A Note from the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors and Staff

As the news pours in from around the world of Coronavirus-related closures and quarantines and as universities move courses online, we are sending our thoughts to our members and your families.

We are preparing a number of resources for our Chapters so that those who earned membership into HKN can still take part in the rituals and events even though they may not be able to hold in-person inductions, meetings and community service events.

Please see below a list of communications and activities being planned.

Your health and safety, and that of all our members, is our priority. Please contact us at info@hkn.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Competitions and Fun

Tetris Competition New Update

Intra-Chapter Competition – Chapter members play against each other to win the Chapter Title.
Play begins 12:01 am (ET)
on 27 March.

Regional Competition – Winners of the Chapter Competitions advance to the regional contest.

Study Buddy Photo Contest
Now that you are learning remotely, post a photo of your new canine, feline, avian, aquatic and reptilian lab partners with the hashtag #HKNStudyBuddy. We will share it to the HKN Facebook page and Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Online Workshops
and Webinars

Online Tutorial: Intro to PCB Design

Watch this interactive workshop to learn about the lessons available through TryEngineering that can be adapted and used for teaching young children about engineering. It’s a great way to help parents who are now homeschooling.

News and Announcements

Special Call for Proposals for #IEEE member projects with strong potential for immediate #impact in the fight against #COVID19. Rolling submission starting NOW through 15 May. Click here for information.

All Student Newsletter

26 March 2020

Alumni Newsletter

19 March 2020


Coming 13 May 2020!


HKN Board members and staff will be fielding questions via hour-long conference calls scheduled to accommodate Chapters in all time zones.

  • 08 April at 8 p.m. (ET)
  • 09 April at 9 a.m. (ET)

Join us at: https://ieee.webex.com/meet/nostin

Access code is 635 362 181.

Call +1-415-655-0002. If you are calling in from outside the US, you can find a list of international call-in numbers here.

Informational Calls

*Each call was recorded. Click on the links to view the Webex meeting.

Chapter Leaders Call

Faculty Advisor Call

Virtual Graduation

Celebrations (Coming soon!)

Graduate Photo Contest
Work with your Chapter to send in your best “group” graduation shot. Use Photoshop or other software to bring your Chapter’s graduates — all donning your HKN honor cords and stoles — together in a photo.  Visit the HKN store to purchase your regalia. Email your best shot to info@hkn.org by 1 May 2020. Winners will be announced on social media, our website and at our upcoming Graduation Celebration (details to follow). The winning Chapter will receive a US$100 credit for the HKN store. Let’s celebrate your accomplishments!

Cords, Stoles and Other Attire

Community Service Ideas

Visit TryEngineering.org to find lesson plans and other resources that you can adapt to serve your community. Perfect for helping families who are homeschooling now.

Translators Without Borders: Whether you are interested in translating medical texts or translating for crisis response, there are engaging projects available to suit all preferences.

Be My Eyes:  A free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers for visual assistance through a live video call.

Design to Combat COVID-19: Assist individuals who have been displaced and small businesses through UX design, web and software development and other projects.

Masks for Docs: Help supply medical personnel with protective equipment.