What is HKN

“Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is an International Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers. Members represent the outstanding juniors and seniors from universities around the world and distinguished professional engineers. The Beta Eta Chapter is NCSU’s local chapter.

As conceived by its founders and as carried forward by its membership during more than two generations, HKN aims to assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals as well as better citizens. Its members are expected to be a constructive force to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions where its chapters are established.”

  • HKN members are known for their:
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Quality
    • Character
  • Build your resume and include membership in a prestigious honors society
  • Have fun! Participate in social activities

  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was founded at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1904 by Maurice Carr
  • There are now 240 chapters at colleges and universities worldwide
  • There are over 200,000 members
  • HKN members serve the community, university, and department in various activities