Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

Epsilon Chapter

Penn State College of Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

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Updates:

Thank you to all those that attended the Eta Kappa Nu EE electives night! A copy of the powerpoint can be downloaded here.

Eta Kappa Nu was represented at both the Fall Career Days Reverse Career Fair and the EE/CMPEN Networking Reverse Career Fair. We look forward to growing our relationships with all corporate partners. More information can be found in our sponsors section.

Free tutoring for all EE and CMPEN core courses will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM. Please see the tutoring section for more information. Sponsorship for HKN tutoring is provided by Cisco Systems.

New Initiates:

Make sure to collect all signatures and complete your pledge book. The pledge book can be downloaded here.

Be on the look out for updates and new events that will be posted in our calendar.

Tutoring

Tutoring provided by Eta Kappa Nu members is available free of charge every Tuesday from 6-8 pm in 101 EE East.  Some of the classes for which tutors are available include:

  1. EE 210: CIRCUITS AND DEVICES
  2. EE 310: ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DESIGN I
  3. EE 316: INTRODUCTION TO EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLERS
  4. EE 330: ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS
  5. EE 350: CONTINUOUS-TIME LINEAR SYSTEMS
  6. EE 340: INTRODUCTION TO NANOELECTRONICS
  7. CMPEN 270: DIGITAL DESIGN: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Tutoring for other classes may also be available depending on the members present. For more information or suggestions please send an email to our tutoring chair Nate Marrone or the webmaster.

Eta Kappa Nu tutoring is sponsored by Cisco Systems.

Club History

History of HKN

Maurice L. Carr is credited as being the founder of Eta Kappa Nu.  The organization was established in 1904 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Eta Kappa Nu has grown steadily since its establishment. In its first ten years, ten new chapters were formed. After its first fifty years, fifty-six chapters were in existence. In 1983, there were approximately 200 chapters, including branches of Eta Kappa Nu in five foreign countries and numerous Alumni Chapters in various cities and with various corporations.

For more information, see HKN's web site.

Epsilon Chapter History

The Epsilon Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu at Pennsylvania State University was chartered in 1909, only 5 years after the initial founding of Eta Kappa Nu. Penn State Epsilon is the fifth oldest HKN chapter and has much in its history about which to be proud, both at the local and the national levels.

The Epsilon Chapter has maintained a variety of annual activities, such as offering undergraduate tutoring, holding information nights for graduate school and undergraduate courses, and assisting the Electrical Engineering department with the Engineering Open House in the spring.

Faculty Advisers

Professor John ("Jack") D. Mitchell is a faculty advisor for the Epsilon Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu. His teaching interests are primarily in the areas of electronic circuits and design, as well as space sciences. His current research focuses on electrical properties and processes of the middle atmosphere.

Professor Mitchell is a former recipient of the College of Engineering's Outstanding Teacher and Advisor Awards, and a former elected member of the Eta Kappa Nu International Board of Directors.

Professor Jeffery Mayer

Professor John ("Jack") D. Mitchell

Professor Jeffery Mayer is a co-faculty advisor for the Epsilon Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu. His teaching interest and research is in power systems dynamics, electrical machinery, drive systems, energy conversion and controls.

Professor Mayer is a recipient of the Penn State Engineering Society award for Outstanding Teaching and the Department's Head award for Outstanding Teaching.

Epsilon Chapter Officers

Calendar / Events

Initiation Information

Completion of Pledge Book

Completion of Pledge Book (download this template to use).

The completion of the pledge book is one of the fundamental requirements that must be met in order to become a member of the Epsilon Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu. It represents a continuation of the traditional pledge requirements which have existed since the founding of the Epsilon Chapter in 1909.

Pledge essay (topic shown in template and to be submitted with Pledge Book).

Required signatures (as shown in template).

Payment of the one-time $85 initiation fee

Includes a lifetime membership to Eta Kappa Nu.

Checks should be made payable to Eta Kappa Nu and delivered along with the pledge book.

If the fee is a problem, please speak to an HKN officer or to one of the faculty advisors, Dr. John Mitchell or Dr. Jeffrey Mayer.

Required activity

Further information regarding the activity will be announced at the upcoming information session. Please contact one of the officers or the webmaster with any questions.

Sponsors

Sponsors of the Epsilon chapter of HKN support many of the organization's core activities. Companies are provided with the opportunity to advertise at each of HKN's major events. Furthermore, sponsors may be provided other benefits such as access to contact information or resume books from HKN members, the top Electrical Engineering students in the university.

A sample of activities open to corporate sponsorship can be found within the Epsilon Chapter Corporate Packet. Please note that current opportunities may vary, but we are always excited for new ways to grow our corporate relationships.

Please contact our chapter president, Tengiz Gegelia, for more information about becoming a sponsor of the Epsilon chapter of HKN.