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UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawaiʻi’s water future


Increasing population, changing land use practices and issues relating to climate change are contributing to growing concerns over water quality and quantity in Hawaiʻi. To help the state address this critical issue, the National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the University of Hawaiʻi to do a five-year, groundbreaking study of water sustainability issues through a collaboration called ʻIke ...

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Student projects shine at UH Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase

UH Mānoa Undergraduate 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 Friday, May 6. This free and open-to-the-public event will feature 130 presentations and posters by 150 undergraduate students in the disciplines of arts and humanities, engineering and computer sciences, natural sciences and social sciences. ...

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Record number of women doctoral candidates awarded prestigious dissertation fellowships

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Six University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral candidates, in programs ranging from astronomy to social welfare have been selected to receive the esteemed Founder Region of Soroptimist International Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year. This is the largest number University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa applicants that were awarded fellowships, beating out the University of California, Berkeley and other California ...

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Wastewater grease traps may damage sewer pipelines

Sewer pipe clogged by a hardened deposit of fat, oil and grease known as a fatberg. Euliss.gov

A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa engineering team has discovered that microorganisms in waste water grease traps may actually aggravate fat, oil and grease (FOG) deposits in sewers—a problem that the grease traps were designed to reduce. Findings of the paper, authored by Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Tao Yan and post-doc Xia He, were recently published in ...

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Dance and science collide at SHAZAM!

From left, Monica Mariiko, Andrea Martinez and Tiana Wong in SHAZAM! Dance + Science. (photo by Chesley Cannon)

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to present the fourth and final Mainstage production of this season, SHAZAM! Dance + Science. The dance concert features choreography by UH Mānoa faculty and special guest artists. The show will be performed April 15–24. SHAZAM! Dance + Science features collaboration between several departments at UH ...

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UH tech students among the winners at the AT&T-UH Hackathon

AT&T Hackathon winners

University of Hawaiʻi students shined in the third annual AT&T UH Mobile Tech Hackathon, held this year at Sacred Hearts Academy. The 24-hour event is designed for those interested in coding mobile apps or hacking hardware solutions. Members of Hawaiʻi’s tech community were on hand to network with students and others interested in technology. Governor David Ige, a graduate of the UH Mānoa’s College of Engineering, made ...

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SOEST researcher recognized with National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Dr. Bin Chen

Bin Chen, assistant researcher in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. As the most prestigious award for junior faculty from NSF, it is bestowed on teacher-scholars performing outstanding research and classroom education at the university level. Chen will be awarded $570,000 over a ...

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i-Lab opens at UH Manoa

College of Engineering Dean Peter Crouch addressing the audience at the i-Lab grand opening

The University of Hawaiʻi celebrated the grand opening of its new UH i-Lab (innovation lab) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Inspired by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the D.School, the University of Hawaiʻi has created a lab based on those same principles of exposing students to experiences that get them involved with innovation and entrepreneurship. “Our ...

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The BEAST awakens at SuperKEKB

The grey concrete bridge in the foreground shows the SuperKEKB particle accelerator interaction region, where electrons and positrons will collide in the future. This region is currently instrumented with the BEAST II commissioning detector. The large, colored object in the background is the Belle II detector, which is scheduled to roll into the interaction region next year. Photo credit: K. Kanazawa of KEK.

One of UH Mānoa’s physics projects, the Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB particle accelerator in Japan, has passed a critical technical milestone: The new particle accelerator has successfully circulated beams of elementary particles in both directions. On February 10, 2015, SuperKEKB circulated a positron beam moving close to the speed of light through over a thousand magnets in a ...

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UH accelerator awarded $500,000 to expand statewide outreach


The University of Hawaiʻi’s proof of concept center/venture accelerator XLR8UH was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to expand its successful commercialization efforts statewide, including underserved rural communities on the neighbor islands. “We are pleased that the EDArecognized the value and promise of our XLR8UHprogram,” said Vassilis L. Syrmos, UH vice president for research and innovation. “The University of Hawaiʻi will be ...

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