IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Induction Ceremony

From Left to Right: Gilmore Cooke (Boston), Bruce Hecht (Boston), Lennart Long (Boston),
Karen Panetta (HKN President), Rao Mannepalli (Worcester County), Marie Tupaj (Boston),
Ramon de la Cruz (Boston)

IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Induction Ceremony

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE, promotes excellence in the profession and in education with ideals of Scholarship, Character and Attitude.

It was founded on 28 October 1904 for students of electrical engineering.  Today, IEEE-HKN promotes professional accomplishment, service, and development for students and professionals in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and other IEEE fields of interest.

The ceremony took place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA. Criteria for Professional Membership in IEEE-HKN include:  significant contributions in their area of expertise, commitment to service to their communities and others, and leadership.  Candidates must be nominated with two endorsements.

There were five IEEE Boston Section members inducted in 2019.

What it means to me to be inducted to HKN – Ramon de la Cruz, 2020 Chair, IEEE Boston Section.

To be inducted in HKN means that I’ve become part of a very special group of volunteers with the highest standard of leadership, character, and desire to help fellow peers become better professionals and better individuals.

I enjoyed the ceremony, particularly learning the history of HKN, how the logo was formed and the evolution of its symbols throughout the years,

It’s important professionally because as part of the HKN family, I’ll have opportunities to network, volunteer and serve with the best people of the engineering profession who share our common goals.

Thank you so much for inviting me to become part of the HKN family.