The Beta-Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is composed of the top electrical, computer, and computer science engineers at the University of Michigan. We serve our community by operating the fully student-run dB Cafe, holding community service projects around Ann Arbor, and organizing community events to encourage collaboration among the students and faculty. In addition, we collaborate with companies to speak at our meetings, as well as host tech talks for the general campus community. Lastly, we like to have fun! So we have plenty of game nights and trips to Whirlyball and laser tag.
Many moons ago, it was brought to the attention of HKN-BE's leadership that, despite
being the largest department in the College of Engineering and also having numerous
successful alumni, EECS had the lowest amount of scholarship funds per student.
Our chapter's advisors developed a vision of HKN-BE endowing a scholarship in
the University's endowment fund, but it requires a $25,000 buy-in to open a
scholarship fund. Right now, we're around the $10,000 mark.
Alumni fundraising will definitely be a large part of building principal, but while we work on building a database of chapter alumni, there's a great way to passively contribute to the fund: AmazonSmile!
To participate, all you have to do is click the Amazon link and begin shopping on AmazonSmile. You can do all of your shopping on the regular Amazon site as long as you remember to checkout through AmazonSmile. 0.5% of whatever you purchase will be donated to HKN-BE and the chapter will be that much closer to fulfilling its vision of opening a scholarship fund for EECS students.