About us

Eta Kappa Nu's mission is to encourage and recognize excellence as a student, and help members become better professionals in the IEEE-designated fields of interest.

The Mu Zeta Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu was chartered at Western Washington University in January 2016 with the help of Prof. Andy Klein. HKN, as the society is often referred to, has more than 180 active chapters branches around the world, including chapters in over half of all the engineering schools in the United States.

Eta Kappa Nu was originally founded in 1904 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Members are chosen based on their class standing in the program. Juniors who rank in the upper fourth and seniors who rank in the upper third of their class may be elected to become members of HKN. Members are not only selected based on their academic success, character and attitude is also taken into consideration. Invitations for membership are usually extended at the beginning of the Spring quarter of the sophomore and junior years.

You can contact HKN at any time at: wwu.hkn@gmail.com.

The current officers can frequently be found in the Engineering labs, and would be more than happy to talk with you. The faculty advisor is Prof. Xichen Jiang, whose office is ET268.