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Aerial of Hilo Bay

UH Hilo scientists document how rainfall brings harmful bacteria into Hilo Bay

The study, a collaboration of state agencies along with UH Hilo faculty and alumni now working in health and science fields, shows staph and fecal indicator bacteria in Hilo Bay increase with rainfall and river discharge. Cloudy water is associated with higher bacteria concentrations, and high salinity with lower bacteria concentrations.

Group of students and faculty gather together for group photo.

New cohort in Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program welcomed to UH Hilo

The UH Hilo Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program is part of a federal program designed to increase the number of Native Hawaiians and other minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Students in the program engage in scientifically rigorous research that is grounded in indigenous or native cultural practices and knowledge.