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Mechanical engineering professor wins competition to present at prestigious conference

Sangwoo Shin

Sangwoo Shin, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa mechanical engineering assistant professor, has won the competition to present at the prestigious Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, Germany, later this year. Shin was one of 10 participants at Hawaiʻi’s inaugural Falling Walls Lab competition, hosted by the UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy, with his presentation, “Breaking the Walls of Water Treatment.” …

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Make the Ala Wai Awesome Student Design Challenge finalists selected

The finalists for the “Make the Ala Wai Awesome” Student Design Challenge have been selected. The international challenge is to rehabilitate a critical Oʻahu watershed that contains one of the nation’s most polluted bodies of water. Make the Ala Wai Awesome is sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi and includes $10,000 in total prize money. “We are excited about the …

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Stellar Mānoa undergraduate research and creative projects showcase

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate students from all fields of study will present their faculty-supervised research project or creative work at the Undergraduate Showcase on May 5. This free event will feature 76 presentations and posters by 105 undergraduate students in the disciplines of arts and humanities, engineering and computer sciences, natural sciences and social sciences. The morning begins …

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Thousands March for Science across Hawaiʻi

“Any threat to science is a threat to our basic humanity. So we need to rise and we need to march in support of science and our future,” said Helen Spafford, one of the Honolulu March for Science organizers. March they did on Earth Day, April 22, 2017—more than a thousand from UH Mānoa’s Bachman lawn alone, and hundreds more across the state, …

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Hawaiʻi invited to March for Science

Organizers expect more than 1,000 supporters to turn out in support of science and join a march from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on Earth Day, April 22, 3 p.m. It’s one of several March for Science events being held across the state, and part of activities in all 50 states and more than 50 countries to rally support for science, …

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UH students help to solve real-world health, energy and agriculture problems

The 29th Annual CTAHR/COE Student Research Symposium, held April 7–8, showcased student work in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and the College of Engineering (COE) of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Students presented papers and posters on numerous aspects of natural resource management, agriculture and horticulture, biofuels and bioengineering, consumer sciences, entomology and virology. Highlights included nutrient management in traditional loʻi …

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Mānoa campus forum highlights opportunities for change

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Interim Chancellor David Lassner held a campus forum on April 4 highlighting opportunities for change and calls for improvement. Highlights include: Improving student recruitment, retention and success Integrating research and undergraduate education Inspiring interdisciplinary collaborative scholarship and teaching Watch the forum online and view the powerpoint presentation. Source: A UH News story  

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$170M in convention business generated by College of Engineering

College of Engineering Elele award Congratulations to the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering for winning the 2017 Hawaii Convention Center ‘Elele Organization of the Year for generating $170M in convention business! #engineering Posted by University of Hawai‘i News on Friday, March 31, 2017 Since the Hawaiʻi Convention Center opened in 1998, the College of Engineering at the …

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Sustainability advocates gather for higher education summit

The University of Hawaiʻi will hold the 5th Annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit at UH West Oʻahu, March 16–18. This yearʻs summit will explore sustainability through indigenous perspectives and the global dialogue on sustainability. The summit will also focus on the sustainability courses that are taught across all UH campuses—how can UH better coordinate and support student interest in exploring sustainability topics and create curricular …

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