The University of Hawaiʻii at Mānoa College of Engineering has awarded more than $100,000 to fund student projects and club activities.
Eleven projects led by 150 engineering students received a total of $75,000, and more than $25,000 went to clubs and other student activities. Funds were generated by the college’s 2019 Annual Banquet, its largest annual fundraiser. Banquet sponsors included local industry partners, alumni and other friends of the college.
Due to COVID-19, students have been granted extensions to use their awarded funds through the next academic year.
The spring 2020 student project awardees are:
- Steel bridge project
- Concrete canoe project
- Autonomous vehicle and traffic coordination project
- Unmanned aerial delivery system with vertical takeoff and landing project
- Autonomous search and rescue drone and ground vehicle project
- Formula SAE electric racer project
- Wireless sensor nodes project
- Team Hōkūlele rocketry project
- Resident autonomous underwater vehicle: Team NaviKai project
- CubeSat development—aerospace project
- CanSat 2020—delta wing glider project
Assistant Dean Song Choi, who reviewed all applications, said, “These projects will highlight the state-of-the-art development in society’s drive towards autonomy as well as the maintenance of engineering know-how and values embedded in the adherence to rules, regulations and limits governing our professions to produce the most competent and confident engineers.”