HKN to Partner with IEEE – REEF

7 06 2013

As many of you may know, HKN has merged with IEEE to become IEEE-HKN. Specifically, HKN is officially the honor society of IEEE.  With this merger, HKN members will have increased benefits. New members receive a one year complementary membership into the national IEEE organzation and membership into the local, professional IEEE organization. Website:

In recent developments, we have decided to partner with the IEEE student group located at the REEF. We will still be a separate organization and administratively operate independently, but some members and officers will be part of both organizations. Our goal is to increase membership, start a Pensacola branch of IEEE, and provide each other with support and resources in order to have an impact on UWF students and the Northwest Florida community.

UWF AI Research Group Meeting, Mar 7 @ 5pm

6 03 2011

The next meeting of the UWF AI Research Group will be on Monday, March 7, at 5:00 PM in the AI Lab (4/148), followed by a social gathering and pizza around 5:45 pm in the SSE courtyard.

This meeting will be to learn about AI course and research opportunities at UWF and the group’s current projects. After the meeting, the group will head out to the SSE courtyard for pizza and socialization. Please see the AI Group’s web site or attached flyer for more info.

Students interested in AI are encouraged to attend and consider getting involved with the group’s activities. Please let Dr. Eman El-Sheikh (e e l s h e i k h @ u w f . e d u) if you are planning to attend so that we get an accurate count for pizza and soda.


Gulf Power Lecture: Mon, Mar 7 @ 4pm

6 03 2011

Topic: Our Energy Future
By Brett Luebke, Assistant to the President and CEO of Gulf Power

Monday March 7 at 4:00-5:00 pm
Building 4, Room 248

Tech Connection Career Fair @ REEF – Mar 9

27 02 2011

Employers with technology-related internship, co-op and employment opportunities will be present at the 5th annual Tech Connection, March 9, 3:00-5:00 pm at the UWF REEF Campus in Shalimar. Open to all UWF students and alumni. To view attending employers, login to JasonQuest. Also, students and alumni should upload their resume to JasonQuest in order for them to be viewed by employers. Be sure to have your resume reviewed by Career Services.

For more information contact:
Ester Molder, e m o l d e r @ u w f . e d u

Meeting Mintues are Posted

13 02 2011

Look under the Meeting Minutes tab at the February 9th, 2011 link!

HKN Member Meeting, Feb 9th @ 9am

8 02 2011

I just wanted to remind everyone about the meeting tomorrow, Wednesday February 9th at 9am in the distance learning room. I have the agenda below. REEF members will have access to the meeting from their side. Meeting will be no longer than an hour because the next class will be at 10am.


  • Plan the induction ceremony. We’ll try to have it at the beginning of April.
  • Discuss ways to use the donation.
  • I have already sent an email to eligible students to join HKN. They just need to know more about HKN and how to apply. Should we do everything by email or hold an information session?
  • Pick officers for 2011. If you want to be an officer, show up or send me an email if you haven’t done so already. The open positions are Vice President and Recording Secretary. The position of Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary will be vacated after spring so those positions can be filled as well to allow for proper changeover.
  • Any website suggestions? Or anything that needs to be added/deleted?
  • Any ideas for chapter events? Socials, field trips, speakers, campus events, etc.
  • If we have an idea that needs funding, SGA allows student organizations to apply for grants.
  • Also, I would like to throw out the possibility of applying for a budget through SGA next year. Budget proposals are usually made at the beginning of each calendar year and we have to meet certain requirements to be eligible for funding.
  • Tutoring local high school students: I mentioned this last year as an opportunity for members and as of right now we are on board with one of the schools.

UWF SWE Invitation

27 01 2011

**Late post but still wanted to recognize…

From Lisa Vallin, President of UWF Society of Women Engineers:

The Society of Women Engineers will be having a SWE’esta. Come join us in the University Commons Conference Room A Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a fun networking event with some of our professional members and a pinanta! The Society of Women Engineers is not just for women; ALL individuals are welcome to join. For more information, email Society of Women Engineers at Please try to RSVP by Friday to make sure we have plenty of free food at the taco bar for you. See you on Tuesday!

IEEE Women in Engineering Meeting – Dec 13

12 12 2010

Presentation: “Making the Holidays Merry”
Presenter: Dr. Dodie Meier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Counseling & Psychology, Troy University

Dr. Dodie Meier is an assistant professor and program coordinator for the Counseling & Psychology department at the Fort Walton Beach site, Troy University, Southeast Region. Dr. Meier teaches master level students in Counseling and Psychology. Dr. Meier has extensive experience with building emotional health. She would like to share with you ways to reduce the stress that holidays can bring. Come with your stress and leave with a bag full of helpful techniques.

Meeting Date and Location: The meeting will be held on December 13, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at:

DRS Technologies, Inc.
Business Development Conference Room
645 Anchors Street
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Point of Contact: Paulette January, WIE Chair (850)302-3100

If you plan on attending a IEEE WIE event, please make reservations with Paulette January, WIE Chair, via email to

IEEE-WIE website:

New Member Certificates Arriving Soon!!

7 12 2010

Eta Kappa Nu Headquarters has fixed our paperwork so everyone sh0uld be getting their certificates hopefully by the beginning of January. They had originally thought we didn’t provide enough money for the dues because they didn’t have a record of a couple credits to our account. Everything is all cleared up now and so everyone should have their certificates soon. Thanks for everyone’s patience!!

Happy Holidays and I look forward to working with you all next year!!

HKN Meeting – Tues, Nov 30 @ 920am

28 11 2010

We will be having our last meeting of the 2010 year. It will be on Tuesday, November 30 in the IDL room (projection room). The time will be from 920am to 950am. This is a very important meeting and I encourage everyone to attend.
We will be discussing the election procedure of officers for the 2011 year, an update of a HKN Textbook scholarship (if we can do it or not), IEEE/HKN merger update, meeting schedule for 2011, and service, fundraising, & group activities for 2011. 
There will be food on the Pensacola side… I don’t know what but we’ll have something to munch on.


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