Tifaine Crivello hopes that applying tradition and culture to modern medical practices will help preserve and honor her heritage.
The inaugural event was planned by women students in the sciences, and the discussions were led by accomplished women scientists, administrators and staff who know a thing or two about the challenges women face in advancing their STEM careers.
Prof. Barkhoff was honored for his great contribution to curriculum development in the UH Hilo kinesiology and excercise sciences program and for inspiring dozens of undergraduates to collaborate in sports science research. His papers at conferences in Polynesia have introduced the integration of kinesiology in the context of island cultures and in particular indigenous and Native Hawaiian knowledge and belief systems.
Living the dream: UH Hilo pharmacy student Nina Cardoza dreamed of becoming a pharmacist and returning to her home town to establish a pharmacy for her beloved community.
The unique format of course delivery is a hybrid featuring online, in person, and live video conferencing sections. This type of continuing education allows for direct workforce development, say organizers.
“What you smoking?” asks UH Hilo instructor Kaʻikena Scanlan in his hit song “Smoke All Day.” (It’s not what you think.)
The Islands of Opportunity Alliance is a network of higher education institutions from Hawai‘i and 10 Pacific Island nations with a mission to expand access to careers in STEM fields for underrepresented populations.
In the class, students generate their own data to analyze vs working with data that is given to them. The professor is testing which model of teaching scientific inquiry results in better outcomes for the students.
Ten years after first attending UH Hilo, Keren Motonaga returned to triumphantly complete her baccalaureate degree, the first in her family to do so.
In addition to doing service works such as cleaning pathways and beaches, removing invasive plants, and leaving lei at cemeteries, the students experienced the history of Kalaupapa, feeling the impact of the isolation once felt by leprosy patients, and learning first-hand the historical significance of the area.