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Andrea stands next to large signage: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. At left are US flag and other flags.

UH Hilo students visit and intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, glimpsing future careers

Heather Kaluna, UH Hilo assistant professor of astronomy and alumna of the same program, is urging her students to either tour or intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech. She says exposure to this type of facility is vital for furthering students’ academic engagement and their understanding of available career tracks.

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UH Hilo research team surveys community college faculty to evaluate gender equity in STEM fields

A research team of UH Hilo staff, faculty, and students, along with community experts, are carrying out qualitative and quantitative research across the seven UH community colleges to evaluate gender equity in STEM. Survey results thus far show salaries and wages are insufficient, but coaching and mentoring is effective in helping new faculty navigate the system.

Couple in ballet pose, she in pink tutu, he in royal costume.

The Hawaiian Nutcracker performed at UH Hilo

The Hawaiian Nutcracker is set in the 1800s at Hale Ali‘i, the royal palace named by Kamehameha III, with lead characters of a young David Kalākaua and Lydia Kamaka‘eha, both future monarchs of Hawai‘i. Dozens of dancers from UH Hilo, Hawai‘i Community College, and the Hawai‘i Island community will perform this adaptation of the holiday classic.