Frederick Terman and the 100th Birthday of Eta Kappa Nu

The University of Illinois formed the honorary society, Eta Kappa Nu, in 1904. Its principal objective is to encourage excellence in electrical and computer engineering; and it conducts programs that reward leadership and good citizenship at both the student and alumni levels. Student chapters undertake numerous projects, including tutoring fellow students and participating in National Engineers Week with technical demonstrations and exhibits. Eta Kappa Nu also recognizes outstanding electrical and computer engineering student, faculty, career engineer and engineering manager accomplishments, irrespective of their Eta Kappa Nu membership. In recent years, it has developed programs and services in cooperation with the IEEE that can be of mutual benefit to members of both organizations. A college chapter invites undergrad and graduate students to join, based primarily on superior scholarship. They may also elect career engineers for “meritorious work in the profession and allied pursuits.” Continue reading