Eta Kappa Nu

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the student honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. HKN meets every other Wednesday, opposite of IEEE meetings, though HKN members are encouraged to attend IEEE meetings as well.

HKN provides various services to the department, including selling lab kits for the EE labs, hosting workshops and other events that teach essential EE skills, and holding meetings with faculty and industry speakers.


HKN invites speakers from industry and UNL faculty to present on career opportunities and interesting EE topics. HKN often teams up with IEEE, and past meeting have included an Audio/Video tour of Memorial Stadium, driving Teslas with Dr. Cox, touring NCEE Labs, and hearing representatives from IBM, LI-COR, Bosch, and more talk about job opportunities with their companies. 

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Check out a few of our coolest meetings below!

September 6, 2017: HKN hosted local power utility company, LES. They informed us on how they power all of Lincoln using underground and overhead transmission. On September 15th, they will be posting job opportunities online, just go to and click on careers. LES only offers  Co-ops to new interns so they can learn what's going on. As they described, it's like drinking from a fire hose when you first show up. If you want to know more, LES will also be at the career fair on both September 25th (for the business majors) and the 26th (for STEM majors).  


August 29, 2017: Our first workshop was a huge success! Students were taught how to solder by assembling a simple LED circuit on a perf board. In addition, a demostration was given on how to use AutoDesk Inventor to model objects as well as print them using our 3D printers.

Having Fun at the First WorkshopMore Fun at the First WorkshopLearning to Solder


August 23, 2017: The first meeting of the year and was an absolutely amazing turnout! Thank you all for coming! We got a lot done, including getting your input on what workshops, guest speakers, projects, and fundraisers you want. After all the seriousness, we got to relax and play some board games. 

First IEEE/HKN Meeting of The Year