In this week’s Volcano Watch, a weekly activity update written by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues, a geophysicist writes about how local high school students enrolled in the UH Hilo Upward Bound program scientifically monitored the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. “All it took was a bit of knowledge, support, and passion.”
Devyn Hanselmann wants to empower UH Hilo students to preserve the community’s resources and to find sustainable solutions to challenges faced by the campus.
The 2019 spring semester was packed with achievements at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Here are a few of the top stories.
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.
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.
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 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.