Author Archives: Officer @ HKN Gamma Xi

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

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

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,


HKN Certificates

Hello fellow Eta Kappa Nu members,

Everyone’s official Eta Kappa Nu induction certificate is in the new lounge in the top drawer of the file cabinet in a green hanging file.  The lounge is in EGR 0148  (email any officer for the door code).  IEEE also sent us a bunch of HKN stickers.  Feel free to take one of those as well; they are with the certificates.  You can stop by anytime this summer or in the fall to pick yours up.  If you stop by this summer, it may be somewhat barren, as we are still in the process of completing the new lounge.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Best regards,


Inductions, Elections, and Cords

Hello Members,

This Wednesday we will be having our Induction Ceremony followed by elections for the exec board for next year. The ceremony will be in AV Williams 2460 at 7:00 PM.

It is very important for members to be there in order to vote for the exec board.

Also afterwards I will have cords for those who have not gotten theirs yet. So in order to get your cords you need to attend the event.

See you on Wednesday,


Maryland Day Volunteers Needed

Hey guys,

As many of you know or will know, Maryland Day is coming up next week Saturday April 26.  Following tradition, we will be presenting a laser-field obstacle course somewhere in the Kim Engineering Building. So we need volunteers to set up the day before and the morning of.  We would maintain the laser field course throughout the day from 10Am to 4PM. We need lots of volunteers. Inductees will get 15 points per hour for volunteering.

Volunteers get a FREE T-SHIRT and FREE LUNCH for Maryland Day too! I would like to have at least 4 people per hour on Saturday. Time slots are: Friday: 4-6PM && Saturday 8AM-5PM. Reply to


Daniel Jean