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National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

New Jersey Institute of Technology


Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is the national Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society.  Our chapter is called the New Jersey Gamma Kappa chapter which was established over 51 years ago at the Newark College of Engineering on May 23, 1953, and its office is located at Faculty building room 330.  Our mission in general is to stimulate and reward scholarship while assisting and encouraging our members to grow professionally throughout their entire lives.  Students who are eligible for membership are later required to be involved in pre-initiation activities where they have the opportunities to prove their outstanding qualifications beyond their scholarship achievements which include their capacity and willingness for hard work, and congeniality and adaptability for working in harmony with all sorts of people, in addition to many other criteria. 

For each semester, we usually initiate 10 to 15 new members.  And, our chapter activities mainly revolve around the initiation activities.  This academic year, we plan to require prospective members to do community service within the ECE department by providing tutoring sessions, or other sorts of community service that they prefer, which would enrich the academic lives of the people in the ECE department while advertising the values which HKN should contribute to the Electrical and Computer Engineering profession in general.

Undergraduate ECE students have to be in the top 1/4 of their junior class, or top 1/3 in their senior class to be eligible for membership.  We are considering applications for outstanding graduate ECE students.  The minimum GPA requirement is 3.5, and eligible student will have outstanding extra curricular activities and accomplishments.  (If you're a graduate student and interested to join us, and have the minimum required GPA, please send us your resume and we will contact you.)