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Year 2004 news from the Hawai`i Space Grant Ohana*
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-- News Archive for 2004 --

- October 30, 2004 -
shirt logo Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery drew an enthusiastic crowd of students, parents, and teachers for a fun day of space science. The day honors the life and legacy of Charles Lacy Veach, who grew up in Honolulu with an interest in science, had a distinguished career in the Air Force, and went on to fly two Space Shuttle missions. For more information, please see the event website.

- October 13, 2004 -
Hawai`i Space Grant announces new undergraduate internships at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. For more information see Listing of Opportunities.

- September 11, 2004 -
The annual Fall Fellows and Trainees Symposium was held on the Manoa campus. Mentors, prospective mentors, and Space Grant directors from throughout the islands also participated in the morning activities. The symposium gave new and continuing Fellows and Trainees the opportunity to share research plans and progress, and gave the students a look at space-related subjects outside their own disciplines. (See listing of current Undergraduate Fellows and listing of student research opportunities out of state.)

- July 11, 2004 -
Future Flight Hawaii celebrated the exploration of Mars this summer, marking its 14th year of programs dedicated to using the theme of space to catalyze interest in science, technology, and the future. Students and adults participated in Day, Family, and RoboTech programs this summer on Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island. For more information: Future Flight Hawaii 2004.

- May 1, 2004 -
Hawai'i Space Grant Fellows were among the nearly 70 undergraduates participating in this year's 2004 Symposium: Presentation of Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects. Hawai'i Space Grant is a cosponsor of the Symposium along with the UH Manoa Honors Program, Marine Option Program, Global Environmental Science Program, CTAHR-Land Grant, Marine Biology Program, Biology Program, Department of English, and the Office of the Manoa Chancellor.

- April 27, 2004 -
Hawai`i Space Grant announces new undergraduate industrial internships with local companies. For more information see Spring 2004 Undergraduate Internships.

- March 15, 2004 -
Three former Undergraduate Space Grant Fellows attended and presented recent work at the 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas.

  • Mr. Chris Okubo, 1994-1995 Fellow, is now a PhD student at University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Ms. Georgiana Young Kramer, 1999-2000 Fellow, is now a PhD student at Notre Dame.
  • Ms. Donielle Chittenden, 2002-2003 Fellow, is now employed at Science & Technology International Industries Inc. in Honolulu.

- March 13, 2004 -
Botball Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, the UH College of Engineering, and the Hawai`i Convention Center hosted the first Hawai`i Botball Robot Regional Tournament on March 13, 2004, at the Convention Center's Exhibition Hall III. Twenty-three student teams from Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island participated in the Botball Educational Robotics Program and showcased their work at the daylong tournament. There were 13 Botball regional tournaments held throughout the country. This was the first time that any school from Hawaii participated. Co-chairpersons of the Hawaii Botball program are Art Kimura of Space Grant and Paul Fetherland of Hawaiian Electric Company. Read the Honolulu Star-Bulletin article. Overall tournament winners receiving trophies were: 1st place to McKinley High School, 2nd place to Hualalai Academy, 3rd place to Waiakea Intermediate School, 4th place to Kawananakoa Middle School, 5th place to Hawaii Homeschool Association, and 6th place to Waialua High School. Congratulations to all participants!

- February 2004 -
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Hawaii Space Grant announces our first industry affiliate and welcomes Mr. Paul Fetherland from the Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. into the Space Grant ohana. In making the announcement Space Grant Executive Director, Lorna Ramiscal, noted that the dedication and hard work of Mr. Fetherland helped make the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery a huge success and the Botball Regional competition a reality with grants and man-power. We are excited about the Space Grant - HECO partnership and how it is bringing thrilling (or should we say electrifying) space and technology projects to our children.

- January 24, 2004 -
Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium is pleased to be cosponsor of the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day held January 24, 2004. Onizuka Day drawing Other cosponsors of the event are: American Savings Bank, The Onizuka Memorial Committee, the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Space Center, the Onizuka family, the University of Hawai`i at Hilo with the support of the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Conference Center, the Hawai`i State Teachers Association, NASA Ames Research Center, Future Flight Hawai`i, and the Hawai`i Science Teachers Association.

- January 2004 -
Hawaii Space Grant has begun preparations for Symposium 2004: Presentation of Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects to be held Saturday, May 1. Cosponsors for this UH System-wide event are the Honors Program of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Space Grant, Land Grant, Sea Grant, Marine Option Program, Global Environmental Science program, and the Office of the Manoa Chancellor. Space Grant Fellows will be presenting their work at the symposium. Abstract deadline is April 9, 2004.

- January 2004 -
Undergraduate students are reminded that applications for summer internships are due late January/early February. See our Student Opportunities page.

* Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family, encompassing all the people, related or not, who come together to help achieve a better life.

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