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2008 Maui Akamai Intern Profiles

Darcy Bibb
Jesse Brinkman
Jennifer DeLeon
Kenneth Estores
Brylian John Foronda
David Kim
Trent Kyono
Jennifer Liem
Shanoa Miller
Lowen Okamoto
Nathaniel Salazar
Tyson Seto-Mook
Roxanne Yee
Tyler Yoshiyama
Jay Jiaquan Zheng

Darcy Bibb, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Oceanit
Project: Integration of a Small Telescope System for Space Situational Awareness (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentors: Curt Leonard, Tony Bartnicki

Darcy Bibb was born in South Korea but has lived a majority of his life in Maui, where he graduated from Baldwin High School in 2006. He is currently attending Maui Community College in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program. After graduating from Maui Community College he hopes to pursue further education in Electrical Engineering. (Top)

Jesse Brinkman, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)
Project: Mapping African Disasters (abstract,presentation)
Mentors: Pam Cowher, Chris Chiesa

Jesse Brinkman was born and raised on the island of Maui. He is currently enrolled at Maui Community College and is pursuing an A.S. degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET). In his spare time, Jesse enjoys playing his bass guitar, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. (Top)

Jennifer DeLeon, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Hnu Photonics
Project: Generating a Set of Zoom Lenses to Control the Divergence of a Laser Beam (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentors:
Dan O'Connell, Nathan Sabin

Jennifer DeLeon was born and raised in central California and has been a Maui resident for the past 17 years. She has an 11 year old son that was born here and she decided to return to school when he was old enough. She is in her 4th and final year of the A.S. program in Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECET) at Maui Community College. She enjoys playing and listening to music, reading, and playing video games. (Top)

Kenneth Estores, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Trex Enterprises
Project: Analyzing the Effects of a Class AB Power Amplifier Using Different RF Modulation Schemes (abstract,presentation)
Mentors:
Hien Do, Ned Davis, Daron Nishimoto

Kenneth J. Estores, Jr. was born and raised in Wahiawa, Hawaii (Oahu).  He graduated from Leilehua High School in 2004.  Kenneth is currently attending UH Manoa where he is studying electrical engineering.  He plans to graduate in May 2008 with a B.S. degree.  His interest lies in communication, control, and signal processing systems.  Kenneth will pursue employment after graduation and is considering graduate school in the future. (Top)

Brylian Foronda, Maui Community College
Site for Internship: Maui Community College
Project: Laboratory Preparation for MCC's Upcoming Electro-Optics Program (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentor: Mark Hoffman
Site for Internship: Northrop Grumman
Project: Interactive Maintenance Training Program (abstract)
Mentor:
Albert Esquibel

Brylian Foronda was born in the Philippines and moved to the island of Maui when he was eight. He graduated from Maui High School in 2006. He is currently a sophomore attending Maui Community College pursuing an A.S. degree in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program. In his spare time, he enjoys fixing computers and cars, playing games, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. (Top)

David Kim, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
Project: Adaptive Optics for Astronomy (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentors:
J.D. Armstrong, Joe Ritter, John Messersmith, Jeff Kuhn

Born and raised on the island of Maui, David Kim was brought up in a home where he inherited his parent’s good work ethic, self confidence, and respect for others. David graduated in 2001 as the third graduating class of King Kekaulike high school. During his years in high school he excelled in his electronic courses which encouraged him to pursue a future with electronics. In search for an electronics career David enlisted with the Air National Guard where he currently holds a technician position in satellite, wideband, and telemetry systems. After completing technical training he returned to Maui and enrolled at Maui Community College. In pursuit for higher education he transferred to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa where he is currently studying electrical engineering with a focus in electro-physics. (Top)

Trent Kyono, Pepperdine University / UCLA
Site for Internship: Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
Project: High-Turbulence Image Restoration (abstract,presentation)
Mentor: Doug Hope
Advisor: Stuart Jefferies

Trent Kyono was born and raised on the island of Maui. He graduated with valedictorian honors in 2004 from Baldwin High School. He will be receiving his B.S. degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics in April 2008 from Pepperdine University. In the fall of 2008 he will be attending the University of California Los Angeles to obtain a M.S. in Computer Science with an emphasis in Artificial Intelligence. Apart from academics, he loves to spearfish, lift weights, play the ukulele, and eat good food. (Top)

Jennifer Liem, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Textron
Project: Video Control Switch GUI (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentors: Randy Goebbert, Ross Matoi, Nathan Kimura
Advisor: Don Ruffatto

Jennifer Liem was born and raised on the island of Oahu. A 2004 graduate of Campbell High School, she is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. In her scarce leisure time, she enjoys being around her friends, solving puzzles, reading, and practicing her creative writing skills. (Top)

Shanoa Miller, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Site for Internship: Akimeka
Project: Creating a Geoprocessing Model for Maui's E911 (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentor: Maria Nieves
Advisor: Tony Ramirez

Shanoa Miller was born and raised on the island of Maui. She graduated from King Kekaulike High School in 2007. Shanoa is pursuing a degree in Information Science and a minor in Bioinformatics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). She is involved with the Environmental and Spatial Technology Lab (EAST) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is also an Undergraduate Researcher at the Nanotechnology Center at UALR. Her interests are in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. In her spare time Shanoa enjoys going to the beach, swimming and dancing hula. (Top)

Lowen Okomoto, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Hnu Photonics
Project: LED Lights: The Future of Lighting (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentor:
Dan O'Connell

Lowen Okamoto was born and raised on the island of Maui.  He graduated from Kamehameha High School Maui in 2006.  Currently, he is a sophomore at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa in pursuit of a degree in Mechanical Engineering and plans to graduate in 2010.  He enjoys surfing, motocross, and listening to music. (Top)

Nathaniel Salazar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Site for Internship: Maui High Performance Computing Center
Project: 3D Computer Graphics Featuring Google and Java Software (abstract,presentation)
Mentor:
Thomas Meyer

Nathaniel Salazar was born and raised on Maui. He graduated from Maui High in June 2007. He is currently wrapping up his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeking a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He looks forward to having his share in developing the next generation of technological advancements. When he isn't tooling on problem sets, he enjoys watching and making movies, learning new skills, and hanging out with friends. (Top)

Tyson Seto-Mook, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
Project: Coelostat Sun Tracking Stabilization Through Imaging (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentors:
John Messersmith, JD Armstrong, Jeff Kuhn

Tyson Seto-Mook was born and raised on the island of Oahu. He is a 2004 graduate from Kaimuki High School. Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and plans to graduate in May 2009. He is involved in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) and Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program. (Top)

Roxanne Yee, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Akimeka
Project: Web Service Security Through a Guard (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentor: Marc Lefebvre
Advisor: Todd Lawson

Roxanne Yee was born and raised on the island of O'ahu. Her current academic goal is a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Some of her hobbies include watching anime, reading books (manga included), playing video games, and enjoying sports. (Top)

Tyler Yoshiyama, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Site for Internship: Textron
Project: A Problem of Time and Telescopes (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentor: Ross Matoi

Tyler Yoshiyama is a student at the University of Hawaii at Hilo majoring in Computer Science. Born and raised in Hilo, Tyler has excelled in academics from a young age, and was a valedictorian of Hilo High School. Tyler has also regularly worked on his family’s coffee farm for 15 years. He believes that this internship will be a valuable work-place experience that will complement his academic successes. (Top)

Jay Jiaquan Zheng, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Site for Internship: Trex Enterprises
Project: Using a Sun Sensor - Shutter Device to Protect Cameras (abstract,presentation,poster)
Mentors:
Dennis Douglas, Chet Johnston, Riki Maeda
Advisor: Daron Nishimoto

Jiaquan Zheng is currently a senior at UH Manoa, pursuing a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys bodyboarding, playing basketball, tennis, billiard, and he likes to paint and play his guitar. His dream is to someday become a NASA Scientist/ Engineer, or a professional artist. If he is a motto, he would definitely be "happiness makes the world go around".(Top)

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