Twenty-five years ago, a UH Hilo biologist tagged 7,000 trees in a declining Hawai‘i Island rainforest. A recent survey of the site reveals conservationists’ efforts are paying off.
Francis Ray Cristobal is recognized by the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Executive Council as a Quintessential University Citizen. Currently, he’s helping the university switch to online teaching during the coronavirus health crisis.
The conference’s theme, “Educate to Empower: Uplifting All Women in STEM,” was prominent in the panel discussions and various workshops offered throughout the day.
Findings from Tonga’s research will contribute vital information to climate adaptation efforts in Pohnpei and other tropical Pacific island nations, allowing them to better manage their coastal waters, improve water quality, and reduce damage to coral reefs in the face of climate change in the region.
In less than two years, new Library Director Joseph Sanchez is already making a big impact on campus with a
Professor of Marine Science Tracy Wiegner is motivated by her students and the local community to discover and share as much knowledge as possible about the water quality of Hawai‘i Island’s coasts.
Assistant Professor Justina Mattos’s passion about educating students—from grade school to university—has brought her recognition from the Chancellor’s Executive Council as a UH Hilo Quintessential University Citizen.
Despite warnings about serious health risks, Hawai‘i high school students vape at twice the national rate—experts say this may be due to the large amount of radio advertising by the tobacco industry. A group of health students from UH Hilo are taking on the information battle with radio spots, a video, and informational materials for parents.