About

About HKN

HKN is the international honor society for electrical and computer engineers. Established by Maurice Carr in 1904 with the opening of the Alpha chapter at UIUC, HKN has grown to over 200 chapters. Outstanding persons are elected to HKN primarily from the junior and senior classes of accredited undergraduate programs. Graduate students and distinguished professional engineers are also eligible. Students are chosen based on marked academic performance, personal character, service to the student body, and distinguished accomplishments.

While one of its purposes certainly is the reward of scholarship, Eta Kappa Nu has a far broader purpose than merely to award a badge of distinction to scholars. As conceived by its founders and as carried forward by its members for more than two generations, another aim is to assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals. HKN encourages members to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions generally where its chapters are established.

For more information, visit the national website at hkn.org.

Membership Requirements

Membership in HKN is extended to the top fifth of the sophomore class, top quarter of the junior class, the top third of the senior class, and all graduate students. Undergraduate students will need to have taken at least 3 ECE courses. Students who meet these requirements will be invited to join HKN at the beginning of the semester. Once invited, initiates will perform a semester of service for HKN before initiating at the end of the semester. See the Initiates Page for more information.

Officers

Ryan Grady

President

hkn-pres@illinois.edu

Hyunbin Park

Vice President

hkn-vp@illinois.edu

Seungjun Cho

Treasurer

sccho3@illinois.edu

Alan Yang

Director of Operations

asyang2@illinois.edu

Todd Nguyen

Director of Corporate Relations

hkn-corporate@illinois.edu

Corey Snyder

Director of Student Services

hkn-services@illinois.edu

Evan Qi

Director of Events

eqi2@illinois.edu

Molly Fane

Director of Initiate Affairs

mkfane2@illinois.edu

Anthony Li

Director of Information

ali34@illinois.edu

Vikram Anjur

Director of Outreach

vanjur2@illinois.edu

Matthew Schuele

Director of Technology

hkn-tech@illinois.edu

Kaidong Peng

Director of Publicity

kpeng7@illinois.edu

Christopher Dunaway

Secretary

cdunawa2@illinois.edu