Lilia Anderson-Murray is in Australia and Jessica Valdez is on her way to England. The scholarship was founded by Audrey Furukawa, a retired administrator and educator who served at UH Hilo for 30 years.
Students at UH Hilo, among others, will have the opportunity to do research with new cutting-edge technology at the UH 2.2-meter telescope on Maunakea.
The intensive postgraduate program based at James Cook University, Australia, is part of a multinational project aimed at producing professionals in sustainable biological, social, and economic resilience.
Chun will oversee relevant UH programs to ensure recognition of Maunakea’s natural, cultural, educational and scientific resources and will report directly to UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin.
The name of the telescope instrument, Nāmakanui (The Big Eyes), to be installed at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Maunakea, refers to the three individual receivers that make up the instrument, each of which Kimura named after three red-colored, big-eyed species of nocturnal fish: ‘Ū‘ū, ‘Āweoweo, and ‘Ala‘ihi.
At two week-long summer camp programs held at ‘Imiloa—one in June and one in July called “Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them”—campers did “insectigations” of curious creatures and their habitats.
Graduate student Koa Matsuoka was awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Graduate Student Oral Presentation; Matthew Dye received Honorable Mention in the category of Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation.
The children explored the water cycle, Poli‘ahu and snow on Maunakea, tracing weather patterns and hurricanes on “Science on a Sphere,” and learned about the challenges of packing water for a long-distance sail on Hōkūle‘a.
In a new video, geographer Ryan Perroy, an associate professor at UH Hilo, explains the technology he uses in his award-winning research into the spread of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.
The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science, known as PIPES, a program dedicated to growing the next generation of natural resources leaders, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award at the 26th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference held in Honolulu, July 10.