Tester Memorial Symposium

47th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium

April 12-14, 2023

The 47th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium will be held April 12-14, 2023. The three-day event will include student presentations (12 minute oral presentations and 5 minute speed talks), workshops, a poster session, and a subsequent soirée.

This year’s theme, Broadening Horizons, recognizes the multitude of perspectives engaged in scientific research at the University of Hawaiʻi. This theme encourages participants to consider the different scales, methodologies, disciplines, and knowledge systems that contribute to productive research in Hawaiʻi and around the world.

We are very excited to announce Dr. Kawika Winter as our keynote speaker for the 47th annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium. Dr. Winter is a multidisciplinary ecologist who is part of our UH ‘ohana and currently directs the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve (https://heeianerr.org/). To learn more about his research, please visit: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/biocultural/kawika-winter/ 


Contributions to the Albert L. Tester Memorial Fund of the University of Hawaii Foundation will be used to provide prizes for the three papers (15-minute talks), judged on quality, originality, and importance of research reported, as well as the quality of the public presentation. Judges include faculty members and the previous year’s student award winners. Make your donations to Tester Memorial Fund by following this link.

Registered attendees: You are subjected to our Code of Conduct if you are participating in person or in zoom. Read our Code of Conduct before joining the symposium.

SCHEDULE

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Full Program

Schedule with all the details with virtual attendance link, Abstracts, Sponsors, all the information.

RSVP Banquet

TBA

Thank you to our donors

Thank you to our generous donors this year. We appreciate all your support in making this 47th Tester Memorial Symposium successful

It is also not too late to give a donation to support the event and the students who are presenting this year.  If you haven’t yet had the chance please use this UH Foundation website to donate whatever you can spare.

History of Tester Memorial Symposium

The Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium is held in honor of Professor Albert Tester who, at the time of his death in 1974, was Senior Professor of Zoology at the University of Hawaii. The faculty and students of the Department of Zoology proposed an annual symposium of student research papers as a means of honoring and continuing Dr. Tester’s lively encouragement of student research in a broad range of fields within biology. Today the Tester Memorial Symposium welcomes research from any scientific field.

Oral presentations and posters reporting original research on any aspect of science are solicited from students at the University to be presented at the Symposium each spring semester. Income from contributions to the Albert L. Tester Memorial Fund of the University of Hawaii Foundation is used to provide prizes for the three papers (15-minute talks), judged on quality, originality, and importance of research reported, as well as the quality of the public presentation. Judges include faculty members and the previous year’s student award winners. In addition, distinguished scholars are invited to participate in the Symposium and to present keynote addresses.

This year there will be a special focus on integrating indigenous science and modern research in Hawaiʻi and beyond, hence our theme “Our Collective Knowledge” to honor the ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb), “‘A‘ohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi” (All knowledge is not learned in one school). In keeping with that theme, we also strive to encourage undergraduate participation and to broaden our reach to a range of departments.

Past events here.