National Engineers week was celebrated in Hawai‘i the week of February 16th, 2020. At the banquet on February 22nd, the Hawaii Council of Engineers (HCES) celebrated outstanding achievements and contributions to the profession and Hawai‘i.
The latest project by the new Ray Research Group at the UH Mānoa’s School of Engineering is called epidermal electronics. Epidermal electronic devices harness thin geometries and soft, elastic substrates to intimately interface with the surface of the skin. This contact enables measurements of key markers of physiological health continuously. These devices can offer critical insights into various diseases or clinical conditions.
The Ray Research team is comprised of: Darren Carlson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a graduate of the University of Lübeck; Il Yong Chun, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a graduate of Purdue University; Roger Chen, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering and a graduate of the University of Maryland; Hyoungsu Park, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering and a graduate of Oregon State University; Eunji Jun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a graduate of the University of Michigan; and Tyler Ray, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a graduate of the University of California-Santa Barbara.
For more information, visit www.rayresearchgroup.com/epielectronics
The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) held their “Pioneer of Change” event at Windward Mall Center Court on President’s Day 2020. The entire engineering community showcased interactive STEM booths, displays and held a donation drive. Each year dozens of shoppers learn more about engineering in Hawai‘i. This year, a portion of proceeds raised will go towards purchasing robotics kits for schools.
Approximately 1,000 students visited 90 engineering industry partners at UH Mānoa’s Spring Career Day. Industry partners run the gamut from public to private firms, startups to military branches and local and mainland firms.
Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies: Outstanding Engineers
HCES honored these four outstanding individuals during National Engineers Week, February 16-22, 2020.
Samuel Dannaway, PE, FSPE, is the 2020 recipient of the HCES Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the achievements of an outstanding retired engineer who has contributed significantly to the development of engineering in Hawai‘i.
Ken C. Kawahara, PE, is the 2020 Hawai‘i Engineer of the Year. He is president of the civil engineering firm Akinaka & Associates, Ltd. Kawahara is a member of the UH Mānoa School of Engineering Dean’s Council and an alumnus of Pacific Century Fellows.
Carly Ann K.H. Kaneko, PE, was selected by the Filipino-American League of Engineers and Architects on behalf of HCES as Young Engineer of the Year. Kaneko is a project manager for Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates.
Rika A. Okino was selected as Student Engineer of the Year. Her academic achievements and athletic accomplishments as libero on the UH Wahine Volleyball team made her a standout winner.