UH Manoa College of Engineering Update
Click here for the full story in the September Wiliki.
- Upcoming Events
- Faculty Accolades
- Student Accolades
HSPE Opposes Keauhou Aquifer Designation
Last year, as President of the Kona-Kohala chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers, I was
introduced to an issue that has the potential to negatively impact most of the residents of Kailua-Kona
on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Parks Service is petitioning to designate the Keauhou aquifer as a
Water Management Area. After studying the issue for most of the year, we stand unanimously opposed to this petition...
Click here for the full story in the August Wiliki.
ASHRAE Region X Chapters Regional Conference
The Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) is intended to provide a forum for the
dissemination of information pertaining to chapter and regional activities of
ASHRAE. In August of 2014, it is the turn of the ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter to host this
event for the fourteen (14) chapters within Region X, which encompasses the four
States (Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada) at Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu....
Click here for the full story in the July Wiliki.
2014 ASME Francis Rhodes Montgomery Design Competition
The ASME Hawaii Francis Rhodes Montgomery Design Competition was held May 9, 2014 in
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics HIG 110 auditorium on the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Campus. This annual event is cosponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering
(DME), University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the ASME Hawaii Francis R. Montgomery
Foundation. This year, the design competition consisted of six project teams from the
ME 482 Senior Design course. First place and $500 went to the SAE Micro Aero Design team,
in second place and receiving $300 was the UH Formula Racing Vehicle (Rainbow Racing 1)
team, and third place and $200 to the UH RoboBoat team. All competing 44 mechanical
engineering students demonstrated application of their cumulative engineering knowledge
very well making final scores extremely competitive....
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National Public Works Week
This year’s theme, “Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow”, represents the classic
idea of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that
practice it. “Building” underscores the day-today aspect of public works that is quality
of life, while “planning” references the sustainable practices that ensure quality of
life for future generations...
Click here for the full story in the May Wiliki.
2014 Hawaii Mathcounts Competition Results
The Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers (HSPE) announced the 2014 Hawaii MATHCOUNTS
team on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The team includes Coach Sung Park of Washington Middle
School and Mathletes Kent Kiyama of Washington Middle School, Jason Cho of Washington,
David Shiraki of Seabury Hall School, and Neopold Ko of Washington. They will represent
Hawaii at the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, May 8-11, 2014, held at the
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida....
Click here for the full story in the April Wiliki.
Honoapi‘ilani Highway Realignment, Phase 1A Future Keawe Street Extension to Lahainaluna Road Receives 2014 ACECH Grand Conceptor Award
Each year the American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii (ACECH) recognizes the
outstanding achievements of its member firms with Engineering Excellence Awards. An esteemed
panel of judges evaluate the entries based on the judging criteria of uniqueness and originality;
technical value to the engineering profession; social and economic considerations; complexity;
and meeting or exceeding owner/client needs. Awards are given at 3 levels with the top project
earning the Grand Conceptor Award, followed by Engineering Excellence Awards and Honor Awards...
Click here for the full story in the March Wiliki.
2014 Engineering Awards
2014 HCES Lifetime Achievement Award - Standford B.C. Yuen
Click here to read about all of the award recipients in the February Wiliki.
2014 Engineer of the Year - Jon Young
2014 Young Engineer of the Year Award - Troy Kamalauluwehiwehi Ching
2014 Student Engineer of the Year - Kevin Shin
Engineers Week 2014 Banquet and Luncheon
The guest speaker at this year’s banquet will be Scott Seu, Vice President, Energy Resources and
Operations, Hawaiian Electric Company. He will speak on the state of clean energy in Hawaii,
the challenges and opportunities we have before us, and the role each of us needs to play as we
continue on teh path to a clean energy future.
Click here for the full story in the January Wiliki.
The guest speaker at the 2014 Engineers Week Kick-off Luncheon will be Major General Todd Semonite,
Deputy Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers. He will speak on "Engineering the Future."
Canstruction 2013 Competition
On the morning of October 12, 2013, 13 teams of local engineers, architects and contractors
spent several hours “canstructing” giant structures made entirely out of thousands
of cans of food as a benefit for the Hawaii Foodbank. The event, held at Pearlridge
Center, marked the eighth annual Canstruction competition, sponsored by the American
Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu Chapter. For the following two weeks, the completed
structures were on display at the mall, with the public voting for their favorite structure
using a one-can-equals-one-vote system to determine the People’s Choice Award....
Click here for list of award winners and the full story in the December Wiliki.
2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section is pleased to announce
the 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award winners. The purpose of
this award program is to recognize projects that demonstrate important outstanding civil
engineering accomplishments by Hawaii’s design and construction professionals....
Click here for the full story in the November Wiliki.
October is Energy Awareness Month - Net-Zero Energy Building Construction - Believing is Seeing/ Seeing Is Believing
Inspired to live “Green” - What does that mean to people? To date, the US Environmental Protection
Agency continues to promote data for many aspects of efficiency in buildings to those organizations
that agree to use Green Power for at least 5 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fifteen (15)
of these organizations are from higher education institutions. Partners in Hawaii include: Whole Foods
Market, Wal-Mart Stores, US Department of Energy, Starbucks Company-owned Stores, McDonald’s USA,
US Air Force, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Best Buy, and Safeway Inc. Green Power is defined by
EPA as any combination of solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, certain biomass and low-impact small
Click here for the full story in the October Wiliki.