for the 2022 IEEE-HKN Awards
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Our Board reflects the diversity of our global society
From university professors and Department Heads to industry leaders and
graduate students, our Board reflects the diversity of our global society.
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.
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
New Fund Established by John and Jo-Ann McDonald Will Create Chapter Grant and Chapter Support Programs Chapters are the lifeblood of HKN. By supporting them, you strengthen the entire HKN organization and set into motion a pipeline of engaged members…
HKN Eminent Member 2002; HKN President 1998-2000 and IEEE President 1984 Richard (Dick) Gowen, 1984 IEEE President and 1998-2000 HKN President, died on 12 November at the age of 86. Dick, an HKN Eminent Member, was instrumental in the 2010…
In this series of podcasts, the Young Alumni group of the HKN Honor Society hosts experts for conversations about the challenges of being a professional today. This diverse group of hosts engages a range of guests and experiences to offer listeners valuable…
2022 IEEE-HKN President Jim Conrad poses with his 10-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, Tippi, who is very proud to wear her HKN bandana. Pet bandanas are available for large and small pets at the HKN store. If you purchase one, please be sure…
"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