Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 8:37 a.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2007

UH engineering student among nation's elite

Advertiser Staff

Monte Watanabe, an engineering student who graduated in May from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, has been named as an honorable mention recipient for the 2006-2007 Eta Kappa Nu Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award.

The selection identifies him as one of the three most outstanding electrical or computer engineering students in the nation, a UH news release stated.

As an undergraduate, Watanabe co-authored several publications, including a forthcoming book chapter. He also played a major role on the steering committee of the 2007 International Microwave Symposium, Hawai'i's largest conference this year. Watanabe is currently pursuing his graduate degree at UH-Manoa, specializing in retrodirective antenna arrays for small-satellite applications.

Watanabe is the fourth UH-Manoa student to be recognized with the award in the past seven years. Previous UH-Manoa winners of the award, also UH Regents Scholars, were Kendall Ching (2001), Aaron Ohta (2003) and Blaine Murakami (2005).