Testimony Presented Before the
Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs
January 30, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
Donald O. Straney
Chancellor, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
SB 2584 – RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS’ PLANETARY SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES INITIATIVE
Chair Espero, Vice Chair Baker and Members of the Committee:
My name is Donald Straney, Chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo). We support the intent of SB 2584 to fund the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) to support planetary sustainability technology demonstrations and university-based competitions.
This proposal will help stimulate the growth and diversification of our State economy through applied aerospace research, the development, testing and evaluation new technologies that support the exploration of space and the creation of high-tech careers. UH Hilo views the proposal as an opportunity to collaborate with PISCES to provide higher education and career options to the people of our Hawaiʻi Island.
We support SB 2584 provided its passage does not replace or adversely impact priorities in our BOR approved budget.
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on SB 2584. Aloha.
Chancellor’s testimony on this topic to House and Senate committees:
|SB 2584||RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS’ PLANETARY SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGIES INITIATIVE||January 30, 2014|
|SB 2584||February 26, 2014|
|SB 2584 SD1||March 14, 2014|
|HB 2150||RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS’ PLANETARY SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGIES INITIATIVE||February 4, 2014|
|HB 2150 HD1||February 25, 2014|
|HB 2150 HD1||March 13, 2014|