Serving as ambassadors of UH Hilo, the group of students spent Jan. 15 at the State Capitol in Honolulu attending Opening Day ceremonies and meeting with members of the Hawai‘i Island delegation to discuss topical issues.
Associate Professor Arancon is well known on the south side of campus for his lively horticulture classes and his pioneering research in soil ecology. But on the north side of campus, around the old gym and the Performing Arts Center, he is better known for performing in campus musicals and events as a “triple threat” (accomplished singer, dancer, and actor).
The meeting of more than 3,000 scientists, engineers and students was held in Honolulu. ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s exhibit focused on the parallels between Hawaiian culture and science.
An article recently published in the online journal Nature Astronomy applauds the ability of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center to intersect indigenous knowledge with astronomy.