Posted on | December 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Mānoa’s Wayne Shiroma Receives Volunteer Award
Mānoa Professor Wayne Shiroma was named the 2009 recipient of the N. Walter Cox Award, in recognition of his service to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association with more than 375,000 members in more than 160 countries.
The N. Walter Cox Award, established in 1989, recognizes an individual who has given “exemplary service to the IEEE MTT-S in a spirit of selfless dedication and cooperation,” and is given in memory of N. Walter Cox, a longstanding MTT-S volunteer.
Shiroma has been a member of IEEE for 24 years, serving in various technical and administrative volunteer capacities. He was the general chair of the 2007 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, held in Honolulu. This was the state’s largest convention in 2007, drawing 7,000 participants and generating $34 million in visitor spending.
In the past eight years, Shiroma has mentored three Mānoa undergraduates who were recognized as the most outstanding electrical engineering students in the nation by the electrical engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu. He helped nurture the formation of the IEEE MTT-S Hawaiʻi chapter, whose officers are former members of his research group. Following the completion of IMS 2007, he supported the successful bid to bring IMS back to Honolulu in 2017.