The minor planet discovered by Kyle Steckler is technically classified as a centaur, a subclass of trans-Neptunian objects or minor planets that orbit the sun beyond Neptune.
The $50K award came from the Disney Conservation Fund, which supports local efforts around the world aimed at saving wildlife, inspiring action, and protecting the planet.
The gift from the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory totals over $28,000 in equipment that will aid in promoting cutting edge physics and astronomy at UH Hilo, for both physics and astronomy programming and computational projects.
Professor of Psychology B. Christopher Frueh: The connection between physical, mental, and emotional health of veterans requires a holistic approach.
The ʻAha Haumāna Native Hawaiian Student Symposium and Conference helped students to better translate their undergraduate experiences and degrees into actual careers.
Sabena Siddiqui is investigating the sounds humpback whales make when they are not singing, an aspect of their communication that is clearly important but little studied.
Budding astronomer Chantelle Kiessner is already conducting solar investigations, supported by three internships during the past two years.
The UH Hilo graduate certificate program is the first teacher education program in the world to receive accreditation from the prestigious international authority, the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium.
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are in the top three ethnicities with the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the country. Misty Pacheco is researching health disparities experienced by Hawai‘i Island HIV/AIDS patients in comparison to those living elsewhere.
Chef Alan Wong teamed up with UH Hilo to host the benefit.