Beginning 16 August 2023, IEEE will increase student dues for the 2024 renewal year. This will affect the one-time HKN induction fee. For the past three years, HKN students were able to take advantage of half price IEEE student dues....
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IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE, promotes excellence in the profession and in education with ideals of Scholarship, Character and Attitude.
Founded on 28 October 1904, HKN promotes professional accomplishment, service to others, and leadership development for students and professionals in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and other IEEE fields of interest. With its merger in 2010 with IEEE, the honor society now has over 200,000+ members in more than 250 Chapters around the globe.
The 250+ IEEE-HKN chapters worldwide are your local link to the valuable resources offered by IEEE-HKN. Get involved to build your leadership, technical, collaboration, and communication skills.
Once HKN, always HKN. Be a part of our 30,000+ active alumni members. Stay connected, recruit from HKN’s pool of stellar applicants, be a life-long learner and mentor. In other words, live out the HKN values.
IEEE-HKN can be your technical and professional home. Professional members are individuals who have set themselves apart through their outstanding work and contributions to the IEEE fields of interest. Find out how to become part of this vibrant global community.
The society’s highest membership classification, HKN Eminent Member, is conferred upon those select few whose attainments and contributions to society through leadership in the IEEE technical fields of interest have resulted in significant benefits to humankind.
Your donation helps us provide critical chapter support to ensure that every student has the best possible experience. It provides the opportunity for every chapter to attend our life-changing Student Leadership Conference, increases service and career opportunities for our expansive alumni network, and so much more.
Our Chapter Support Initiative fuels the innovation and ingenuity of our student members through two key programs: the IEEE-HKN Chapter Support Grant Program and the IEEE-HKN Chapter Success Program.
IEEE-HKN develops promising young professionals into the engineering and technical leaders our world needs. The annual IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference, through dynamic programming, sparks a lifelong spirit of service in attendees, grows their technical aptitudes and leadership skills, prepares them for the next stages of their careers, and fosters connections that last a lifetime.Your donation will open this opportunity to more students.
Be the force behind HKN’s vision for an interconnected alumni network that any member, anywhere can activate at any stage in their careers. Build local and global networks, and invest in the people and ideas that will change our world.
News & Updates
The IEEE-HKN Awards Committee is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards honoring those whose contributions define excellence and service to our profession: Dr. Karen Panetta, 2019 IEEE-HKN President, Dean of Graduate Education of Tufts University, an IEEE…
Join us for our “Pathways to Academia” sessions that are designed specifically for engineering, computing, and technology students interested in pursuing academic careers or professionals just starting their academic careers. When: Tuesday, 12 September 2023 12:00 P.M. ET (UTC-4) This…
Contact: Nancy Ostin, Director, IEEE-HKN 15 August 2023 PISCATAWAY, NJ – IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu IEEE-HKN’s Eminent Member Committee is pleased to announce this year’s elevation to Eminent Member status of three outstanding engineers whose creativity and scholarship have made great contributions toward the betterment…
Wednesday Jul 26, 2023 ⋅ 6pm – 7pm (Eastern Time – New York) Are you interested in getting a job in academia but are unsure what its like? Join Professor and ECE Chair of University of South Alabama Hulya Kirkici…
"HKN is an association of people who are not only good at school or at their job, but are also willing to work, to improve their community, and to have fun together."- Sandro Sartoni2020-2021 Student Governor
"HKN involves students with the rest of the profession and makes students active partners as opposed to passive participants in their education institutions."- Dr. Steve WatkinsInterim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T
"Everytime I want to make a major change or try to do something different, HKN has helped me time and time again."- Vansh KhannaAlpha Chapter
"The confidence Eta Kappa Nu gave me in my own abilities was what I needed to do well with this challenging curriculum. This confidence has stayed with me for my entire life and positively impacted me to accept challenging assignments and to work hard and do well"- John McDonald‘71 Beta Chapter