Purdue’s HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award
For the fifth straight year, the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors has selected the Beta Chapter of Purdue University to receive the Outstanding Chapter Award. This prestigious award is presented to IEEE-HKN Chapters in recognition of excellence in their Chapter administration and programs. The award is based on the content and description of chapter activities that are contained in the Annual Chapter Report (which summarizes the chapter’s activities from the previous academic year of 1 July to 30 June).
Just 21 Chapters were recognized for their work during the 2021-2022 academic year. Chapters are selected based on their activities, community service and outreach, and the impact they have had on their Department, University, and community. Plaques will be presented this month at the IEEE-HKN Awards Reception during the 2023 ECEDHA Annual Conference, to be held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
HKN is an Honor Society for students who excel in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Beta Chapter was formed at Purdue in 1905 and has since been continually recognized as one of the best HKN chapters. HKN Beta is best known at Purdue for the member-staffed HKN Student Lounge in the Max W & Maileen Brown Family Hall of Electrical Engineering (BHEE). The chapter also hosts companies for recruiting events, runs a student lab space, performs community service, and hosts weekly social events for members and friends It is advised by Steven D. Pekarek, Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III Professor of ECE.
Membership in HKN is limited to the top third of seniors, the top fourth of juniors, and the top fifth of sophomores. Graduate students are also eligible for membership beginning in their second semester of graduate study.
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