Approximately 640 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo’s six colleges. I mua!
Several members of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo community received annual campus awards at a celebration held May 3, 2019.
UH Hilo senior Nicolas Vanderzyl, majoring in marine science, is collecting and analyzing data about the effectiveness of a new machine designed to remove microplastics from the sediments of beach sand. The research is being conducted at Kamilo Point on Hawai‘i Island.
Randy Kurokawa gave business students first-hand insight on how to build a local brand with real community impact.
The theme, “Emerging techniques for research and conservation in a changing planet,” was reflected in many of the presentations, notably harnessing cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of ecosystems under stress from climate change and other anthropogenic threats. Keynotes: Paula Ayotte and John Burns.
Bryant Grady won Best Research Presentation, which has been won by UH Hilo Marine Option Program students for 26 of the past 31 years.
The group attended the 2019 Southern Graphics Council International printmaking conference in Dallas. Professor of Art Jon Goebel says attending professional conferences is an excellent way for his students to network and hone their craft.
Budding anthropologist Alexis Cabrera won 3rd prize out of 90 student submissions for her poster presentation entitled, “This Skull Has A Story: Analysis of a Skull Lacking Provenience.”
Through abstracts, videos, and infographics, UH Hilo students taking a course on rhetoric are applying their skills of persuasion to the modern goal of advocating Hawai‘i’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
The class gives students the knowledge needed for the challenges of studying abroad.