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Students Join New Chapter of IEEE Honor Society

February 15, 2017

Students and faculty from the College of Engineering Technology gather with Wentworth staff and members of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (Photo by AJ Martin).

Eight students in electrical and computer engineering became the first members of a new chapter of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu honor society at a Feb. 7 induction ceremony in Watson Auditorium.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers founded the Eta Kappa Nu society in 1904 at the University of Illinois, where students felt they did not have an honor society for their disciplines.

“The purpose of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is to honor and recognize individuals for their excellence in electrical and computer engineering,” said IEEE official Karen Panetta. “We are establishing a new university campus chapter, which will provide the ability to continue to honor and recognize many more students from Wentworth over the years to follow.”

The ceremony included student officers of the chapter discussing some of IEEE’s history and symbols, and speaking on the important qualities that new members must exhibit.

“The qualities of scholarship, character, and attitude are both requisite for success in electrical and computer engineering, and for happiness in one’s life as a whole,” said Eta Kappa Nu Corresponding Secretary Logan O’Keefe. “IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu requires that its members possess and exercise all three qualities.”

President Zorica Pantić; Richard Hansen, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Fredrick Driscoll, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology; and Annamaria Wenner, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, attended the event, congratulating the students on their achievement and on their formation of the Wentworth chapter.

“This is a wonderful recognition of what our faculty does, to educate great students,” said Pantić. “Everybody is here to support our great students and, at Wentworth, students always come first.”

 -AJ Martin

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