A candidate for professional membership may be inducted into a University Chapter or the Eta Chapter of the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors (BoG). Remember, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is a lifetime designation! Once HKN, Always HKN!
The nomination form is for the Eta Chapter ONLY. For induction into a University Chapter, please contact the chapter directly.
The 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.)
- A candidate for professional membership in IEEE-HKN must be an IEEE member.
- 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
- be or become an IEEE member (subject to applying and purchasing an IEEE membership)
- 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:
- Computer Sciences and Information Technology
- Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences
- Technical Communications
- Management, and Law and Policy.
- 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
- 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 by the giving of professional skills freely and without desire for personal gain.
- The individual will demonstrate personal integrity by the giving of 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
- 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.