Miriam A. Mobley Smith will begin her work at the pharmacy college on Feb. 1, 2022. Carolyn Ma, who has served as dean of the college since 2016, is retiring this spring.
MEGA Lab’s investigation into the physical properties and movement of Pipeline’s barreling wave involves swimming into the waves while capturing images that can be used to construct a detailed 3D reef map. The goal? Protect the reef, protect the wave.
In the investigation, the research team discovered that troublesome nutrients found in coastal waters and coral reefs off West Hawai‘i are from human sources, like fertilizer run off. The study was published last month.
With the prestigious honor of “Top 25 Abstract,” a team of UH Hilo and University of Guam students presented their work virtually at an annual regional conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
The researchers have concluded that without a wastewater treatment plant, 69 percent of the Puakō area they sampled would be out of compliance with health department water quality standards.
UH Hilo sophomore Taylor “U‘i” Barongan is recording her studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, through painting with watercolors. An artist, the budding scientist is studying ecology, cellular biology, and film analysis.
Researcher, teacher, and practicing pharmacist Camlyn Masuda’s driving passion is patient care and health for the people of Hawai’i.
Steve Lundblad, professor of geology at UH Hilo, leads a team of volunteer geology students and alumni on the exploratory field work, the continuation of a 55-year ongoing study.