Eta Kappa Nu is the IEEE's student honor society formed to recognize outstanding students in science, mathematical, and engineering fields designated by the IEEE. Students, alumni, and even professors who have shown consistent excellence in their field are recognized by this society. The IEEE provides ample opportunity for involvement in the society through award programs, conferences, and volunteer opportunities for members. The 2013 Eta Kappa Nu conference, hosted by Arizona State University, offered discussions about several aspects of engineering careers and how to secure them and what the future of some fields of engineering holds. The presentation given by Moshe Kam describes the many opportunities to volunteer as public service through the IEEE and explains what the benefits of doing so are to the average engineering student. He explains how engineering students can gain invaluable experience in working with other engineers and can learn from volunteering and how engineers have a duty to contribute to their society through their work. He explains that public service is a part of the job description of an engineer and lists several examples of ways that public service can be achieved through the IEEE. Moshe Kam served as President of the IEEE in 2011 and formerly served as Vice President for Educational Activities from 2005 to 2007. He currently works as a professor and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His area of expertise is decision fusion and distributed detection.
Moshe Kam, past president of IEEE, discusses the opportunities that the IEEE provides for public service and encourages members of Eta Kappa Nu to get involved in the many volunteering opportunities available to them.