HKN Professional Biography
Chuck is a junior majoring in electrical engineering (electro-physics track). He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in German, and then served for eight years in various leadership capacities as an Army officer. Afterward, he and his wife Ashley moved to Oahu, where Chuck began his studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic interests include photons, semiconductor materials, relativity, and bio-electrical systems. Chuck's dream job would involve design and fabrication of devices to help disabled persons overcome their disabilities. In his free time, Chuck enjoys hiking, helping out with the Boy Scouts, and going to the beach with his wife and his dogs.
Q: What inspired you to join HKN?
When I was in EE160, two pledges entered the classroom and told us about HKN. I decided that day that I would make it one of my goals to become a member. Specifically, I'm looking forward to the networking, friendships, and professional development opportunities that HKN provides.
Q: Where is your hometown and favorite place on the island?
I was born and raised in Butte, Montana, but my current hometown is Kaneohe. My favorite place on the island is Waimea Bay, because it is absolutely gorgeous.
Q: What video game / movie / TV show would you want to live in and why?
I have to go with the Matrix on this one. You can pretty much bend reality any way you want. How cool is that?
Q: What would you like to accomplish the most from your “bucket” list?
I would love to go hang gliding somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, but I would also love to downhill ski in the Swiss Alps. I can't choose which of these I'd enjoy more!