HKN is an honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineering majors. It is a national honorary society, with nearly 200 chapters at different universities. The first chapter was founded in 1904 at the University of Illinois. The Pi chapter here at OSU was founded in 1920. The top quarter of ECE juniors and top third of ECE seniors are invited to join HKN each Fall. 

At Oregon State we focus on providing access to faculty, professional development, and leadership opportunities. We participate in various activities. Group meetings are held to get to know one another in a way students may not get the chance to in class. Guest speakers from the department and industry give our members unique opportunites to learn from others. Recently as an organization, we have put a greater focus on professional development due to the desires of the group. Last winter our chapter held a very successful mock interview event that will be becoming an annual event.

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