Boston University, Kappa Sigma

Initially founded in 2001, and reinstated in 2017, the Boston University chapter of IEEE-HKN (Kappa Sigma) is led by our faculty advisor, Professor Min-Chang Lee, in a variety of academic and professional activities. As a chapter, Kappa Sigma exhibits three guiding purposes, which we rigorously pursue as a community:

(a) Practical and Educational. We encourage the advancement of electrical, electronics, computer and the allied branches of engineering as well as related fields in the arts and sciences. As a means to these ends, we engage in, but are not limited to, the holding of meetings to discuss professional papers, the publication and circulation of works of literature, and any other activities necessary, suitable and proper for the fulfillment of these objectives.

(b) Professional. We nurture the advancement of our members in their respective professions by providing unique opportunities to engage with the greater engineering community. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, collaborating with public bodies, professional companies and other societies to interface with the STEM professionals, distributing surveys to address matters of professional concern within our member base, as well as assist in resume building, interviewing skills and the ethical conduction of research.

(c) Societal. Engineers at Boston University are trained to enact the principals of societal engineering, wherein we focus on the cultivation of ideas and technologies to improve the quality of life for all segments of society. To uphold and encourage this mentality in our organization, we engage in skill building workshops to give our community the necessary experience to affect the global state, community-building events to grow interpersonal relations, and open forum discussions on key areas of technology ripe for benefiting society.

Region 1: Northeastern USA

Section: Boston, MA (Boston)

Founding Date: March 21, 2003

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Last Update: 6/22/2020

Boston, Massachusetts

Our University is comfortably established along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA. Surrounded by the art, culture and history of the city, excitement is one short “T” (our subway) ride away. When we’re not being rowdy and throwing tea in the “harbah”, you can find our chapter members hard at work in one of our many engineering buildings located around campus.

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IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the honor society of IEEE. Joining helps promoting excellence in the profession and in education with ideals of Scholarship, Character, and Attitude.

Kappa Sigma

IEEE- Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the honors society of IEEE. By joining, we are committed to promoting excellence in our professions and in our education with the ideals of Scholarship, Excellence and Attitude.

Panagis Samolis

By joining Kappa Sigma, I have gained the leadership and professional skills to further my career in a more profound manner than I could have otherwise imagined. When asked, "would I do it all over again", I can wholeheartedly affirm "Yes"!

Joseph Greene