2022 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section

ASCE Hawaii Section is proud to announce that two of our very own ASCE members will be celebrated as they accept their awards! Please support Edmund Chang who has been selected as the 2022 HSPE Engineer of the Year, and Brandon Uejo who has been selected as the 2022 Young Engineer of the Year. Congratulations Edmund and Brandon!

Aloha Members!

Engineers invent things that amaze us in the moment. Think jaw-dropping space launch. But many of us take for granted much in this engineered world that is everyday amazing, like clean drinking water at the turn of a faucet.

During Engineers Week we celebrate engineers and how they improve our lives. The need for the next generation of practical inventors and innovators continues. Who will step up?

During Engineers Week or any time of year, inspire future engineers with your knowledge and enthusiasm.


Engineers Week was founded in the United States in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to our quality of life. By promoting a technical education in math and science, Engineers Week also encourages students to pursue a career in engineering. Today, Engineers Week is sponsored by a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies; and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Engineers Week reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the United States.

The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) organizes local Engineers Week activities on O‘ahu annually. This year’s Engineers Week activities are TBD because events are being held virtually.

Highlights of the Engineers Week Banquet include a guest speaker, the presentation of four prestigious engineering awards, and the installation of the 2022 HCES officers.


At the national level, Engineers Week is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations, and government agencies. The Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and careers in technology among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.

The National Society of Professional Engineers founded the first National Engineers Week in 1951 to raise public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. It is held during the week of George Washington's birthday. President Washington was a military engineer and land surveyor. Engineers Week is among the oldest of America's professional outreach efforts. To reflect the global nature of engineering and Engineers Week partners, the event was re-designated as Engineers Week without “National” in the name.

The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) has been in existence since 1965. It is an umbrella organization for the engineering societies in Hawaii with seventeen member organizations. Our charter is "to improve the public image of engineers, encourage registration of all qualified engineers, and to stimulate qualified students in public and private schools to enter engineering and related sciences as their life work." HCES has been celebrating Engineers Week in Hawaii since 1965.



Monday, February 21, 2022 - In-Person Event
Windward Mall Center Court
10 am - 2 pm
HCES welcomes professional societies, government agencies, and engineering-related companies to help showcase science, engineering, math, and technology (STEM) by hosting an information table at the event. Contact Kristen Yoshida (kyoshida@bowersandkubota.com) or Donna Kishi (dkishi@norman-wright.com) for more information.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Virtual Event
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM HST

Hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers, Honolulu Post and the HCES online via Microsoft Teams. Please visit the SAME website for more information: http://www.samehonolulu.org/

Guest Speaker: RADM Dean VanderLey, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Pacific
Presentation Topic: Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP)

Synopsis: The Navy’s four public shipyards perform a vital role in national defense by executing maintenance on submarines and aircraft carriers in order to provide combat-ready ships to the fleet. Originally designed and built in the 19th century, the Navy’s public shipyards are not efficiently configured to maintain and modernize nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines.
To create the shipyards that our nation needs and to manage significant investment in facilities and equipment, the Navy established the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) program office in May 2018 as a centrally-managed program at the Echelon II level to construct and recapitalize dry docks, optimize infrastructure, and update industrial plant equipment. In the Pacific area of operations, SIOP addresses Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii.

RSVP by Feb, 22 at 12 AM HST

Click here to register for this event.

UH College of Engineering Spring 2022 Career Day
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Virtual Event
Virtual via Brazen from 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - In-Person Event
In-Person at UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom from 1-4 pm
Registration is live atCOEcareerexpo22.eventbrite.com

Friday, February 25, 2022 - Virtual Event
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM HST
Sponsored by the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies

Annual Engineering Awards:
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award: James S. Kumagai
2022 Engineer of the Year: Edmund Chang
2022 Young Engineer of the Year: Brandon Uejo
2022 Student Engineer of the Year: Penny Z. M. Loo

Keynote Speaker: Scott Saiki

Click here to register for the virtual award ceremony.