The summit is one of many programs sponsored by UH Hilo and community partners in response to the growing demand worldwide for workers trained in STEM fields.
Chad Kalepa Baybayan, master navigator and astronomer-in-residence at UH Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, contributed to Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa’s exploration of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in June.
The outreach program will reach Hawai‘i Island schools and communities.
“Mentoring Your Way to Success” was the last of three events for a pilot mentorship program.
Baybayan, on the Worldwide Voyage of two sailing canoes, recently visited the University of Auckland to discuss the art of traditional navigation to university students.
The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaiʻi Island has prompted protests and media coverage.
Here is UH Hilo student “Cesi” Ha’o’s story of heartbreak and triumph as she navigates her way back to Faleapuna, her family’s village in Sāmoa, as an apprentice navigator of the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe.