Posted May 2009
Micah Yoshinaga (freshman, Computer Sciences) already has the sense that his choice of a small school will help pay off in terms of what he can achieve in college. A graduate of Waipahu High (Oahu), Micah picked Chaminade because of the small class sizes and interaction with professors. Because of Micah’s abilities, an added bonus has been a degree program tailored just for him. He began Chaminade last fall with the usual lower division courses, but was given the green light to take upper division courses his second semester here.
This was due in large part to part to an internship with professor Paulo Martins, Ph.D., whose specialty is wireless sensor networks. Micah has been assisting Dr. Martins by creating the code for simulated tests, instead of doing all testing with a physical array of real devices. Micah is learning a lot about testing and code analysis along the way.
Micah, along with other Chaminade student interns and Dr. Martins, went to the Clarkson Aerospace conference in Georgia to present their project findings. Micah was pleased to get the opportunity to network with other presenters that included Masters candidates and Ph.D.’s from around the country.
Micah keeps busy, and was involved with helping with the Symposium on Applied Computing 2009 (or SAC 2009) held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village this year.
Micah is enthusiastic about school and although at the moment he’s often immersed in academic pursuits, he’d like to emphasize it is not the his only side: He does like to get out and socialize, and contrary to what many classmates think, really doesn’t study ALL the time.
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