The discussion, part of an annual UH conference on sustainability, was led by Hawaiian cultural practitioners, a research scientist, and a land manager.
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.
Travis Mandel came to UH Hilo to help design a new data science program. His long term goal is to have UH Hilo stand out on a national level.
The Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the first step in the aeronautical science program at UH Hilo.
UH Hilo student Alexis Stubbs was motivated to create the project because landfill space on the island is limited and composting is an important part of achieving sustainability on campus.
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.
Jonathan Koch was bit by the entomology bug while an undergraduate at UH Hilo. Now he’s back at the university with a PhD and a passion for pollinators.
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.