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1 The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

2 History Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was founded at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1904 by Maurice Carr Penn State’s Epsilon Chapter was shortly after on December 4, 1909. Over 200 chapters at universities across the U.S. and we are currently expanding into Canada Over 300,000 members today The HKN has also just merged with the IEEE this Fall

3 Who is qualified for membership? Top 1/4 of juniors Top 1/3 of seniors Graduate students EE/CMPEN Faculty

4 Prominent HKN members Larry Page, founder of Google Eric Schmidt, CEO Google Amar Bose, inventor of the Bose Speakers Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail David Filo, founder of Yahoo! Henry Samueli, founder of Broadcom HKN members are on the Board of Directors at many top tech companies including Google, IBM, Yahoo!, Motorola

5 Why join Eta Kappa Nu? Academic Accomplishment- Ensure that your exceptional academic accomplishment and strong character is publicly recognized Long Term Relationships - Build a network of long-term relationships with HKN students Receive Advice - interact with your department’s faculty on a personal basis and receive advice for your future. Resume Enhancer – use the group when seeking a position or applying for graduate school.

6 Why join Eta Kappa Nu? Helping – tutor and help your classmates out with those unbearable core courses HKN Activities – will be offering group tour to nuclear reactor and future service events The BRIDGE - Enjoy a 2 year subscription to HKN’s magazine Networking Opportunities - Gain numerous networking opportunities with corporations, government and universities.

7 Why join Eta Kappa Nu? IEEE/EKN Corporate Affiliations and Sponsors

8 HKN Awards Participate in HKN’s extensive awards program: o Outstanding Junior Student Award o Outstanding Senior Student Award o Outstanding Chapter Award o Outstanding Teaching Award o Distinguished Service Award o Karapetoff Award for Technical Achievement o Eminent Member o Outstanding Young Electrical or Computer Engineer

9 Officer Positions Learn leadership skills by serving your chapter as an officer o President o Vice President o Co-Tutoring Chairs o Recording Secretary o Corresponding Secretary o Treasurer o Web Correspondent

10 Pledging Requirements Completion of Pledge Books -Typed -Cover Page -Signatures of chapter officers and faculty members -Pledge Essay Initiation fee -$85 lifetime membership

11 Important Dates Pizza Social (6:00) -Tuesday October 25th -Room 101 EE East Initiation (7:00) - Wednesday November 9th - Room 101 EE East - Formal Attire!!!

12 For more information Visit for more information about the National Eta Kappa Visit to see what Penn State’s EKN is all about

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