University of Pittsburgh, Beta Delta Chapter

The Beta Delta Chapter’s tradition, going back to May 14th, 1937, is to support ECE fields in Pittsburgh through networking, leading and team-working, developing as people and professionals, and serving as active community members. Our events often focus on service and volunteering, leadership and career development, soft skills, and community – in the past, we have volunteered at the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair and at Nate’s Reptile Rescue in the South hills Region of Pittsburgh, hosted a interchapter event with neighboring HKN chapters, and put on a dumpling fundraiser to raise money for our chapter.

For the 2024/2025 academic year, our chapter hopes to expand our presence within our ECE department by collaborating with our university’s IEEE group as well as finding ways to better assist students in our department through mentoring and tutoring. We also hope to connect with our university’s Computer Science department to help build a bridge between our academic disciplines and to open up pathways for potential future collaboration.

Hail to Pitt!

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Region 2: Eastern USA

Section: Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh)

Founding Date: May 14, 1937

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Last Update: 5/14/2024

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh sits at the junction of three rivers in Southwestern Pennsylvania: the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio. Through the past three centuries, the city has played a role in exploration expeditions, railroads, industrialization, and – most notably – steel, earning it the nickname “The Steel City”. Nowadays, Pittsburgh is home to 90 unique neighborhoods and is a hub for education, technology, and medicine. The City of Bridges features sites like Pitt’s beloved Cathedral of Learning, PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum, Point State Park, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Mount Washington and the incline, and more.

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what chapter members are saying

Coming together is the beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success

Henry Ford

Serving as a chapter officer in HKN for two years has helped me to further develop my leadership, organization, marketing, and communication skills and has provided me with a better understanding of how student and professional/international organizations are structured and managed. Plus, it's wonderful to see my own and my peers' work and ideas in action!

Sabrina HelbigChapter President 2019-2020

When going through life, do the difficult first. The impossible takes longer.


Joining HKN was an opportunity like no other! Joining and becoming part of the board allowed for me to play a more active role on my department and helped me to be able to collaborate with students through activities and social events!

Jacob Jones

Remember that no full, permanent success can be attained by taking the path of least resistance

Grace Hopper