UH Manoa students to showcase their work, discoveries at research symposium on April 8 and 9

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Charles Kinoshita, (808) 956-6997
Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources
Frederika Bain, (808) 956-3092
Writer/editor, Office of Communication Services, CTAHR
Posted: Apr 6, 2016

The 28th Annual CTAHR/COE Student Research Symposium will take place this Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, on the UH Mānoa campus, showcasing student work in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and the College of Engineering (COE).

Students will present papers and posters on numerous aspects of natural resource management, agriculture and horticulture, biofuels and bioengineering, consumer sciences, entomology and virology, and many other exciting topics.

Highlights include presentations on the control of micro-robots using laser technology for eventual use in tissue culturing, indoor vertical farming, an assessment of plastic ingestion in sea turtles, the use of invasive algae to fertilize vegetable crops, and the development of opihi aquaculture.

What: 28th Annual CTAHR/COE Student Research Symposium

When: Poster presentations, Friday, April 8, 2016, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

            Oral presentations, Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Agricultural Science Building, 1955 East-West Road, UH Mānoa campus

            2nd, 3rd and 4th floors (see program for specifics)

This annual event brings together graduate and undergraduate students to share the research they are pursuing under the supervision of faculty in the two colleges. The students are able to present their findings, exchange information, and incorporate what they have learned from their peers into their own scholarly work. A panel of judges from the colleges scores each oral and poster presentation to determine award winners.

With 134 posters and oral presentations, the CTAHR/COE Symposium is one of the largest student-exclusive conferences in higher education in Hawai‘i. Stipends of $1,000 will be awarded to winners, who will also be eligible to receive additional funding to present their Symposium-related work at national conferences during the 2016 calendar year.

The scientific exploration and engineering design conducted by students in CTAHR and COE are truly multidisciplinary, and the Symposium reflects this diversity. Investigations presented range from fundamental studies to novel applications and encompass engineering, production agriculture, environmental technologies, health and food sciences, family and consumer sciences, and natural sciences.

All stages of the research and development process and student learning experiences are represented: discovery; advanced diagnostics and laboratory testing; design, validation and field testing; and adoption of new methods and technologies. Each project represents a unique path that contributes to the colleges’ missions by fostering viable communities, a diversified economy, and a healthy environment and by providing research opportunities to students and contributing to the growth of the technological workforce and technology-based industries in Hawai‘i.

For more information, including a video and downloadable program, access the link below. 

For more information, visit: http://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/symposium/Home.aspx