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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

Induction Announcements

Hi HKN Inductees,

Thanks to those of you that came out during Maryland Day. There are a few induction items I would like to address:

Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 in AVW2328. You must attend the ceremony in order to be inducted (unless you have made prior arragements with us). Before that you must also complete the induction exam, wheatstone bridge replica, and member interviews, which will be described below. The dress code is Business Casual.

In addition, elections will take place at this time. All positions need to be filled since most of the current HKN officers are graduating. The officer positions available include:

  •  President <—— you need to be a current HKN exec board member to run for this
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Induction Chair
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Outreach Chair
  • Professional Chair
  • Webmaster

Please give this some consideration.

Induction Exam

The Inductee Exam will be held on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 pm in AVW2328. This is a mandatory requirement for induction. See the study packet here on what topics will be covered. If you cannot make it, please let me know ASAP so we can make arrangements for you to take the exam during the week.

Wheatstone Bridge Replica

The Wheatstone Bridge Replica is due on the day of induction. Look in the induction packet for details. You can get as creative as you want with this project.

Member Interviews

Due to the lack of events and inductee-office interactions this semester, I will make the following arrangement: We can do a group interview during the induction exam with me and a couple of HKN officers who show up this Monday and on the day of the induction ceremony. You need to do a minimum of three, two of which have to be officers. If you have already done the interviews, you can turn in your sheets either this Monday or Wednesday. Basically, if you haven’t done them already, don’t worry since you will have an opportunity to complete this before or on Wednesday.

Closing Remarks

It looks like most of you who have paid their dues are on track to earn enough points. If you have any questions, please let me know at my email:

Thank you for bearing with us and we look forward to have you join HKN!

Chad Wallace, Inducion Co-Chair

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