Monte Watanabe Named as Honorable Mention Recipient for 2006-2007 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award
Former Space Grant Fellow, Monte Watanabe, was named as an honorable mention recipient for the 2006-2007 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student award. This award is presented by Eta Kappa Nu, the national honor society for electrical and computer engineering. As an undergraduate, Monte co-authored one book chapter and several publications. Monte’s Space Grant project (2006), “Planar Antennas for Small Satellite Communications” was conducted with mentor Dr. Wayne Shiroma of the Department of Electrical Engineering and was part of the larger, on-going U.H. Small-Satellite Program championed since 2001 by faculty and students in the College of Engineering. Monte graduated in May, 2007 and is pursuing a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering at U.H. Manoa. Monte is the fourth U.H. Manoa engineering student to be recognized with the award in the past seven years. Previous Manoa winners of the award, also U.H. Regents Scholars and Space Grant Fellows, were: Kendall Ching (2001), Aaron Ohta (2003) and Blaine Murakami (2005).