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Postdoctoral climate researcher Malte Stuecker named outstanding young scientist

The European Geosciences Union recognized Malte Stuecker, postdoctoral researcher in the University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences, with the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the EGU Climate Division. EGU is Europe’s premier geosciences union—dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the geosciences and the planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity. The recipients of the …

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Student engineers participate in Native Hawaiian STEM symposium

The 4th Annual Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering (IKE) Student Symposium held on August 15, 2015 focused on hōʻike, meaning culminating demonstration. The IKE program helps promote Native Hawaiians in engineering. Students who presented at the symposium completed a summer engineering experience, finished a pre-engineering math emporium course and a completed a hands-on engineering or research project over the academic year …

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Anthony Barley awarded national life sciences fellowship

Anthony Barley, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Biology, was recently selected as a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow by the Arnold O. Beckman Foundation. The prestigious and highly selective fellowship, awarded to only 20 young researchers across the life sciences and chemistry nationwide, recognizes postdoctoral scholars who exemplify the highest potential for success in an …

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Geology graduate student Haunani Kane fulfills lifelong dream on Great Barrier Reef

Haunani Kane

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate student and apprentice navigator Haunani Kane is featured in ʻŌiwi TV’s Voyaging for the Future: Great Barrier Reef. In the episode, Kane shares her experience exploring the Great Barrier Reef alongside UH coral researcher Ruth Gates and navigator Nainoa Thompson, fulfilling a lifelong dream while continuing her research on island environments and the impact of …

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Anthropology doctoral student awarded national fellowship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2015–16 American Fellowship to Rachel Hoerman. She is a doctoral candidate in the anthropology department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888 and support women scholars who are completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, …

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[VIDEO] UH students watch as NASA rocket launches Project Imua’s scientific payload into space

University of Hawai’i community college students watched their scientific payload spin into space on August 12 when a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket was launched around midnight Hawaiʻi time from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Students from Honolulu Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Kauaʻi Community College and Windward Community College are part of a collaboration known as Project Imua, a joint …

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Student involvement in UHM research, from the ground up

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as having “very high research activity.” Not only does the faculty conduct their own research, but students are encouraged to perform their own research. Those who are looking to get their feet wet can participate in others’ projects or become a research assistant for a …

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UH Mānoa physics graduate student Kevin Croker awarded Fulbright scholarship

The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced thatKevin Croker, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral candidate in physics and astronomy, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Estonia. Only three grants were offered to Estonia, where Croker will collaborate with Manuel Hohmann at the University of Tartu from …

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Nine UH Mānoa students are named ARCS Scholars

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s latest Scholar of the Year is an engineer working on a better way to monitor fluid in patients’ lungs. Ruthsenne Perron is one of nine University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral students who were recently named ARCS Scholars for research that ranges from understanding probiotic bacteria in Hawaiian coral to detecting …

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Culture and family influence on smoking in Filipina girls

girl smoking

Smoking rates for youth in the U.S. have been declining, but the trend does not hold true for some Asian American ethnicities.  Recent results from Hawai‘i’s Youth Tobacco Survey indicate that 20.1% of Filipina high school girls smoke, compared to only 5.6% of Japanese and 5.3% of Chinese girls.  In fact, Filipinas in Hawai‘i are picking up their first cigarettes …

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