In the class, students generate their own data to analyze vs working with data that is given to them. The professor is testing which model of teaching scientific inquiry results in better outcomes for the students.
Ten years after first attending UH Hilo, Keren Motonaga returned to triumphantly complete her baccalaureate degree, the first in her family to do so.
In addition to doing service works such as cleaning pathways and beaches, removing invasive plants, and leaving lei at cemeteries, the students experienced the history of Kalaupapa, feeling the impact of the isolation once felt by leprosy patients, and learning first-hand the historical significance of the area.
Tino Wells says with access to the best telescopes in the world combined with professors who are motivated to get students involved research, UH Hilo is “an absolutely perfect hub for astronomy and physics.”
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.