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              People ON THE MOVE IN HAWAI‘I Compiled by Hawai‘i Island Midweek staff
           IFuture’s Past
I’ve discovered that one of the most profound yet difficult human experiences is to be open-hearted and trusting as you move through life. It’s not easy to see past hurt and regrets, but it is easy to worry about more pain and letdowns in the future.
t’s all spelled out in the article. An incredible opportuni- ty for the state and University of Hawai‘i to become an integral part in the burgeoning world of semiconductors,
I think it’s important to remember that you have an option to look for the circumstances, situations and people that have been supportive. Remind yourself to love your life for what it is. After all, you only have one, and look at how fast time is passing.
optics, alternative energy and computer science. A grand opportunity to plant our flag in development (alongside Sil- icon Valley and other choice locations) of a lucrative, clean, forward-looking, vital industry.
Jeff Shattuck
Love Your Life
Jeff Shattuck is commercial real estate specialist for Hawai‘i Commercial Real Estate’s Kona operation. He brings more than 30 years of commercial design and development experience to the job, including projects on the mainland, Europe, and Central and South America. HCRE is part of the locally owned and operated Elite Pacific family of companies.
Mia Walsh , a colonel with the U.S. Space Force, is the new base commander for Space Base Delta 3. In this position, she is responsible for force support, security forces, communication, civil engineering and logistics, and medical squadrons. The Hilo native is a 24-year military veteran with a background in space operations. Most recently, Walsh completed an assignment as the chief of operations at the Pentagon’s National Military Command Center.
   The article mentions Motorola, Intel and others looking at UH labs for the best and brightest students along with sharing ideas from top scientists (aka professors) at our world-class university up in the Mānoa hills. The article proffers that UH’s physical electronics labs are superior to those at Cal and Stanford. It sounds so grand, within reach and real! So what happened? Good question. That article by Ray Tsuchiyama, a consultant/adviser/entrepreneur and a Farrington High School graduate, appeared in the Hawai‘i High Tech Journal in the summer of ... 1984.
Love others for who they are — not for who you want them to be. The more initiative you can take to see your life as good, and see the people in your life without judgment, the more presence and uncondi- tional love you will be able to experience.
 Was there a lack of political will? A lack of financing or grant opportunities? Were we too fixated on tourism, agri- culture and the military as our big three economic pillars to push the incredible potential of these teaching visionaries and their students? Computer science was already a pretty big deal then, so where was our homegrown Big Brother in 1984 to nurture and push this alternative economic engine forward? Surely people realized the goal to keep our best and brightest home back then, I assume. As an aside, Arkansas is now a leading state in computer science, because it pushed.
Mia Walsh
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 Can we push harder to bring computer science further along at UH and in our high schools? Perhaps a public-pri- vate partnership? Equitably, pushing merit-based programs. Too much humbug? Robotics have become a big deal in Hawai‘i in this century, true, and maybe the tech boat hasn’t sailed away on microchip design, lab work, electrical en- gineering as a trade, or Hawai‘i in general as a computer sciences center.
It might not be worth much, but U.S. News & World Re- port ranks UH-Mānoa tied at No. 135 among colleges/uni- versities in the nation for computer science offerings. Again, this opportunity gone awry is much more complicated than any current numbers, missed opportunities, or even original hopes and realities expressed in a 1984 article. But it is a concrete example where we weren’t just hypothesizing, but were actually succeeding in an area that held great promise for economic diversity and providing well-paying jobs for our own, until it wasn’t.
Think about it ...

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