A new certificate in data science launched this semester; UH Hilo plans to seek approval for a bachelor’s degree in data science in 2020.
The program has two concentrations, one in commercial professional pilot training and another in commercial aerial information technology (drone technology)—both are projected workforce needs in the state.
There is a movement in Hawaiʻi to increase cultural content in the way science is taught—it honors the place, the host culture, and the people who have lived here for centuries.
Students completing the UH Hilo two-year pre-engineering program are ready to transfer to a degree-granting institution to study a wide range of fields including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, aeronautical engineering, system engineering, or software engineering among others.
The highlight of the trip was the ceremony recognizing Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u Hawaiian language immersion school as the recipient of the William Demmert Freedom Fighter award, one of the highest awards given by the National Indian Education Association.
The gift from the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory totals over $28,000 in equipment that will aid in promoting cutting edge physics and astronomy at UH Hilo, for both physics and astronomy programming and computational projects.
Sabena Siddiqui is investigating the sounds humpback whales make when they are not singing, an aspect of their communication that is clearly important but little studied.
The UH Hilo graduate certificate program is the first teacher education program in the world to receive accreditation from the prestigious international authority, the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium.
At the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope on Maunakea, Austin Jennings tested ways to simultaneously use two different spectrographic instruments to catalog stars. His findings were unexpected.
It began last fall when Kai Gaitley took a geography class called Literature and the Environment taught by Kathryn Besio, a professor of geography and environmental sciences. For the final exam, the students in the class were asked to write a climate-themed short story.