At a symposium held in early March with an expert panel, anthropology students also gave presentations on the status of women in museums in Hawai‘i, Oceania, and the USA. Among their findings: representation of women in museums is increasing, but their pay still lags behind men.
A main criteria for the fellowship is having a strong commitment to a career in mental health services with ethnic minority transition age youth (ages 16 through 25) and their families, which matches up perfectly with Rachel Gibson’s career plans.
In identifying the oyster, the students did all the research from start to finish: DNA extraction, amplified a gene that’s typically used for DNA barcoding, did the analysis, and then wrote a report on what they found.
“So, day to day life for me is a little different than how it would be in the United States.” —Sienna Wareham, on life in South Korea during the coronavirus pandemic.
Twenty-five years ago, a UH Hilo biologist tagged 7,000 trees in a declining Hawai‘i Island rainforest. A recent survey of the site reveals conservationists’ efforts are paying off.
Pahoa High Senior Xavier Talbot’s science project, titled “Analyzing Stellar Binary Systems to Enhance Contemporary Red Dwarf Spin Down Models,” earned him a one-year tuition waiver to UH Hilo, where he plans to major in astronomy and physics.
3/17 PROGRAM UPDATE: Because of the coronovirus situation, all remaining Womenʻs History Month events have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date yet to be determined.
International Women’s Day 2020 is celebrating a number of missions this year to help forge a gender equal world. A main mission is to celebrate women’s achievements and increase their visibility. Here are ten stories of the past year from UH Hilo Stories doing just that for extraordinary women from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.