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Electrical Engineering

Undergraduates: Extracurricular Activities

7.1 Honorary Societies

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN): Students are invited to join this national honor society if they are in the top one quarter of their class as juniors or top one third as seniors. Electrical components are purchased by the organization and assembled into kits by members for resale to undergraduate electrical engineering students for use in the required laboratories. Regular meetings are held and special tutoring sessions are arranged for students enrolled in beginning or intermediate level electrical engineering courses. Contact: Dr. Jerry Varner

7.2 Professional Societies and Organizations

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

This is the largest professional organization in the world and the Lincoln Chapter is very active on campus. Every electrical engineering student is encouraged to join. Activities include; regular meetings, technical seminars, selling of laboratory experiment booklets, plant tours, and at least one annual faculty/student get-together. Contact: Dr. Ned Ianno

For more information, please visit the IEEE Student Branch website:

Optical Society of America

The chapter's goals are:

  • To promote awareness of optics and photonics.
  • To serve as a means of communication and interaction between students, faculty, and administration.
  • To establish interaction between students and the local chapters and national headquarters of the Optical Society of America.
  • To broaden the student's insight of post-graduate opportunities.

Past activities have included: optics demonstrations to high school students during E-Week and the summer inviting speakers to talk at meetings attending the Annual OSA meeting in 1996 tours of local companies such as LI-COR and the J. A. Woollam Co. If these activities are of interest to you, check out our calendar of events or contact our student adviser:
Prof. Dennis Alexander,

7.3 IEEE Code of Ethics
Approved by the IEEE Board of Directors, August 1990. We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:
  • to accept responsibility in making engineering decisions consistent with the safety, health and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment.
  • to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist.
  • to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data.
  • to reject bribery in all its forms.
  • to improve the understanding of technology, its appropriate application, and potential consequences.
  • to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations.
  • to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others.
  • to treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin.
  • to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action.
  • to assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.