Welcome to the website of the Beta Alpha chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) at
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering field. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.
Student members of the Beta Alpha chapter of HKN are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership and have the opportunity to develop lifelong skills that prepare them for the post-college world. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally, by employers and colleagues.
The HKN Officers for the 2016-2017 academic year are:
President: Rebecca Cargan
Vice President: Dario Marasco
Treasurer: Alex Northrup
Events Coordinator: Mihnea Maris
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Timothy Kurzweg
Please feel free to browse our site and contact us for more information about our organizations or with any questions you may have.
Inductions are held twice each academic year, typically in the Fall and Spring terms. Students are invited to join based on the following criteria:
* ECE Pre-Juniors & Juniors in the top ¼ of their class
* ECE Seniors in the top 1/3 of their class
* Exceptional graduate students in ECE related fields
The Faculty Roast is an annual farewell to the graduating seniors, typically held the Friday before graduation. The Roast includes games and videos involving professors and their students. This longstanding chapter and department tradition is without a doubt the most popular event of the year.
Founder’s Day is held each year on October 28th. This event is an opportunity to learn more about HKN and mingle with other members. It is a Beta Alpha tradition to celebrate with a candy buffet!