Shihwu Sung left the comfort of his well-established and funded research program at Iowa State to move to Hilo to explore emerging alternative energy opportunities that he says will benefit the people of Hawai‘i and be sufficiently scalable to have a positive global impact.
With this cohort, UH Hilo is expanding its expertise in priority disciplines such as mapping and geographic information systems, biomass to energy, island cultures, tropical alpine biology, cell mechanics, public health, oceanography and more.
Mark Kimura, a researcher in economic geography at UH Hilo, has generated data showing who, how many people, and what businesses could possibly be affected by the lava flow if or when it cuts off highway and then reaches the shore.
MISAKI TAKABAYASHI, MARINE SCIENCE: To us, who live on Hawaiʻi Island with all its awe-inspiring nature, it is easy to understand that the cause-and-effect relationships between our actions and natural processes are indeed reciprocal.
History major Ishael Shaw-De Mello, a 2012 graduate of Waiākea High School, is studying abroad in Korea this semester, stretching her wings, making new international friends, learning a taste for Korean food, and exploring Seoul.
Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi will speak on Syngman Rhee, the first president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea and first president of South Korea, and his connections to Hilo.
For 40 years, David Sing has provided leadership in developing successful educational programs for Native Hawaiians and other groups at UH Hilo and throughout the 10-campus UH System.
B. CHRISTOPHER FRUEH, PSYCHOLOGY: Current VA policies encourage misrepresentation and invalidism, rather than recovery and reentry into the workforce.
The small on-campus communities are designed to support the academic success of students, help them make friends, and ultimately to help them graduate and become successful members of the global community.
Kalei Rapoza, Farrah Marie Gomes and Emmeline DePillis are members of this year’s cohort.