouraging, developing and awarding excellence in IEEE-related fields.

“I’m very happy to see that our chapter has been recognized,” said Dr. Miroslav Begovic, department head and Carolyn S. & Tommie E. Lohman ‘59 Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “I’m proud of the dedication of our students and that we have been selected for the Outstanding Chapter Award for two years in a row. I hope that we will continue the tradition and live up to the expectations that come with this measure of recognition.”

The Gamma Mu Chapter officers include computer engineering senior Ayaz Abdullah, electrical engineering senior Chad Crosby, electrical engineering junior Pulakit Mishra, electrical engineering senior Andres Trujillo, electrical engineering senior Razan Ghabin, electrical engineering senior Jaime Avila and electrical engineering junior Javier Mirabal.

“This award validates all of the effort that we, as officers, put into the organization in order to help our fellow electrical and computer engineering students out. A lot of times, we don’t directly see the fruits of our labor, but something like this really just brings it to life,” said Crosby, vice president of the Gamma Mu Chapter.

Abdullah, president of the Gamma Mu Chapter, added onto the sentiment, saying that the current and previous awards have already impacted the organization.

“If you just compare last year to this year, we've probably had double the amount of candidates join our organization,” said Abdullah. “Going forward, (the award) will definitely help us, especially with marketing and getting more company partnerships. We can confidently say that we are not just a distinguished organization, but we also have excellent students. It lets us know that we should keep going and pushing toward future success.”