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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!