Just like a student you must be invited by the HKN chapter at a university to become a Professional HKN Member. Apart from our criteria, Chapter leaders determine eligibility to join their university Chapters. One can also be nominated for membership in our Board of Governors’ Eta Chapter.

Please read the following information carefully and contact info@hkn.org for any questions.

To submit a nomination for an individual to be considered for professional membership in IEEE-HKN, please use the nomination form in the tab at the bottom of this page.

 

Professional Member Eligibility Information

A candidate for professional membership may be inducted into a University Chapter or the Eta Chapter of the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors (BoG).

Use the nomination form on this page for the Eta Chapter ONLY. For induction into a University Chapter, please contact the chapter directly.

Professional membership is subject to the operations manual and governing documents of IEEE-HKN.
(Candidates for membership as undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are subject to different eligibility criteria and procedures as specified by the operations manual and governing documents of IEEE-HKN.)

IEEE Membership Requirement & Induction Fee

  • A candidate for professional membership in IEEE-HKN must be or become an IEEE member (subject to applying and purchasing an IEEE membership).
  • If inducted into IEEE-HKN, the professional member must pay the Professional Member Induction Fee as established annually by the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors

Evaluation Criteria

  • The candidate for professional membership is not a student.
  • The candidate for professional membership has been a practicing engineer for 10 years in the technical fields of interest of the IEEE defined fields of interest, or a member of the Faculty of an active IEEE-HKN Chapter.

IEEE designated fields of interest are as follows:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  • Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Technical Communications
  • Education
  • Management, and Law and Policy

Education Component

Education receives credit towards years of service as follows:

  • The candidate with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent will be credited with 3 years of professional service
  • The candidate with master’s degree of equivalent will be credited with 4 years of professional service
  • The candidate PhD degree or equivalent will be credited with 5 years of professional service

Leadership/Service Component

The candidate for professional membership has demonstrated significant leadership and service to unpaid, non-IEEE governance, volunteer activities during the individual’s professional career.

The individual will demonstrate professional dedication and personal integrity by the giving of professional skills and personal time freely and without desire for personal gain.

Service can include, but is not limited to:

  • Charitable activities
  • Community service and involvement activities
  • Humanitarian service and involvement activities
  • Educational activities
  • Technical activities
  • Mentoring

The specific, personal contributions of the individual are must be documented. Service could be in support of the IEEE, or one of its defined fields of interest, but that is not a requirement.

Nominations

One nominator in addition to two endorsements is required

  • The nominator must be a member (any grade including student) of the IEEE and IEEE-HKN
  • A current member of the IEEE-HKN BoG is eligible to be a nominator

It is up to the nominator to seek out and upload the 2 professional endorsements to the Professional Nomination Form.

Only online nominations will be accepted for membership in an alumni chapter and for the Eta chapter

Endorsements

A total of 2 endorsements are required.

For nominations in an alumni chapter or the Eta chapter, the following applies.

  • One endorsement by a member of IEEE-HKN (any grade including student)
  • One endorsement by an individual directly familiar with the unpaid, non-IEEE governance, volunteer contributions of the candidate
    (IEEE-HKN membership is required for endorsers of an alumni chapter nomination and IEEE-HKN membership is not required for endorsers of an Eta chapter nomination)

A current member of the IEEE-HKN BoG is eligible to be an endorser

Nomination Form