The minor planet discovered by Kyle Steckler is technically classified as a centaur, a subclass of trans-Neptunian objects or minor planets that orbit the sun beyond Neptune.
The ʻAha Haumāna Native Hawaiian Student Symposium and Conference helped students to better translate their undergraduate experiences and degrees into actual careers.
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.
Budding astronomer Chantelle Kiessner is already conducting solar investigations, supported by three internships during the past two years.
SHARP (Students of Hawai‘i Advanced Research Program) supports under-represented students, particularly Native Hawaiians and Pacific islanders, who would like to do research in preparation for doctoral studies.
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.
Reflecting the inclusive spirit of the local community, UH Hilo’s international students are matched with host families in Hilo, giving them a sense of ‘ohana.
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.
Six students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UH Hilo were awarded prestigious research positions to do projects over the past year. They now have a substantial body of work added to their résumés, something rare for undergraduates.
Among services offered through the Career Development Program are mock interviews and resume development. Once a student meets with the one of the counselors at the center, advice might include recommendations on altering the students’ course load or interning at local businesses.