The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) publishes the "Wiliki O' Hawaii" monthly newsletter available on or around the first of each month. This is a monthly newsletter for many of the Hawaii engineering organizations, which ASME-HI participates. The Wiliki is available as hardcopy or electronically through the HCES website. Members are encouraged to receive the electronic Wiliki as a cost cutting measure for our Section.Please go to HCES Wiliki O' Hawaii Newsletters
Raymond Liu takes care of arranging for, coordinating, and also helping with instructions for the review sessions. Charly Kinoshita, Ph.D., P.E., and Steven Masutani, Ph.D., P.E., regularly volunteer with the course instructions. For more information about future courses, please contact Ray Liu at email email@example.com.
The Hawaii Section is forming a mechanical engineer speakers bureau, primarily to assist the student section with speakers for their meetings and for our own section meetings. If you can help, please send Ed Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following:- Your name
In the past Alan Lloyd made presentations on global warming, and combined cycle power at sea, Keith Rudolph on the State Boiler Inspection Branch, Dr. Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad on Nanotechnology, Ed Chang on his NITON Alloy Analyzer, and Derek Sato on HECO Fuels Infrastructure. We welcome topics and hope for participation from our membership.
ASME is pleased to recognize Members who have achieved 25, 50, 75 year anniversaries, as well as the achievement of Life Membership during this past 2008-2009 Membership year.The award consists of:
Michael Castallano, LCDR Aaron Kottas, and Ryan Kurasaki passed the P.E. Exam!
Derek Sato passed the P.E. Exam! Derek is with Hawaiian Electric Company's Fuel Oil Facilities Division .
Brad Rockwell passed the P.E. Exam! Brad is Production Manager for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in charge of Kauai Power Plants.
Edwin M. Yago passed the P.E. Exam and is now a member of ASME. Congratulations, Edwin!
Dr. Liebert will serve as Iterim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the college of Engineering. Dr. Ronald Knapp will serve as the Interim Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department, as of February 1, 2007.
Our Past Vice Chairman, Rodney Krienke, accepted an engineering job at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He is working on the next-generation rockets and vehicles to replace the space shuttle and return to the moon and possibly Mars. We hope to receive updates of his new adventure, and may be some photos.
The FIRST Lego League Tournament of 2007 was a full day of fun, excitement and challenges for 34 teams of 9-14 year olds Saturday at the UH Campus Center Ballroom. Students had spent the last 8 weeks building and programming their robots housed by Lego brick material. Saturday wasn't just about competing in three high-pressure, two and one-half minute challenges on platforms. Teams met with judges to review their research discoveries, and provided oral presentations on their robots, teamwork and experiences. Moanalua Middle School was the First Place Champions and Honolulu Christian Homeschoolers came in second over-all. Please see the attached list for the rest of the awards.Results of the 2006 Hawaii FIRST Lego League Tournament
There were over 300 students, 80 volunteers and over 400 audience members. If you thought the place was packed with high-energy, you were right! This year's theme format was Nanotechnology. Next year is...... Alternate Energy!
The FIRST Lego League (FLL) inspires and celebrates science and technology to children ages 9-14, using real word context and hands-on experimentation. With the help of LEGO MINDSTORM technology, young participants can build a robot and compete in a friendly robotics event specially designed for their age group. Using LEGO bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors, and gears, teams gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they construct and program their unique robot inventions.Head Coach of the S.P.I.D.E.R.S. is our Kevin Dang.
ASME-HI welcomes Dr. Anyuan Cao and Dr. Alexandre da Silva. They are the newest addition to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UHM.
Congratulations to those who passed the P.E. exam:
In appreciation of his dedication and promotion of the mechanical engineering profession, Chairman Ray Liu presented Michael Watson with the Section Certificate of Appreciation. Watson was gracious in donating his time and services to sponsor the joint ASME Hawaii and ASHRAE Hawaii Eco Whale Watching Tour this past March. This whale watching cruise celebrated the 125th and 35th anniversaries of ASME and ASHRAE, respectively. Mr. Watson is a registered mechanical engineer in California and a member of the ASME Hawaii Section. ASME-HI would like to thank Mr. Watson for his support of the section during this 125th anniversary year which celebrates the achievements of the mechanical engineering profession.
Tadashi Robert "Bob" Uyechi, Past-Chairman Hawaii Section 1972-1973, ASME Lifetime Member, passed away on July 31, 2006, at the age of 74. Bob was born in Lawa'i, Kauai. He retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc. where his last job before retirement was the HECO Boiler Engineer. He is survived by wife, Ruth; daughters Kathy Gomes, and Lisa Uyechi-O'Brien; two grandchildren; brothers Stanley, Sadao Uechi, Marvin Yamauchi and Paul Yamauchi,; sister Kiyoko Kubota.
Wallace Dean Johnston, Past-Chairman Hawaii Section 1964-1965, ASME Lifetime Member, passed away on January 15, 2005. Wallace was born in Minnesota. He retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc. He is survived by wife, Mary; son, Christopher; daughters, Teresa and Connie Johnston and Polly Kinsinger; two grandchildren. He was 80.
Charlie Howard, ASME Fellow, passed away on November 28, 2004 following a long illness. Charlie was a member of ASME for more than 40 years and a dedicated volunteer. He served as the Regional Vice President of Region IX from 1992 until 1994 and as Western Field Director for several years. Charlie was also the recipient of an ASME Dedicated Service Award.