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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An Uncommon Robert Lee

An Uncommon Robert Lee

courtesy Robert Lee

A nice postscript to a story I wrote for our October issue, about Robert Lee, the most common name in the phone book.

Gov. Linda Lingle has recognized one of the Robert Lees profiled in the feature with an Innovation Award, for his “extraordinary role in helping Hawaii create an innovation-based economy and a stronger future for the state.”

Lee, a 20-year-old now attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was the youngest Lee included in our story, but as we explained in the feature, he’s been working overtime on all kinds of cool projects, including developing iPhone apps for a Honolulu company, and suggesting improvements to TheBus’ online tracking system.

Lingle’s Innovation Awards are given out monthly to “deserving individuals, companies, nonprofits, organizations and government agencies that are developing innovative products, services and processes.”

Congrats, Robert!

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Permalink

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Senior Writer Michael Keany has worked at HONOLULU Magazine since 2004, covering everything from architecture to entertainment. He’s a graduate of UH’s School of Journalism and lives in McCully. He blogs about Hawaii architecture, history and urban planning.

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