Missouri University of Science and Technology, Gamma Theta Chapter
Electrical Engineering students at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (then the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy) established the Theta Mu honor society on December 5, 1950. The founding president was Homer E. Coonce and the founding advisors were Roger E. Nolte and Gabriel G. Skitek. An intention of the organization was to gain formal recognition from the honor society, Eta Kappa Nu. A charter was granted on April 26, 1952 establishing the Gamma Theta chapter.
The host department is now the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and HKN is one of the main in-department student organizations along with the IEEE Student Branch and the Amateur Radio Club. The chapter inducts students and professional members and it provides valuable service to the campus and community including administration of the ECE Student Projects Laboratory. The chapter has a distinguished history including frequent recognition in the outstanding chapter activities award program. The chapter hosted the HKN Student Leadership Conference in 2007. The HKN Office was located at Rolla during 1988-1999 when Dr. J. Robert Betten was the Executive Secretary. The current advisors are Drs. Steve E. Watkins, Theresa Swift, and Sahra Sedigh.