Panel 4: Aerospace Education and Training

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

 HESTEMP (Hawai’i’s Engaged STEM Pathways)

  • For underrepresented and underserved students
  • STEM Pathways: from High School to Advanced Degree completion
  • Involves Oahu and Big Island schools (UH-Manoa (lead), UH-Hilo, Kapiolani Community College, Waiakea High School, Moanalua High School)
  • NASA Earth Sciences Missions: Aerosol, ocean color and small satellite technologies
  • Future work: Extensions to other Islands, initiation of new key projects
  • Supported by NASA , the prime collaborator – NASA Ames

Real-time Guidance and Control for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • CoE faculty and student teams: build, test and use UAS for applications
  • Collaborators: Univ. of Alaska at Fairbanks, InstantEye, certified pilots

Space Objects’ Orbit Determination using UKIRT (Mauna Kea) observations

  • Data collection and analysis for Space Situational Awareness
  • Collaborators: Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Univ. of Arizona