Category: Alumni

Sienna stands on lawn with hundreds of pinwheels on tall stakes in the background. She's flashing the peace sign.

Happy International Women’s Day! Here are ten stories of the past year celebrating UH Hilo women’s achievements

International Women’s Day 2020 is celebrating a number of missions this year to help forge a gender equal world. A main mission is to celebrate women’s achievements and increase their visibility. Here are ten stories of the past year from UH Hilo Stories doing just that for extraordinary women from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  

Emily Peavy against a backdrop of stars.

‘Imiloa’s planetarium technician Emily Peavy just earned her M.Ed. from UH Hilo, her thesis published in planetarium journal

For her master’s thesis, nine-year ‘Imiloa veteran Emily Peavy conducted research on the efficacy of two different styles of teaching the public in a planetarium setting: interactive with a presenter, and passive with a movie. Participants in the study rated the educational and entertainment value of these two forms of programming.