In this week’s Volcano Watch, a weekly activity update written by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues, a geophysicist writes about how local high school students enrolled in the UH Hilo Upward Bound program scientifically monitored the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. “All it took was a bit of knowledge, support, and passion.”
The goals are to educate the public on why it’s important to safely dispose unused medications and show options on how to do that.
The community college is planning a major renovation of the center, adding 5,000 square feet of space to create a multi-purpose lab and offer new classes.
At a gathering of family, longtime friends, and former colleagues, Fred Soriano was presented with a proclamation describing the life of an accomplished artist and sociologist who gave much to his island community.
The students spoke with scientists, conservationists, and representatives from local environmental organizations at dozens of booths lining UH Hilo’s Campus Center Plaza and Library Lanai.
Over 1,000 school children attended to learn from 40 organizations from around the state who set up interactive displays and booths across campus, plus a variety of workshops and speakers.
Held on a rainy day at the UH Hilo Agricultural Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa, the event showcased the ag college’s different specializations through exhibits, displays and demonstrations.
The interview-based study—a collaborative effort between UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, Chaminade University, and a community group—importantly documents some of the challenges faced by Micronesians moving to and living in Hawai‘i.
Astronomers collaborated with Larry Kimura, renowned UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner, for the Hawaiian naming of the black hole.
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.