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Student Organizations

Student chapters of professional engineering societies are active at the college, and all students are encouraged to participate. Honorary societies are represented in all three departments.

Honors and Awards

The College of Engineering and its departments provide scholarships and awards to exceptional students. For a list of these scholarships, see the “Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid” section of this Catalog or at www.eng.hawaii.edu/prospective-students/financial-aid-and-scholarships/.


Hawai'i Center for Advanced Communications

The Hawai'i Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) is a multidisciplinary research center established by the legislature and approved by the Board of Regents in 2000. Currently, with federal, state, and private funding, HCAC continues on its mission to be the leading center for innovative research in the broader areas of wireless communication and radar technologies with joint research and educational activities that promote national and international collaboration and partnership with industry. HCAC has a variety of research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Army CERDEC, and major corporations such as Motorola, Raytheon, BAE, L-3 Communications, and Agilent Technologies. HCAC is a member of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/U CRC), with four other universities including Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), and Ohio State University. The center has international partnership agreements with Tsinghua University, China; University of Nice, France; Yuan Ze University, Taiwan; and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. HCAC received significant grants from the State of Hawai'i (Research Experience for Teachers, RET). Research areas include advanced multifunction and ultra wideband antenna designs, propagation modeling and characterization of wireless communication channels, digital signal processing (DSP) for smart antennas, Ground Penetrating Radar technologies for UXO and IED detection and classification, microwave methods for biomedical applications (in collaboration with JABSOM), and the development of Radio Frequency tunable devices for reconfigurable antennas cognitive radio, and solar energy harvesting applications.

Core subjects for HCAC research include electromagnetics, wave propagation, antennas, DSP and advanced computational and modeling methods.

HCAC has developed four state-of-the-art laboratories including an indoor antenna range, a wireless communications testbed, microwave measurable lab, and the RF devices fabrication and characterization lab, to support the ongoing research activities.

For graduate studies, all students/applicants need to fulfill the requirements of the UH Manoa Graduate Division, manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/, as well as those of the Electrical Engineering Department, ee.hawaii.edu/student/index.php?stc=2. For availability of research opportunities, visiting scholar and graduate fellowships at HCAC, contact Teri Imanaka at imanaka@hawaii.edu.