SHARP (Students of Hawai‘i Advanced Research Program) supports under-represented students, particularly Native Hawaiians and Pacific islanders, who would like to do research in preparation for doctoral studies.
At the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope on Maunakea, Austin Jennings tested ways to simultaneously use two different spectrographic instruments to catalog stars. His findings were unexpected.
Reflecting the inclusive spirit of the local community, UH Hilo’s international students are matched with host families in Hilo, giving them a sense of ‘ohana.
It began last fall when Kai Gaitley took a geography class called Literature and the Environment taught by Kathryn Besio, a professor of geography and environmental sciences. For the final exam, the students in the class were asked to write a climate-themed short story.
Six students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UH Hilo were awarded prestigious research positions to do projects over the past year. They now have a substantial body of work added to their résumés, something rare for undergraduates.
Among services offered through the Career Development Program are mock interviews and resume development. Once a student meets with the one of the counselors at the center, advice might include recommendations on altering the students’ course load or interning at local businesses.
Planner and builders of the new rec area had a lot of motivation to complete this and other summer projects prior to the start of fall semester, knowing that the end result was for the students.
Geneviève Blanchet was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation, and Koa Matsuoka was awarded Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation.
Coleman was a strong advocate for increasing Hawaiian participation in the sciences and worked tirelessly to bridge the astronomy and Hawaiian communities.
The program began at UH Hilo in 2012 and provides training for students to become family nurse practitioners—FNPs are considered primary care providers with global prescriptive authority.