Who Are We:

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is the international honors society under IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for Electrical and Computer Engineering majors (Computer Science included).

Similar to IEEE and many other honor societies, HKN has many chapters across the nation affiliated with certain universities. Our chapter, Iota Zeta, provides academic services to non-members and prospective members participate in activities to nurture academic and involvement status within our chapter.


What We Do:

Our current focus at HKN is the professional development of our members and involvement in the local community. By refining our resumes, honing our communication skills, and connecting one another to a variety of internship opportunities, we are able to take ourselves one step closer to our careers.

To stay involved with our community, we reach out to local schools and students on campus to assist them in the areas that relate to our fields of study. Inspire School of Arts & Sciences in one school that we are currently collaborating with by helping their Robotics Club design and troubleshoot their robots for the upcoming VEX competitions.


Chapter Leadership

Chapter Adviser: Dr. Meghdad Hajimorad mhajimorad@csuchico.edu

President: James Bernhard jbernhard@mail.csuchico.edu

Vice President: Michael Tiffany mtiffany@mail.csuchico.edu

Treasurer: Rene Mendez rmendez2@mail.csuchico.edu

Secretary: Yoana Guzman yguzmanhernandez@mail.csuchico.edu

Webmaster: Nolan Spencer nhspencer@mail.csuchico.edu


How to join HKN?

Inductees to the Iota-Zeta chapter demonstrate outstanding scholarship, strength of character and possess a strong code of ethics.

Scholastic Requirements:

Sophomore: Any enrolled student who has completed one-third of the scholastic requirements for the bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, and has a cumulative ranking in the upper fifth of their class.

Junior: Any enrolled student who has completed one-half of the scholastic requirements for the bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, and has a cumulative ranking in the upper quarter of their class.

Senior: Any enrolled student who has completed three-fourths of the scholastic requirements for the bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, and has a cumulative ranking in the upper third of their class.

Graduate Student: Any student currently enrolled in a program of study leading to a masters or doctorate degree in electrical or computer engineering, and has completed one full academic term at California State University, Chico.

Candidates who have demonstrated exceptionally meritorious conduct may substitute those qualifications in lieu of class rankings. Conduct that is deemed exceptionally meritorious shall be determined by the President and Vice President.