What is IEEE-HKN?
HKN is the official honors society for IEEE, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
What majors can induct into HKN?
Our chapter (Kappa Psi) recognizes academic excellence for majors under the ECE, CSE, NANO, and MAE departments.
What does HKN do at UCSD?
HKN promotes academic excellence and professionalism of character among students at the Jacobs School of Engineering. We develop students through tutoring, workshops, and mentoring. Members enjoy development under our organization through networking, learning technical skills, and developing professionally.
We also provide free tutoring alongside ECE and other volunteer tutors at the IDEA Study Center on the 5th floor of Jacobs Hall (EBU1).
What benefits come from membership?
- Job opportunities only for HKN members.
– Alumni network and support
– Membership-only events
– Graduation stole and cord
– Access to HKN’s lounge
– One year of IEEE membership with induction
– Resume enhancement
– Long lasting friendships with fellow members and alumni
How do I become eligible for membership?
Eligible members in the ECE, CSE, NANO, and MAE departments are invited based on GPA ranking among their standing class. We invite those in the top 1/5 of the sophomore class, 1/4 of the junior class, and 1/3 of the senior class.
Candidates who have met the GPA ranking requirement must also complete the required classes from their respective major.
Electrical Engineering – Three ECE courses, one of which must be ECE 35
Computer Science – Three CSE courses (excluding CSE courses below 8B), two of which must be CSE 12 and CSE 30
Computer Engineering – Three CSE or ECE courses (excluding CSE courses below 8B), one of which must be either CSE 30 or ECE 35
Chemical Engineering – At least CENG 100
Nanoengineering – Both ECE 25 and NANO 101
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – MAE 130B
Environmental Engineering – CHEM 140A
If you believe you are eligible for membership and may have not received an invitation through your UCSD email, please end us an email at email@example.com.
I am a graduate student. Can I induct to HKN?
Yes. Any student currently enrolled in a program of study leading to the master’s or doctorate degree in a major under the ECE, CSE, MAE, or NANO departments, and has completed one full academic quarter at UC San Diego.
I am a faculty member. Can I induct to HKN?
All faculty of the ECE, CSE, NANO, and MAE departments with the rank of Assistant Professor or higher are eligible for membership.
How do I complete my induction hours?
You can complete the hours required for induction by attending any HKN events, which can vary in time. You can also earn up to five (2.5) hours by volunteering with our tutoring program (contact the Head Tutor for more details).
Where can I get a copy of the induction sheet?
You can download and print a copy of the Membership Pledge Form at here.
How do I sign up for my induction interview?
We will release a schedule of interview times to current candidates a few weeks before induction ceremony.
If I complete some hours in one quarter, are they valid if I wait to induct at a later time?
Unfortunately, hours completed during a previous induction cycle (academic quarter) will not carry over into future quarters. An exception may be made for candidates under special circumstances, however is not guaranteed.
Is there a resume book available for current HKN members?
There is no current resume book of active members available. If interested in reaching out to our membership regarding outreach or job opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.