hkn:lsu :: Eta Kappa Nu - A Worthwhile GoalIntroduction
Let us acquaint you with the Eta Kappa Nu Association. It is the International Honor Society for Electrical Engineers, with chapters at approximately 200 locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Outstanding persons are elected to Eta Kappa Nu primarily from the junior and senior classes of accredited undergraduate programs. Graduate Students and distinguished professional engineers are also eligible. Eligibility, naturally, depends on marked ability, as evidenced by scholarship, personal character, useful voluntary services, and distinguished accomplishments, all of which indicate that the candidate will be or is a success in his profession. For undergraduate students, eligibility depends largely on the records established during the first two or three years in college. Therefore, it is important that you set your goal early and strive steadfastly, first to do well scholastically; and, second, to give some of yourself to carefully selected activities which will help your school and fellow man. In turn, these accomplishments will bring returns to you as well.
The potential advantages and opportunities created through membership in this society are worthwhile goals. The scholastic and related effort that it will take to become qualified will reap benefits for you beyond your expectations. Eta Kappa Nu members are marked people, sought after by the best companies for employment. This factor alone is worth the effort it takes to maintain Eta Kappa Nu's high standards.
Purpose of Eta Kappa Nu
While one of its purposes certainly is the stimulation and reward of scholarship, Eta Kappa Nu has a far broader purpose than merely to award a badge of distinction to scholars. As conceived by its founders and as carried forward by its membership during more than two generations, another aim is to assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals as well as better citizens. In turn, it is still another purpose of the organization, that its members be a constructive force, helping fellow members and non-members alike to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions generally where its chapters are established.
Each undergraduate and alumni chapter is carrying out these ideals in the manner best fitted to its individual needs and opportunities. An international organization, elected by the chapters, exercises general supervision and correlates the efforts of these groups. A quarterly magazine keeps the members informed of the organization's activities and provides a means of contact between graduates and undergraduates.
Growth of Eta Kappa Nu
Eta Kappa Nu has grown steadily since its establishment at the University of Illinois in 1904. In the first ten years, ten chapters were formed. In the first fifty years, 56 chapters were in existence. In 1983 there were approximately 200 chapters including branches of Eta in five foreign countries and numerous Alumni Chapters in various cities and corporations.
Eta Kappa Nu continues to grow and to influence the progress of the electrical engineering profession through its high ideals about scholarship, character, and service to fellow man.
Wouldn't you want to strive for the distinction Eta Kappa Nu gives its members?