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Join us at the 2024 Student Leadership Conference

HKN's premier event of the year, 15-17 November in Charlotte, North Carolina

HKN's premier event of the year, 15-17 November in Charlotte, North Carolina

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HKN's 120th Anniversary International Hackathon!

Calling all HKN to participate in playing, and any volunteers or Alumni to help judging or planning in HKN's very first global hackathon.

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Apply for a grant to help fund your Chapter

Chapter Support Grant

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Be featured for our 120th Anniversary!

Contribute to our HKN Community by giving back to current students

We want to know what HKN means to you.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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

Join Us at SLC 2024!

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15 – 17 November 2024 Registration is OPEN for the 2024 IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference (SLC)! Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina for networking, tech talks, leadership development sessions, workshops, a recruitment fair, and more! All HKN members, including students,…

New GradLab Episode Released: “Learn When Your Research Results Are Significant”

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Attention all graduate students and research enthusiasts! A brand-new episode of GradLab is now available. Dive into “Learn When Your Research Results Are Significant,” where we explore the crucial aspects of determining the significance of your research findings. Don’t miss…

THE BRIDGE Receives a 2024 Apex Grand Award!

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IEEE-HKN is pleased to announce it has received a 2024 APEX Award for Publication Excellence marking our 11th consecutive year of being recognized.  THE BRIDGE, Issue 3, Volume 119, “Humanitarian Technologies for a Sustainable Society” has won a Grand Award…

Upcoming Seattle 120th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

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Alumni receptions are a great way to network with other HKN industry professionals and get updated in HKN happenings and how to connect. Please see the invitation below for an upcoming Eta Kappa Nu Alumni Celebration in conjunction with IEEE-PES…


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