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Electrical engineering graduate student wins prestigious fellowship

Jonathan H. Dang

Jonathan H. Dang, a UH Mānoa electrical engineering graduate student, has been named the 2014-15 recipient of the IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering. Established in 2000, this prestigious award is given annually to one first-year, full-time graduate student in electrical engineering worldwide. The award carries a stipend of $10,000 per year, and is renewable for a ... Read More »

UH startup SmarTummy takes home $10K from national innovation competition

Larry Martin

A University of Hawai‘i (UH) startup company that designed a unique medical training device has won 3rd place in a national competition: the of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2014 Innovation Showcase (IShow). SMARTUMMY LLC, (SmarTummy) led by UH Mānoa graduate student Larry Martin, has developed a tool to train medical, nursing, and osteopathic students in conducting an abdominal ... Read More »

[VIDEO] The Koloa Project — preserving the endangered Hawaiian Duck

Koloa Maoli

Even wildlife biologists have a tough time telling the difference between the endangered Hawaiian Duck, Koloa Maoli, and the common mallard. Cross-breeding or hybridization between the two species is the primary reason the endemic Koloa duck is endangered. A new collaborative program between the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the ... Read More »

Research leads to sensor breakthrough, promises safer structures

Haleiwa Bridge

UH Mānoa Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor David Ma and Graduate Student Hui Zhang have achieved a long-sought technical breakthrough by proving an efficient method of harvesting mechanical energy to power autonomous sensor networks. Their research findings appear in the prestigious Applied Physics Letters of the American Institute of Physics. Large-scale wireless sensor networks are extremely useful in monitoring the behavior of both ... Read More »

Physics team moves ahead on research project at KEK Super B Factory

Inside the KEK Super B Factory in Tsukuba, Japan.

One of the UHM’s future physics projects, Belle II at the KEK Super B Factory, has passed a critical U.S. funding and approval milestone and is on track for installation in 2015 in Tsukuba, Japan. UH Mānoa Physics Professors Tom Browder, Sven Vahsen and Gary Varner, along with other UHM postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, participated in the first Belle ... Read More »

ARCS Foundation partnership brings new funding for student research in Life Sciences

ARCS Foundation logo

The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Honolulu Chapter has given more than $1.5 million in awards to UH students since its inception in 1974. On June 3, the Roche Foundation and ARCS Foundation announced a unique program to support outstanding graduate life science students at universities across the United States, including UH Mānoa.  The Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Award Program in ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Hawaii EPSCoR – Stimulating competitive research

Ho‘opononono 2 satellite

The University of Hawaii describes how its EPSCoR program is helping protect Hawaii’s environment and secure the state’s economic future. The mission of EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is to assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function “to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States …” http://www.epscor.hawaii.edu/ Video courtesy UH ... Read More »

Inventor of free-electron laser to lecture at 2015 Nobel Symposium

Free-electron laser FELIX

Professor John Madey of the UH Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy has been invited to give a plenary lecture at the Nobel Symposium on Free Electron Laser Research, which will be held in Sigtuna (near Stockholm), Sweden, from June 14 -18, 2015.  The Symposium is devoted to an “area of science where breakthroughs are occurring” and is sponsored by the Nobel Foundation and the Knut ... Read More »

UH partners on R&D project to improve nuclear arms control technology

infrasound listening station

The University of Hawai‘i is a key team member in a new five-year, $25 million research and development program focused on improving the nation’s nuclear arms control technology. Milton Garces, associate researcher in the Hawai‘i Institute for Geophysics and Planetology, will lead the infrasound portion of the new program funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The consortium effort ... Read More »

Klaus Sattler recognized among 100 notable

Klaus Sattler

Klaus Sattler, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa physics professor, has just been featured on “Learn from the Best: 100 Notable Professors at Top Research Universities” by OnlinePhDProgram.org. The website is a comprehensive guide to accredited online PhD programs. The article points out that academic research is a driving force behind innovation in science, technology and culture. The published list comprises 100 ... Read More »

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