Purdue University Northwest, Nu Theta

On August 24, 2023, the Nu Theta chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) at Purdue University Northwest was officially approved by the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors. This approval paved the way for a new chapter dedicated to recognizing excellence in electrical and computer engineering. The formal establishment of the chapter was celebrated with an installation and induction ceremony on October 19, 2023, where the founding members were welcomed. This event not only marked a pivotal moment for Purdue University Northwest but also reinforced the university’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and leadership in engineering disciplines.

The founding members of the Nu Theta chapter are:
• Anhviet Le (President)
• Kimani Jackson (Vice-President)
• Daniel Cornejo (Treasurer)
• Marc Serna (Corresponding Secretary)
• David Stevenson (Recording Secretary)
• Oona Kintscher (News Correspondent)
• Nathaniel Davila
• Jack Brenner
• Rebecca Johnson
• Kevin Castaneda
• Jacob Harvey
• Ryan Wierzgac
• Jesus Gonzalez

Purdue University Northwest’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is part of its College of Engineering and Sciences. The program offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and 4+1 degree options, preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century. The program is designed to offer equal focus and depth in both electrical engineering and computer engineering disciplines. Students can choose to specialize in areas such as mechatronics, and power and energy systems. The program’s mission is to provide high-quality education and to advance fundamental knowledge in electrical and computer engineering, with a focus on ethical and professional engagement that positively impacts society, the economy, and the environment. The vision of the ECE Department at Purdue University Northwest is to improve the quality of life, economy, and environment of the region and the world by educating a competitive, innovative, and ethical engineering workforce.

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Last Updated: 01/08/2024

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