What is HKN?

Membership is by invitation to the top quarter of juniors and the top third of seniors. In addition to having the required scholastic rank, members of Eta Kappa Nu, possess an unimpeachable character, are able to make use of the knowledge and information acquired, have the capacity and willingness for hard work, work in harmony with all types of people, and have a genial nature.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is the student honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are much better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally. After graduation, members continue their involvement through their university chapters, volunteering for IEEE-HKN committees and receiving information on IEEE-HKN activities.

To further recognize excellence, IEEE-HKN conducts award programs to recognize professional leaders, exceptional educators, outstanding students, young engineering professionals, outstanding chapters, and effective faculty advisors.

For more than 100 years, Eta Kappa Nu has embraced excellence. In the years ahead, IEEE-HKN will continue to reinvent itself to meet the needs of its members, the institutions they serve, and our overall society.


HKN offers free tutoring service to all EE and CE Students. Our tutors are all HKN members and volunteer their time to help any student who needs help. Tutoring among different levels of classes is very common, and often necesary for success in the class, so don’t be shy!

    Monday-Wednesday: 208 Snell Engineering
    Thursday: 268 Snell Engineering

Tutoring is available throughout the fall and spring semesters. Please check back weekly for updates in our schedule!

Tutoring Updates for the Week 9/13-19:
    - Tutoring will begin next week!

Need Help in an EECE Course?

Our members can help you in the following courses:


The 2021-2022 E-Board

Julia Estrin (President)

Hi Everyone! I’m Julia and I am a a rising fourth year electrical and computer engineering student. I have been in HKN since the spring semester of my sophomore year. My first co-op was at Desktop Metal in Burlington, MA and my second is at SpaceX at their testing facility in Texas. I love the opportunities HKN has provided to me, such as attending the Student Leadership conference at Tufts University this past fall.

Mary Ragheb (Vice President)

Lucy Pellegrino (Corresponding Secretary)

Hi everyone, I’m Lucy and I’m a third year electrical engineering student. I am also on my first co-op at Doble Engineering Company as a Hardware Engineer. This is my first year in HKN but I’m very excited to organize both social and professional events so that we can all gain the most out of this organization!

Ella Holl (Recording Secretary)

Hello! My name is Ella and I am a rising third year computer engineering and computer science student. I am currently on my first co-op at Bain Capital, an investment firm, working as an applications developer. This is my first year in HKN and I am so excited to help organize fun events that help everyone get to know one another and grow professionally!

Jonathan Tan (Treasurer)