About Us

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The IEEE and HKN at University of Washington have merged into one student organization.  The link listed below will redirect you to our current website:

UW IEEE & HKN Website

What is IEEE and what do we stand for?

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)


The IEEE promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.


To advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community world-wide.

Summary of IEEE

IEEE in short is a global organization compromised of professional electrical and electronic field related engineers, who have done many different things from educating society on electrical and directly related technologies as well as developed many standards for common devices used in common day applications, from Serial connectivity to Firewire on PCs to a wide variety of different electrical and electro related products and services. See the (IEEE patents page) for a comprehensive list of patents and standards developed by IEEE and their associates/members, and see (this page) for a list of products being sold by the IEEE organization.

IEEE UW Student Branch (UWIEEE) is a subsidiary of the global IEEE organization. Comprised of local University of Washington undergraduate/graduate students and faculty, our mission is the same as above but with an emphasis on local. We host guest speakers, social events, and competitions.

How to join IEEE

  • The best method to join IEEE is to click (here) and fill out the online application using all of the directions given on the site.

Get involved with your UW IEEE Student Branch

If you want to:

  • Connect to your local Electrical Engineering industry
  • Meet your peers and faculty
  • Receive UW IEEE event notifications
  • Take full advantage of the resources available at this website
The best way to get involved is to contact an officer, volunteer to manage an event with us, or become an officer!