Approximately 640 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo’s six colleges. I mua!
The 2019 spring semester was packed with achievements at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Here are a few of the top stories.
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.
Josh Tatofi! Music! Hula! Cultural demonstrations! Free Hawaiian food!
Kiaria Zoi Nakamura enjoys both creative and academic writing. She also is an accomplished dancer: “I wouldn’t be the writer that I am without dance…”
Meteorologist Malika Dudley and animal advocate Lauren Nickerson, both UH alumni, conducted a Digital Media Influencer workshop for UH Hilo business students.
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.
The business plan for the food pantry was developed by business major Jordan Kamimura who drew up the proposal as part of a fall 2018 internship project.