IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Board of Governors


The IEEE HKN is pleased to welcome Christopher Sanderson, SMIEEE to the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors.  You have been duly elected to the position of IEEE-HKN Region 5-6 Governor. As a member of the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors, you have both fiduciary and strategic oversight of IEEE-HKN. I know your skills and experience will be a valuable asset and I look forward to working with you, shared Ron Jensen, 2021 IEEE-HKN President

About IEEE Eta Kappa Nu

Founded in 1904 by Maurice L. Carr at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was originally established to help electrical engineering graduates find employment and gain footholds in their careers. The intention of the founding members of HKN was to recognize and prepare the future leaders of the profession. The Greek letters ΗΚΝ were chosen from the first, fourth, and last letter of the Greek word for electron: ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΝ. In 1927, the HKN Shield and coat-of-arms were adopted, incorporating the Wheatstone bridge (and its ability to provide extremely accurate measurements).


For more than 100 years, HKN has embraced excellence. Today, IEEE-HKN is still dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. In the years ahead, IEEE-HKN will continue to reinvent itself to meet the needs of its members, the institutions they serve, and society overall.


About IEEE Houston Section

Founded in August 7, 1928, the IEEE Houston Section has been serving the greater metro Houston area for more than 80 years. It is composed of over 4000 Members, with multiple Society, and Community organizations. We are a trusted voice in the community and among our colleagues. Learn more at .


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