Steve Lundblad, professor of geology at UH Hilo, leads a team of volunteer geology students and alumni on the exploratory field work, the continuation of a 55-year ongoing study.
The funding will support staff at UH Hilo in their work with colleagues on campus and across other UH campuses to create new pathways for Native Hawaiian students to achieve success from freshman year to graduation.
UH Hilo physics and astronomy students assisted with data analysis, observations, and obtaining spectroscopic measurements using telescopes from Gemini and W.M. Keck observatories.
The purpose of the NASA funding is to equip students with the skills necessary to assess and analyze the impacts of sea level rise upon coastal ecosystems.
Marine science majors Kara Murphy and Cecelia Rudo will apply the monetary awards to their projects focused on engaging the community in ocean conservation.
Free to the public, it is the world’s only off-shore, scientifically surveyed and maintained, virtual observatory system.
Kit Neikirk’s research focuses on recording and analyzing the changes to mitochondria in relation to knock down of genes. He is currently on exchange studying abroad in Scotland, his first stop this academic year while continuing his studies in Europe.
During this time of social restrictions for the health and safety of all, there are still many opportunities for students to connect with others, no matter their schedule or proximity to campus.