IEEE-HKN is a community of communities that interact and learn from one another. Every HKN member — from the newest inductee to the seasoned professional — has pledged to “live up to… in word and in deed…the principles for which IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu stands.” HKN members are highly motivated, socially conscious lifelong learners and servant leaders.
We use our skills to make an impact locally and globally. Our pledge and these characteristics bind all of us HKN members to one another. We connect through our chapters and through society-wide events such as the Student Leadership Conference and Pathways to Industry. Friendships are forged, mentoring relationships are born, and collaborations are created. Scroll down to meet our members and learn why we do what we do.
HKN can be your technical and professional home, with opportunities to give back as well as develop yourself and your career. If you’ve lost touch, please contact us to start getting THE BRIDGE or the alumni newsletter, add HKN to your IEEE membership card, get in contact with your chapter of induction, volunteer, or share your favorite HKN memory!
HKN is a service-oriented organization and relies on the talent and service of dedicated volunteers. Join us in mentoring our students, visiting your chapter, amplifying our message, or serving on a committee.
In 2010, HKN merged with IEEE. This has opened up countless opportunities for continuing education, certifications, scholarships, fellowships, design competitions, and partnerships at all levels and in numerous disciplines. Explore the possibilities.
"I really believe in the community aspect of HKN; we are able to enlarge our community by connecting with other chapters globally"- Sandro Sartoni2020-2021 Student Governor
"While that SLC might be over, I will always remember it as the moment that taught me that IEEE-HKN isn't just a local honor for a graduating student, but a passionate community that is there to support you wherever your next step takes you"- Joseph Greene2021-2022 Student Governor
"I’ve come to the point in my career where I’ve already had plenty of awards and recognition, I don’t need that anymore. My greatest satisfaction is helping a young person be successful themself, and when they achieve success, seeing how happy they are and knowing I had something to do with that. What really drives me today is to help other people."- John McDonald‘71 Beta Chapter
"As an alumni member of Nu Chapter, meeting these outstanding students gave me insight into the future of engineering."- John Mcwilliams‘76 Nu Chapter