RONNIE YASUHIDE KEOLA KAUANOE
I am a Native Hawaiian ICS student taking classes at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and plan to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science in 2021. My ultimate goal is to obtain a Doctorate in Computer Science to better understand our world and to create meaningful and sustainable methods to maintain it.
Background & Expertise
ICS PEER MENTOR, KAPIʻOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
August 2017 - December 2018
I mentored ICS students on their programming and discrete mathematics classes at the KCC STEM Center. I also assisted in STEM outreach events hosted on campus as part of the STEM Center team.
ICS 141 PLUS PEER MENTOR, KAPIʻOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
August 2018 - December 2018
I hosted two-hour practice problem sessions twice a week. The goals of these sessions were to explain the application of the concepts students learn in class and how these concepts relate to programming and computation theory.
SUMMER RESEARCH INTERN, LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED VISUALIZATION AND APPLICATIONS
June 2018 - August 2018
I performed research at LAVA through the Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering and Mentorship Program in Summer 2018. I created a methodology for realistic grasping interactions in virtual reality and presented my research at the University of Hawaiʻs at Mānoa at the end of the program.
What I’ve Learned
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
January 2019 - Present
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN ICT, KAPIʻOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
August 2016 - December 2018
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."