Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is an International Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers. Epsilon Omicron Chapter at the University of Delaware is one of over 200 student branches of HKN in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE) is a technical professional body while HKN is an academic and professional honors fraternity more akin to Tau Beta Pi.
While one of its purposes certainly is the stimulation and 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 membership during more than two generations, another aim is to assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals as well as better citizens. In turn, it is still another purpose of the organization, that its members be a constructive force, helping fellow members and non-members alike to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions generally where its chapters are established.
If you are eligible to join HKN you will be notified by the local chapter. Student's records and achievements are reviewed and considered and potential members are notified by normal and electronic mail of their invitation in December or January to be inducted in the Spring semester.
National requirements specify minimum standards for admission: