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.
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.
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.
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.
The provocative aspect of the study is in its relatively accepting attitude towards nonnative, noninvasive plant species, often the traditional nemesis of ecologists.
The gift from Hawaii Forest & Trail will support research and technologies to reduce mosquito populations that spread avian disease in Hawai‘i.