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UH Engineering professor selected as Top 25 Newsmaker

University of Hawaiʻi Civil Engineering Professor Ian Robertson was recently named to Engineering News-Record’s list of “Top 25 Newsmakers in 2016” for his “crucial contributions to the campaign that resulted in the 2016 adoption of the world’s first standards for tsunami-resistant design.” ENR chose Professor Robertson for a number of reasons. He was a significant contributor to the American Society …

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SSFM International gives $260K in UH Mānoa scholarships and fellowships

SSFM International, Inc. has contributed $261,263 to support University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering and College of Social Sciences students. This gift will fund four full undergraduate scholarships for civil and environmental engineering for four years; and one fellowship for an urban and regional planning graduate student for four years. College of Engineering Interim Dean Ronald Riggs said, …

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UH receives grant to improve transportation safety

UH Mānoa, in collaboration with the Universities of Alaska, Idaho and Washington, has received a 5-year Tier-1 University Transportation Center (UTC) from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Only 36 out of more than 400 proposals were successful. UH’s research budget share is $1.6M over five years. The focus of the research is on Transportation Safety Equity for Rural, Isolated, Tribal …

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Academic pathway to engineering in development for high school students

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have entered into a formal partnership to create a college-focused pathway for public high school students seeking engineering majors. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), both institutions have identified requirements and necessary preparation for high school students to be accepted directly …

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UH Hilo funding from OHA delivers Na Pua Noʻeau programs across State

Na Pua Noʻeau–The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ʻAhahui Grants to strengthen its impact on the state. The center will work in partnership with other UH campuses to deliver programs and events to promote higher education opportunities for high school student. UH Maui …

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UH Mānoa battles in Hawaiʻi’s first international autonomous robotic boat competition

Interest in intelligent machines is growing and an international competition to build autonomous robotic systems that operate at sea has come to Hawaiʻi. Honolulu Community College hosts the 2016 Maritime RobotX Competition at Sand Island December 11–18. Students from 13 universities around the world, including first-timer University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, will compete for $100,000 in prizes. Organizers say the …

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UH Mānoa ranks well nationally and internationally

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has received global affirmation of its academic and research excellence in recently released national and international rankings. The 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings rated UH Mānoa 89 in the category Top Public Schools and 169 in National Universities. The rankings surveyed 1,600 colleges among more than 3,000 four-year institutions throughout …

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UH Water Resources Research Center receives nearly $1M for water sustainability project

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the investment of $26.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) into 45 projects that will spur innovative conservation initiatives on both rural and urban farms across the country. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) received nearly $1 million of this funding to conduct a three-year research project focusing on …

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ARCS Foundation honors top doctoral candidates in STEM fields

An astronomy doctoral candidate whose software automated the search for small planets has been named the ARCS Foundation Honolulu 2016 Scholar of the Year. Benjamin “BJ” Fulton received the 2016 Columbia ARCS Award in Astronomy. He was one of 12 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate students awarded unrestricted grants from the foundation’s Honolulu chapter, which has been supporting outstanding University …

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High school interns get college engineering experience

Students from 17 Hawaiʻi high schools got a hands-on engineering experience at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering Summer High School Internship Program. The six-week summer high school internship program provides participants with the opportunity to assist in ongoing engineering research and projects. The students gain a higher level of academics and a chance to develop college and …

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