The face shields are being produced at the UH Hilo Department of Computer Science through a 3D printing project headed by Francis Cristobal, a faculty specialist.
To help researchers better understand Kona and its freshwater resources, UH Hilo students are assisting researchers from the Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation to translate pertinent articles from the Hawaiian Language Newspaper Repository.
The students, enrolled in a public history course, were invited to participate in this preservation workshop with the goal of cleaning, i.e. washing and scrubbing, every known grave marker on the Kalaupapa peninsula over a two week period in March.
Despite the abrupt switch to online teaching in March due to the coronavirus, the UH Hilo School of Nursing got everyone to the finish line: 46 students earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (27 from Hilo and 19 from West O‘ahu). During the pinning ceremony, students from the Hilo and West O‘ahu cohorts were also recognized for several awards.
The English department at UH Hilo held virtual ceremonies May 12 for its spring 2020 awards and scholarships recipients.
The theme of the 16th Annual Transcultural Nursing Symposium was “Culturally Congruent Communication,” and student actors had already created and filmed several educational skits that worked perfectly for the switch to the virtual format of this year’s event.
Members of the local community have come together—people from public and private industry, and UH Hilo—to create 3D printing prototypes of reusable masks and face shields, just in case personal protective equipment might be needed during the coronavirus health crisis.
The budding scholar says her return to academic study was brought on by an intense desire to grow and push herself intellectually. Her academic journey as an English major at UH Hilo is giving her that chance.