First General Meeting Afterwords

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for supporting IEEE and coming to our First General Meeting for the spring 2014 semester. Since we are mostly student run and supported, we wouldn’t be here without you guys.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for supporting IEEE and coming to our First General Meeting for the spring 2014 semester. Since we are mostly student run and supported, we wouldn’t be here without you guys.

We listened to everyone’s comments about the First General Meeting, so we’re planning for an even better Second General Meeting. Our Second General Meeting for spring 2014 will take place on Wednesday February 12, 2014 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Holmes Hall 389. 

There will be a speaker from HECO who will be speaking about personal skills. The meeting itself will be career themed (in order to prepare for the career fair the following week), so please come dressed up!

We’re also still looking for students who would like to get more involved with IEEE, so if you’re interested, please email me at if want to help out. We’re always looking for volunteers for events, so even if you’re not looking for a leadership position we’d still love to have you with us.

We’re looking to fill the following officer positions:

  • Social Events Coordinators (2 of them)
  • Alumni Officer
  • Fridgemaster
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Recording Secretary
  • Webmaster (2nd officer)




Breathalyzer Exhibit Project

drinkshieldIEEE Student Branch has been approved to design and create a breathalyzer exhibit to be featured at Holmescoming on November 8th, 2013. It will be a great chance to use and learn skills in programming, soldering, and circuit design. (Not to mention cool custom projects are always fun!) We are still early in our design, but if you are interested in joining our project team, fill out the form here.

For more information about this project, attend our next general meeting October 14th at 5:00pm in Holmes Hall 389.

Internship and Co-op Seminar Recap

DSC_0432On September 18th, Dr. Sasaki held his popular annual Internship and Co-op Seminar.  Students were able to learn vital information on how internships and cooperative education can help pave their way to a successful career.  Internships are short-term, paid work experiences with local or mainland companies while cooperative education integrates classroom instruction with real-world work experience.  Among the student speakers, IEEE UHM’s very own Christian Damo and Matthew Inouye were there to brief the prospective interns about their personal stories!

To see all the photos, visit our PhotoBucket album for this event!

Women’s Transportation Seminar: A Career Opportunities & Networking Event

 This FREE event is for students to experience networking and meet transportation leaders in Hawaii. The event is open to those (especially women) interested in the transportation fields (i.e., Planning, architecture, engineering, environmental, etc.)

It is best to participate in this event because you will meet top-level transportation industry leaders. Networking is the first step in building professional relationships  If you don’t find transportation interesting, think of it as a way to prepare or practice for a company you want to work with.

When: October 24, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Where: Oahu Country Club, 150 Country Club Road

If you are interested, please RSVP by October 11th, 2013 to Lois Hamaguchi at with your name, college, and email address. Space is limited.

Check out the flyer: WTS Flyer

Members place 3rd in iCAN International Competition

IEEE Members, recently graduated Brian Oshiro & Ken Galvez, and undergraduate students Kenny Luong & Karlo Andrada are awarded 3rd Place in the 2013 International Contest of Applications in Nano-Micro Technology held in Barcelona, Spain; June 15th-20th, 2013.

 Karlo_VBMSTogether they entered the contest with a “Vital Baby Monitor System” (VBMS). Designed to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) monitoring a baby’s body temperature, heart-rate, and movement. The VBMS was designed to alert parents to health alarming readings and informs parents if their child is awake while calming the baby with tranquil music.