Mr. Jesse Leavitt, a University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Biology major, has been awarded $5,000 from the Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program. Leavitt, a senior at UH Hilo, is actively involved in several research programs. In 2018 he was a PIPES-REU intern, and he has been a member of the Conservation Genomics Research Group since 2016. His research experiences include investigating mosquito control technologies, and exploring conservation genomics of the native Hawaiian crow. He has presented his research at the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science annual symposium, and at the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference. He is currently working on a technical report that will be used to assist managers responsible for the Hawaiian crow conservation-breeding program.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the S-STEM scholarship will help support Leavitt’s studies as a STEM major at UH Hilo.