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.
UH Hilo alumnus Jonathan Koch is doing postdoctoral work at his alma mater, helping to establish the Hilo campus as a hub for high impact genomics science.
New gathering place on campus outside the Sciences and Technology Building has food service and picnic tables with solar powered stations to recharge electronic devices.
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.