Mililani Resident Wins National Engineering Award

University of Hawaiʻi
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095
University & Community Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
University & Community Relations
Posted: Oct 5, 2001

Kendall Shizuo Ching, of Mililani, is co-winner of the Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student award, presented by Eta Kappa Nu, a national honor society for electrical and computer engineering. Ching will receive the award October 18 from the society‘s president at the WESCON Awards luncheon in San Jose, Calif. The award includes a certificate, a plaque and a cash grant.

Ching was selected from twelve finalists by a panel of nationally recognized electrical engineers and educators. Earlier this year Ching had been picked as 2001 Student Engineer of the Year by the Hawaiʻi Society of Professional Engineers. Ching was recipient of NASA Undergraduate Fellowships in 1999 and 2000. He received a special commendation from Gov. Ben Cayetano for his research on active-antenna arrays and novel multiplayer circuits.

As an undergraduate Ching was co-author in four scholarly publications, including two articles in the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

In May 2001, Ching received his bachelor of sciences degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, where he maintained a 4.0 grade point average. He was selected for the Spring 2001 Outstanding Graduating Senior—Electrical Engineering award from the University of Hawaiʻi electrical engineering department. Ching has accepted a position with ON Semiconductors, a Phoenix, Ariz. company specializing in power management and broadband circuits.

Ching was valedictorian at Mililani High School in 1996. He received a Regents Scholarship from the University of Hawaiʻi.