Eta Kappa Nu - National Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Eta Kappa Nu(2)

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is the result of the vision of Maurice L. Carr, an electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois. He shared that vision with nine other students who together founded the organization on October 28, 1904. The original perspective regarding qualifications for membership was that scholarship was important but that the selection of students with the character and attitude that would make them probable leaders in the profession was even more important. 

Eta Kappa Nu is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. 

Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally.

Qualifications for membership:  

Junior Undergraduate Students

The constitution intends that all chapters consider the top quarter of the Junior class for membership.

Senior Undergraduate Students

The constitution intends that all chapters consider the top third of the Senior class for membership. This will include additional members who were not invited as juniors, as well as those who were invited as juniors but did not accept membership at that time.