A team of UH Hilo faculty & undergraduate students investigated whether or not computer vision tools can detect disease on coral reefs as well as the human eye. The findings? Machines can complement human evaluation.
Students and faculty of Chinese Studies presented calligraphy, language, paper crafts, dances, singing, opera, poems, stories, martial arts, taiji, and a lion dance!
On a routine summer expedition to do an annual survey of the reef at French Frigate Shoals, UH marine scientists made two unexpected discoveries: a demolished reef and an invasive alga.
The lead investigators of the project, horticultural researchers Sharad Marahatta and Norman Arancon, say the findings could benefit local farmers and the entire agricultural community of Hawai‘i.
The course is part of a workforce education program to provide inmates with vocational development and reentry skills training. Associate Professor Chris Lauer says philosophy courses develop essential, transferable skills vital to the workforce.
The researchers did the study on Kaua‘i because it is in crisis mode: bird populations are crashing due to disease and habitat loss, and with that, the species are losing their songs.
“We are proud to serve such a diverse group of students,” says UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin. “The assets they bring to UH Hilo enrich our community and help us provide an inclusive, high-quality education for all of our students.”
The black hole—discovered by a collaborative effort of eight telescopes at six locations around the globe—was named Pōwehi, which means embellished dark source of unending creation.The name was chosen by UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner Larry Kimura.
Ten Marshallese students were trained over the summer in scientific methods of collecting data on water quality, algae cover, and reef composition. The students did the research themselves, in the Marshall Islands, and the knowledge and skills they gained will be of great benefit to their communities and the environment of their homeland.
The 31 UH Hilo honorees are three more than the Vulcans had in the 2017–18 school year.