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Celebrate 118 Years of Eta Kappa Nu!
Founders Day

Founders Day is 28 October! How will you celebrate?

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Chapter Leaders: Submit your 2021-2022 Annual Report by 30 September in order to be considered for Key Chapter recognition.

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Chapter Officers: Apply Today!

Chapter Officers: Apply Today!

The Student Chapter Support Grant Program is now open. Strengthen your Chapter. Support your members.

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Engage. Re-engage. Repeat.

Take advantage of new podcasts and programming for Alumni

Take advantage of new podcasts and programming
for Alumni; webinars and online networking for
Graduate Students, and opportunities to support
and partner with HKN.

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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.

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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.

Professional Members
Professional Members
IEEE-HKN Professional Members

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.

Eminent Members
Eminent Members
IEEE-HKN Eminent Members

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.

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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.

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Strengthen Our Chapters
Our Chapters

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.

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Empower Our Students
Our Students

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.

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Power Alumni Connections
Alumni Connections

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.

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News & Updates

Engage and Support Current HKN Students

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Student Leadership Conference UNC Charlotte, 28-30 October This three-day, HKN-exclusive event is HKN’s premier event for connecting with, learning from, and working besides HKN members from around the globe! Alumni and friends of HKN: Join us for the IEEE-HKN Awards…

Chapter Support Initiative Off to a Great Start

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It has been a rewarding few months for HKN! The first IEEE-HKN Student Chapter Support grants have been awarded to Chapters. Funded programs include Chapter-building activities, tutoring initiatives, and alumni engagement events. HKN volunteers and staff have been coaching 18…

Seattle Area Alumni Chapter Founder Says HKN is a Place for Connection

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After moving to Seattle, Washington to work as a Software Engineer for Amazon Web Services, Vansh Khanna, HKN Alumni from the Alpha Chapter of University of Illinois, and a few other HKN members started meeting to form an alumni group…

Reconnect with HKN: Come to an Alumni Reception

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Join fellow HKN Alumni, current students, and friends to connect, reminisce and rally in support of HKN. So far this year, dozens of members have gathered at receptions at RadarConf in New York City and SoutheastCon in Mobile, Alabama. We…


IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)’s signature publication, THE BRIDGE, is an interactive digital magazine published three times a year.

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"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