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UH Mānoa ranks well nationally and internationally

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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

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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

From left are Andrew Turner, Glen Chew, BJ Fulton, Jamal Haidar, Emily First, Amy Hruska, Bill Wright, Bob Nakata, Melia Iwamoto and Amanda Lee.

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

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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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Undergraduate investigates how to grow plants in space

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Aleca Borsuk, a senior Mechanical Engineering student in the College of Engineering, worked with mentor, Kent Kobayashi, associate horticulturist in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the College of Tropcial Agriculture and Human Resources, on a project which used artificial lighting to simulate amaranth grown in space. She presented this work at the Spring 2016 Hawai’i Space Grant Consortium Fellowship & Traineeship …

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Student projects shine at UH Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase

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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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Malaria researcher wins Manoa’s first Three-Minute Thesis competition

Liang Shi and Samuel Tassi Yunga. (photo by: Shastagraphy)

On Saturday, April 16, 46 graduate students representing 30 different majors and programs from across the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus competed in the inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. This event, started in 2008 by The University of Queensland, is now held at nearly 200 universities around the world, 95 of which are in the U.S. Graduate students must explain their master’s …

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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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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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Engineering professor recognized with $500,000 national Early Career Award

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Jingjing Li, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa mechanical engineering assistant professor, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Award. One of NSF’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty, it is bestowed on teacher-scholars performing outstanding research and classroom education at the university level. Li was awarded $500,000 for her project, Surface Interactions in Dissimilar Material Joining. Processes …

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