Leading one of 32 projects across the country funded by a NOAA grant to boost aquaculture, UH Hilo aquaculturist Maria Haws will head the Hawai‘i effort to assess the feasibility of forming a cooperative or other employee-owned corporation.
Juvette Kahawai‘i, a student at UH Hilo College of Business and Economics, won with her plan to launch Kupa‘a Tax and Accounting Corporation, a family business serving small local businesses.
Rose Hart, a second-year graduate student at UH Hilo was recognized for her research using small unmanned aerial systems to map shoreline change at Hapuna State Beach Park.
Domestic violence rates on Hawai‘i Island are twice the national average, making this problem even more detrimental to local communities.
Ten astronomy students at UH Hilo went on a lab field trip to Maunakea where they practiced their astrophotography skills and captured spectacular photos of the night sky.
Current undergraduate Rosie Lee and recent graduate Keelee Martin spent a month as part of a NOAA research team studying the effects of climate change on the reef and fish populations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
For his final exam in an introductory theatre course, Randon Jack did a performance piece about the threat of rising sea levels on his homeland atoll of Majuro that brought tears to his professor’s eyes.
While at the summit, held at UN Headquarters in New York, the administration of justice major was given the opportunity to share her experiences and thoughts on children’s fundamental rights in Timor-Leste on behalf of her homeland.
University officials are hoping that the three renovated classrooms will spark discussions regarding what kind of technology, flexible furniture, and writing surfaces will cultivate collaboration and active learning.
The new spectrometer is the only one in the region and substantially increases research and student training the UH Hilo Analytical Laboratory can support in and out of state.