HKN Professional Biography
Scott Nishihara is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering systems track at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, with minors in Biology and Mathematics. His academic interests include renewable energy, grid integration and image processing. He is currently working on an acoustic wind sensor for the Smart Campus Energy Lab (SCEL), serving as Secretary for the Associated Students of the University of Hawai`i and as President of the Delta Omega chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). After graduation, he hopes to go into research in grid integration, smart grids, and vision restoration, or pursue a career in neuroscience/neurology. In his free time, he likes to go hiking, play tennis and play ping pong.
Q: What video game / movie / TV show would you want to live in and why?
A movie that I would want to live in is "Meet the Robinsons" because of the neat technology such as time machines and memory scanners.
Q: Where is your hometown and favorite place on the island?
I am from Waipahu and my favorite place on the island is Hawaii Kai, since that's where the good valley hikes are!
Q: What would you like to accomplish the most from your “bucket” list?
The thing I'd like to accomplish the most is visit Machu Picchu.
Q: What inspired you to join HKN?
I wanted to join HKN because I thought that joining this would be a great way to get involved in the Electrical Engineering community on campus and allow me to give back to the College of Engineering through all of the services projects HKN participates in. I also thought that it would be a great way to meet new people and make new friends.