Auburn HKN chapter receives national recognition

Published: Apr 10, 2008 2:58:49 PM
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The Auburn University student chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the honor society for electrical and computer engineers, recently received an Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2006-07 academic year. Presented at the annual meeting of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA), in San Diego, Calif., on March 17, the award is based on the contents and description of chapter activities contained in the annual chapter report, which all HKN chapters are required to submit.

For the 2006-2007 academic year, 110 chapters competed for an Outstanding Chapter Award. Other chapters receiving awards included the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Missouri-Rolla, University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. These chapters embody the leadership skills, service commitments, and academic abilities that make HKN the most prestigious electrical and computer engineering honor society.

Founded in 1904, HKN has approximately 200 chartered chapters. The Xi chapter at Auburn University was established in 1920. Each chapter is student-led and capably guided by a faculty advisor. Electrical and computer engineering students who have achieved the required academic standing and also having significant leadership and exceptional character qualities are invited to become HKN members.

ECE professor Mark Nelms is the Auburn chapter's advisor. Department head Dave Irwin accepted the award.