Maryland Day Volunteers

Hey HKN Members and Inductees,

Maryland Day is right around the corner, and we will need a lot of help getting set up. Our activity is a Mission Impossible themed laser obstacle course in the Kim building. It’s a lot of fun!

In the past, we have gotten very long lines, so we will need a lot of help throughout the day. Even if you want to enjoy Maryland day yourself, helping out for an hour is greatly appreciated. I anticipate a minimum of 5 people per hour will be needed. Help will be needed at the following times:

Friday, April 24

6:00 – 8:00 pm - Setup. Food will be provided! 

Saturday, April 25

9:00 – 10:00: setup

10:00 – 4:00: activity

4:00 – 5:00: cleanup

Location: Kay Boardroom in the Kim building.

Please sign up with times you are interested here:

The perks:

-15 pts per hour for inductees

-Free Maryland Day T shirt

-Free Lunch


Hope to see you all there!
Eta Kappa Nu | Gamma Xi Chapter

University of Maryland, College Park

Order of the Engineer

Attention graduating HKN seniors -

The Order of the Engineer registration is officially open! This event, which is open to Clark School seniors who will be graduating in May 2015 or December 2015, will be held April 1st from 7-9 pm in Riggs Alumni Center. Those who wish to participate can go to for more information and to register online (ticket pricing and other information can be found there).

Attached  here is a paper registration form, which can be completed and handed to Madison Kafer along with cash or check payment. Participants MUST see her to get their ring sized regardless of whether they register online or with the paper form. Madison  will be holding “Office Hours,” in ASME lounge Mon/Wed from 11-1 pm from now until March 25th. Her contact info is or 410-913-8842 for questions or concerns.

Northrop Grumman Professional Event

Hi all,

Our first event that will be worth induction points will be held tomorrow. The event is hosted by Northrop Grumman, HKN, and Theta Tau. It will be a tech talk and general information session titled “Radar: A Microcosm of Multi-Discipline Engineering“.

Northrop Grumman will be recruiting for summer internships and full-time, so feel free to bring your resumes. Food will be provided.

The event will be held in 2460 AVW and will begin at 6 PM.

Hope to see you there!


-HKN Induction squad

First Look Meetings

Below are the dates for the Spring 2015 First Look Meetings. If you didn’t receive an email from us, make sure you meet the requirements for candidacy and send us an email about attending the meetings. 

Wednesday, February 18 in AVW 2168 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Monday, February 23 in AVW 2168 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Food and Drinks Provided!!! Please RSVP by email to


The official requirements for candidacy stipulate that you must have the following:

1) A junior or senior by credit level (at least 60 credits completed).

2) A GPA above 3.806 for CE Juniors, 3.53 for CE Seniors, 3.571 for EE Juniors, and 3.5384 for EE Seniors.

3) Completed all 200-level EE/CE courses OR be enrolled in at least one 300-level EE/CE course if you have not completed all 200-level courses.

We need to verify these, so please send an unofficial copy of your transcript to before the first look meeting (to do this, just go here: and log in, and then copy and paste the text of your unofficial transcript into a Word Document, PDF, etc. and attach this to the email and send it to us).

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email. We hope to see you soon!

FREE Welcome Back Lunch Wednesday, February 11 from Eta Kappa Nu

Welcome back fellow Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) members! We will be having a free lunch and networking event for all HKN members on Wednesday, February 11th from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the HKN lounge (ENG 0148). It will be catered by Subway. Please RSVP by email to me by 8am on Monday, February 9th if you plan to attend, so I can order enough food.

See you then!

Rich Erickson
Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Xi Chapter

Franklin’s Brew Pub Dinner

Hey Inductees and Members,

It’s time for our semi-annual dinner at Franklin’s Brew Pub!  We are thinking of having the dinner this Thursday, November 13th at 6:30PM.

This is something that we do once a semester and it is a lot of fun.  It’s a great time to eat some good food and meet members and fellow inductees.  If you don’t have a car, message the HKN email and we will arrange a ride to get you there.  Please email Chad at if you plan to attend, this way he can get a head count. Thanks, and I hope to see you all there.

Eric Palasik

Booz Allen Hamilton Professional Event

Hey Members and Inductees,

Tomorrow, October 21st, Booz Allen Hamilton will be in AVW room 2460 for a tech talk.  They are looking to talk with people from HKN and IEEE about internship opportunities.  This is a great way to get your foot in the door for a possible position in the summer.

The event starts at 6:15pm.  Bring a resume if you would like to give it to them.

Inductees can earn 10 points for attending!


Eric Palasik


Hey guys! HKN and Tau Beta Pi will be hosting Northrop Grumman ES this coming Thursday. Come out to learn about the company, network, and say hello to your fellow HKN members. There will be food, and inductees can earn 10 points!

WHO: Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

WHEN: Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30pm

WHERE: KEB 1200 (Kim Building)

From the company:

“Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and integrator of a variety of advanced electronic and maritime systems for U.S. and international customers.  Systems include high performance sensors and intelligence processing, with applications in airborne surveillance, space sensing, biochemical detection, intelligence fusing and analysis, aircraft fire control, precision weapon engagement, electronic countermeasures, inertial navigation, air and missile defense, air traffic control, ship bridge control, communications, propulsion and power-generation systems for ships and submarines, and unmanned semi-autonomous systems.  We are looking for most engineering disciplines for full time, intern, and co-op positions.  Please bring your resume.”

To register, please leave your name, major, and society (HKN) on the following signup – .


Jeffrey Dowell, VP

Opportunities at Digital Receiver Technology

Hey guys,

Rebecca, an HKN Gamma Xi grad, recently contacted us about internship and full-time opportunities at Digital Receiver Technology in Germantown, MD. DRT is a Boeing-owned company that develops high end SDR (software-defined radio) products. Rebecca interned in the Digital Hardware group, and tells us they “are a great group doing meaningful and challenging work.”

You can view job postings using the Boeing web site and by searching for “DRT”, or by clicking this link: Instead of posting her email address, email us at and we’ll forward any questions about the company or positions to her.

Hope you’re enjoying your summer,