HKN Professional Biography
Brandon S. Amano is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic interests have steered him towards the electro-physics track, with a particular specialty in hardware, digital, circuit, and PCB design. He is currently a hardware engineer for the Smart Campus Energy Lab (SCEL), serving member of the MicroMouse Executive Board, and the President of the Delta Omega chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). Expecting to graduate in the Spring 2016 semester, he will be moving to California with a job as a Systems Engineer at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems division. Outside of school, his hobbies include gardening, hiking, biking, and traveling.
Q: What video game / movie / TV show would you want to live in and why?
If I could live in any fictional world, it would have to be either the Harry Potter or the Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra universe. I would want to learn all the magic spells by heart or be the master of all four elements, a.k.a. a fully-realized Avatar!!
Q: Where is your hometown and favorite place on the island?
My hometown is Ewa Beach and one of my favorite places on the island is Waikiki. You can also probably find me at any restaurant where there's great food and/or milk tea.
Q: What would you like to accomplish the most from your “bucket” list?
Hmm...thankfully I was able to cross off playing in snow this past 2015 winter break, but the next item I would like to accomplish off of my bucket list would be to travel to all the famous cities and wonders of the world.
Q: What inspired you to join HKN?
I was inspired to join HKN because of the reputation the Delta Omega chapter has as an honor society at the CoE. The community service and networking opportunities was a great way to become more involved with school outside of just classwork and projects. I was also excited to go through the pledging process alongside people who would eventually become my close friends.