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 upper sophomore class (45-59 credit hours), top quarter of the junior class (60-90 credit hours, the top third of the senior class (90+ credit hours), 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

Molly Fane

President

mkfane2@illinois.edu


Somie Park

Vice President

spark270@illinois.edu


Nikhil Parmar

Treasurer

nparmar2@illinois.edu


Navid Mokhlesi

Director of Technology

navidm2@illinois.edu


Penny Xu

Director of Corporate Affairs

ypxu2@illinois.edu


Steven Kolaczkowski

Director of Student Services

kolaczk2@illinois.edu


Gauri Konanoor

Director of Outreach

gmk2@illinois.edu


Milan Shah

Secretary

mrshah3@illinois.edu


Tori Colthurst

Director of Publicity

vrc2@illinois.edu


Aditya Chitnis

Director of Operations

aac2@illinois.edu


Yda Hoffer-Sohn

Director of Initiate Affairs

yhh2@illinois.edu


Nathan Narasimhan

Director of Events

nanaras2@illinois.edu


Richard Nai

Director of Information

rnai2@illinois.edu