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Chapter Spotlight

Welcome to
the Gamma Theta Lab

Traditionally the Beta Lounge has served as a gathering spot
for members and faculty, as shown in this photo taken before
the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nintendo Wii, and even occasionally napping. The
Inner Lounge is a miniature café, selling donuts,
bagels, coffee, snacks, sodas, and other treats to
the Purdue University population. In its 50 years
of operation the lounge has become a Purdue
University institution, having 4.8 stars on Google.
A day at the Lounge is divided into 10, one-hour
Person on Duty (POD) shifts, each of which is
staffed by at least two active Beta Chapter members.
Because the Lounge is in the basement of Purdue's
Electrical Engineering building and staffed by
student volunteers, it can provide snacks and drinks
at incredibly discounted rates. Breakfast at HKN,
consisting of a bagel with cream cheese, and a
cup of freshly brewed coffee costs just US$2.00. A
student looking for a can of soda can find it for US
60 cents, far less than any vending machine. If one
was looking for a sweet treat, he or she could find
any major candy bar for sale at US 90 cents, or a
donut for a US$1.00. The Beta Chapter does make a
small profit from the Lounge. Funds from the lounge
are used to keep it in operating condition and fund
the Beta Chapter's weekly member events. In the fall
semester of 2019, the lounge served 7,151 coffees,
and 4,332 bagels, donuts, and muffins. The Lounge
is primarily managed by three of Beta Chapters
officers. Beta chapter is hoping to save up enough
funds to get the lounge renovated in the next few
years, enabling its continued ability to serve Purdue
University and the greater West Lafayette area.

The first thing one sees as he or she approaches
the IEEE-HKN Student Project Lab at Missouri
S&T is a display of HKN memorabilia, an events
calendar and of course, the current year Outstanding
Chapter Award. The Gamma Theta Chapter is one
of IEEE-HKN's most active, consistently receiving
the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award for its
remarkable line-up of community service, alumni
outreach, tutoring, technical and social events and its
commitment to the highest standards for inducting
new members and other Chapter operations. The
lab is where IEEE-HKN members gather to lay their
plans for the year; meet with potential members and
their Faculty Advisors; provide resources for student
success; and socialize.

The IEEE-HKN Student Project Lab at Missouri S&T is the perfect spot for
Gamma Theta Chapter members to meet to plan upcoming events, and
to display the Chapter's numerous Outstanding Chapter Award plaques.

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