Randy Kurokawa gave business students first-hand insight on how to build a local brand with real community impact.
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.
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.
Bryant Grady won Best Research Presentation, which has been won by UH Hilo Marine Option Program students for 26 of the past 31 years.
Astronomers collaborated with Larry Kimura, renowned UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner, for the Hawaiian naming of the black hole.
The group attended the 2019 Southern Graphics Council International printmaking conference in Dallas. Professor of Art Jon Goebel says attending professional conferences is an excellent way for his students to network and hone their craft.
Budding anthropologist Alexis Cabrera won 3rd prize out of 90 student submissions for her poster presentation entitled, “This Skull Has A Story: Analysis of a Skull Lacking Provenience.”
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.