Eta Kappa Nu Becomes IEEE's Honor Society

Merger forms IEEE-HKN

6 December 2010

Eta Kappa Nu (known as HKN), a nonprofit public-service organization with nearly 200 university chapters, has become the honor society of IEEE. The merger, which forms IEEE-HKN, expands the organization's operations and chapters beyond North America. HKN will have broader access to professionals and students around the world who are IEEE members.

HKN recognizes excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service and has more than 100 000 inductees who were chosen on the basis of their technical, scientific, and leadership achievements.

IEEE-HKN will be governed by a new board of governors to be elected by HKN chapters. The president of the board will serve as a voting member of the IEEE Educational Activities Board and will be an ex officio on the IEEE Foundation's board of directors. All HKN chapters will continue to operate as they have in the past. Beginning next year, new HKN inductees must also be IEEE members.

If you are an HKN member, e-mail with your IEEE member number so that your records can be updated.

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