The Eta Kappa Nu shield has 5 components.
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The Wheatstone Bridge
The shield is crested with a Wheatstone bridge with the association's colors of scarlet and navy blue entwined beneath.
Our emblem is the Wheatstone bridge. The Wheatstone bridge is an accurate precision electrical instrument capable of determining the value of an unknown element when knowing the values of the three other bridge elements. The significant analogy, which we draw from it for Eta Kappa Nu, is that only when the bridge is adjusted to be in perfect balance is the desired solution obtained. This is what we strive for as members of Eta Kappa Nu: to lead a balanced life, a life in which scholarship, character, and attitude are jointly developed.
In using the Wheatstone bridge, an unknown quantity can be determined when the other three elements are known. The three qualities that we strive for are SCHOLARSHIP, CHARACTER, and ATTITUDE. When these three are properly balanced, then the unknown, SUCCESS, is determined.
At the center of the bridge is the galvanometer that senses when the balance is achieved. It bears the early Greek form of the letters Eta, Kappa, Nu. Remember then, when you look at the Eta Kappa Nu emblem, that the Wheatstone bridge is symbolic of a balanced person.