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!


The 2022-2023 E-Board

Mary Ragheb (President)

Hey! I’m Mary and I’m a fourth year computer engineering and computer science student. I have completed one co-op at Massa: Sonar & Ultrasonic Technology. I am very excited to be in HKN this year to create opportunities for our members and discover new ones myself.

Ella Holl (Vice President)

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

Lucy Pellegrino (Secretary)

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

Jonathan Tan (Treasurer)

Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan! I’m a fourth year electrical engineering student, and I completed my first co-op at Micro-Leads working on nervous system medical devices as an electrical engineer. I’m really looking forward to the next year of HKN. I hope to meet everyone and make a positive impact in our community together!