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.
This year’s keynote speaker was retired Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer, PharmD., who served as the U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and 10th Chief Pharmacist Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.
UH Hilo Professor of Physics Philippe Binder says that when physics students learn and use introductory scientific terms and concepts in their native tongue, they are more likely to understand the subject.
Free to the public, it is the world’s only off-shore, scientifically surveyed and maintained, virtual observatory system.
UH Hilo’s Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki, a Laboratory Public Charter School located in Keaʻau on Hawaiʻi Island, is the most developed school taught through Indigenous language in the United States and Canada.
New Mexico’s U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, along with Hawai‘i’s U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Kai Kahele, discussed UH Hilo programs with faculty and staff. Fernández and Case serve on the U.S. House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
The class was led by Travis Mandel, assistant professor of computer science, and was sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
The accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.