A Passion For Engineering
To be successful at anything, the most important attribute you need is to love what you're trying to be
successful at. Tiger Woods, the number one professional golfer in the world, has loved the game of golf
since he was a child. Britney Spears, one of the top pop entertainers around, loves to sing and perform in
front of people.
A Helping Hand
As a young engineer, Ronald Ho aspired to be an entrepreneur. He felt there was room for one more electrical engineering firm that could provide quality services in Hawai'i. So in 1978, just a decade after earning his Master's in electrical engineering at the University of Hawai'i, he founded Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates.
Tiger to TRW
If engineering has an enthusiastic face it is Wendy Okamura, University of Hawai'i at Manoa graduate in electrical engineering. "As engineers we fight to solve problems," says Okamura. "Problems are our battles, and the more challenging or difficult the problem, the more overwhelming is the feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment achieved once a solution is found."
As she begins her career as a civil engineer, Beth Florendo is thankful for her experiences at UH's College of Engineering. "It was hard at times, but I learned a lot and was able to work with kids," she said. Beth is moving from Kalihi to California as an "entering engineer" for Dames and Moore, a firm in Los Angeles.