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Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu. Information Session Spring 2008. What is Eta Kappa Nu?. National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society Only Top 1/3 of Seniors and Top 1/4 of Juniors are eligible. Congratulations!. History of Eta Kappa Nu .

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Eta Kappa Nu

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  1. Eta Kappa Nu Information Session Spring 2008

  2. What is Eta Kappa Nu? • National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society • Only Top 1/3 of Seniors and Top 1/4 of Juniors are eligible Congratulations!

  3. History of Eta Kappa Nu • Started in 1904 at University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign by Maurice L. Carr • Over 200 chapters all over the U.S • Started in 1910 at UW Madison as Theta chapter • Includes many famous engineers • Gordon Moore, Jerry Sanders, Amar Bose, Harry Nyquist, John Bardeen (1928)

  4. History of Theta Chapter Class of 1913

  5. John Bardeen • Class of 1928 • 1962 Eta Kappa Nu’s Eminent Member • Two Times Nobel Prize Winner • Inventor of Transistor • Superconductivity Theory

  6. Officers 2007-2008 • President: David Nosbusch • Vice-President: Travis Dowden • Secretary: Steve Weisman • Treasurer: Steve Moon • Tutoring Coordinator: Travis Dowden & Bill McClane • Publicity Coordinator: Daniel Reich • Polygon Representative: Bill McLane • Webmaster: Mike Anderson • External Relations: Callen Gordon • Social Chair: Joel Hamel

  7. About the current Theta Chapter • Student Members: ~70 • Honorary Members: 8 • Professors Booske, Botez, Hagness, Jahns, Lipasti, Venkataramanan • Instructors Allie, Morrow • Industry Partners: 4 • IBM, nVIDIA, Boston Scientific, Microsoft • Advisor: Professor Compton

  8. HKN Activities • ECE Tutoring • Mon, Wed 7pm – 9pm, 4th Floor, Wendt Library • Industrial Guest Speakers • National Instruments • Research Seminar • MIT Lincoln Labs

  9. Membership Benefits • It's the only ECE honor society ! • Highest honor awarded by ECE department • There are scholarships available • Network with businesses and faculty • Meet a lot of other great engineers • Employers contact HKN directly • Resume Booklet • The Bridge

  10. Requirements 1.) Fill out an application form we will send via email. Send it back to us at hkn@cae.wisc.edu. 2.) Pay a $65 membership fee Make checks payable to “Eta Kappa Nu” • Please drop it off in the Eta Kappa Nu Office (M1094 ECB) or in the mailbox. • Financial assistance is available, please email hkn@cae.wisc.edu.

  11. Requirements 3.) Tutoring Service (Two Hours) - Please sign up with our tutoring coordinator, Travis Dowden (dowden@wisc.edu) 4.) Professional Interaction Talk to one of the ECE professors and fill out the survey provided by us 5.) Attend the initiation ceremony April 19, 2008 Saturday at 10:30am 1610 Engineering Hall

  12. Deadlines • Wednesday April 16, 2008 (All initiation materials need to be in the HKN mailbox in ECB by 6pm)

  13. Coming Events • Initiation Ceremony Saturday, 4/19/2008, 10:30am 1610 EH • Mandatory initiation event • Parents are invited to the ceremony • Please email us if unable to attend • Officer Election (4/XX/2008)

  14. Common Questions • Are you a fraternity/greek organization? • No, we are not. We are an honor society • Why a fee? • The national office requires a fee to continue its operation • Why HKN, not EKN • Eta Kappa Nu, Eta is H in the Greek alphabet • Do I have to pay again? • No. One-time membership fee.

  15. Questions? QUESTIONS?? Website: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/studentorgs/hkn/index.html Email: hkn@cae.wisc.edu National Website: www.hkn.org

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