Registrar Chelsea Kay-Wong, Associate Professor of Psychology Sunyoung Kim, and Director of Campus Recreation Tim Moore will be working with 24 other PELP cohort members to tackle challenges facing higher education.
Kirsten Paxton and Patrick Hart have started a study funded by the National Science Foundation to research the effects of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death on animal communities in Hawaiʻi.
Led by biologist Jolene Sutton, assistant professor at UH Hilo, the research team created a genome assembly that provides critical insights into inbreeding and disease susceptibility of the ‘alalā.
The students were outstanding representatives of UH Hilo, and brought home four major awards, including best research presentation.
Kara Spaulding has demonstrated leadership in sustainability in various ways: advocating for curriculum in sustainability, participating in Earth Day, inspiring classmates.
All 10 UH Hilo delegates competing at the conference placed in their events, with one team taking first place in their category. In the process, students honed public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, gained knowledge, and networked.
David Arakawa is currently measuring gene sequences across a diverse set of avian species. He’ll be continuing his work as a graduate student this fall in the Tropical Conservation and Environmental Science program at UH Hilo.
The Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative has provided funding for UH Hilo graduate student Jeffery Stallman to gather tissue samples and analyze DNA from all native plants in the Compositae (daisy family) found on Hawai‘i Island.
UH Hilo Hawaiian language kumu Larry Kimura and Kanani Māka‘imoku were honored for their leadership in reviving and teaching ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.
The universities will share academic and research opportunities in maritime safety, security, and navigational technologies, and marine, maritime and environmental management.