Author Archives: Webmaster @ HKN Gamma XI

First Look Meetings

Hello everyone! Our Spring 2016 semester first look meetings will be held starting this week at the following times:

Wednesday, February 3 in AVW 2168 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Thursday, February 4 in AVW 2168 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Food and beverages provided!!

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

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

2) A GPA above 3.376 for CE Juniors, 3.604 for CE Seniors, 3.483 for EE Juniors, and 3.496 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.

If you are interested in joining and would like further information about the HKN induction process or the society, please join us at our first look meetings this semester! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

We hope to see you soon!

Professional Event with General Dynamics

Hi members,

One of our alumni who is an employee at General Dynamics has contacted us about hosting an event on Nov 11th 6-7:30. The event will be a technical talk with the CyberSecurity team at GD.
Inductees, this is your chance to earn 20 points! Please try to come out.

General Dynamics Mission Systems invites you to learn how we build resilient mission systems and leverage technology to continually advance cybersecurity. We will also provide advice on how students can ensure success as they transition into their first industry job. Additionally, if you are looking for either a full-time or internship position, please feel free to stick around afterwards and discuss positions with our technical staff. Pizza will be provided, so come on by and meet with us on November 11, 6-7:30pm in AVW 2460.

There will be opportunities to socialize with the employees, so if you are looking for a job, or are just curious about what General Dynamics is doing, come on out.



Reminder: Ice cream social Thursday (10/29/15)

Hello everyone,

The ice cream/hot chocolate social will be held Thursday (10/29)  from 7-8 pm in the HKN lounge (0148 Glenn L. Martin Hall). The event will be worth 20 inductee points. Come out for a fun opportunity to get to know other members and inductees.
Inductees, if you have not already, please send me an unofficial transcript and fill out this quick application for membership:

You can also use this as an opportunity to complete some or all of your interviews. Be sure to print and bring the interview sheets from the inductee packet if you plan on doing this

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

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

Newly Elected 2014-2015 Exec Board

Hey Members,

Congratulations to the newly elected 2014-2015 officers! They are:

President Eric Palasik
Vice President Jeffrey Dowell
Co-Treasurer Fardad Golshany
Co-Treasurer Richard Erickson
Induction Co-Chair Charles Wallace
Induction Co-Chair Brent Schlotfeldt
Outreach Chair Leah Xu

Be sure to congratulate our graduating officers Joe Percivall, Daniel Jean, Fani HG, and Simon Zhu! They’ve done a lot of great work this year and did an amazing job of running HKN!


Jeffrey & Eric

New Website!

Hey members,

Welcome to the new website! You should be sent here automatically from now on, but if you need to access the old website, you can get there here - The old website will close in about a month or so, and you will no longer be able to access it or post announcements there.

This new website has a number of advantages over the old one, most notably the University of Maryland URL and easier editing and posting features for officers. Officers should check their email for a message about how to post announcements here.

Be sure to give me any feedback or send any questions or concerns you may have at jdowell AT umd DOT edu.



HKN Professional Event – APT

Hi Guys,

Applied Predictive Technologies is coming to UMD campus on 4/11 and will be holding a recruiting information session in the CS Building in room 1121 from 2-3pm. I encourage anyone who is interested in a entry level position (Hardware or Software) to attend. For inductees, this will count towards points! Just reply back to this email with your name, so I can get a headcount! Also, you should bring your resumes! It would be a great opportunity to network with professionals in the industry!