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Year 2016 news from the Hawaii Space Grant Ohana*|
-- News Archive for 2016 --
- November 19, 2016 -
Fall Fellowship & Traineeship Symposium
Undergraduate students from UH campuses presented talks and posters on their Space Grant Fellowships and Traineeships on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at host campus, Leeward Community College. Also attending the symposium were research project mentors, Space Grant directors, and the public. The meeting 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. Here is the symposium's schedule.
- October 30, 2016 -
- October 29, 2016-
Hawaii Space Grant was again a proud cosponsor of the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery held to honor this astronaut and explorer who considered Honolulu his home. Initiated in 2002 by Art and Rene Kimura, directors of Future Flight Hawaii, this day-long event for students in grades 4-12 showcased wonderful, hands-on activities in 17 workshops and 18 exhibits. Keynote speaker Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyaging Society, energized the crowd. The day ended with a VEX IQ Robotics qualifying tournament. This event was cosponsored and supported by Hawaiian Electric Company, Punahou School, the family of Lacy Veach (Diana and Abe Barcena), and Hawaii Space Grant Consortium. Over two hundred volunteers made the day happen, and enrollment for the 600 available seats filled quickly.
- October 24, 2016 -
- August 30, 2016 -
||UH Mānoa student, 2011 HSGC Undergraduate Trainee and 2012 Fellow, Elyse Iseke, is credited for her Fellowship work in this science article in Planetary Science Research Discoveries written by UH Post-doctoral Researcher David Trang, What Made the Doughnuts Inside Lunar Concentric Craters? Elyse's HSGC Fellowship mentor was Dr. Jeffrey Gillis-Davis of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology.
- August 2016 -
- Summer, 2016 -
||Hawaii Space Grant Consortium released the newsletter. Nā Huakai translates to The Voyages and reflects our united voyages in education, research, and service. Read it here. Copies are also available in the Space Grant offices and at the University of Hawaii Library's ScholarSpace.
- May 5, 2016 -
Dr. Ed Scott, Emeritus Faculty
The University of Hawaii President, Board of Regents, and UH Mānoa Chancellor have named Dr. Edward Scott an Emeritus Professor in HIGP. Dr. Scott (Hawaii Space Grant Associate Director for Fellowships) began his research and teaching career at HIGP in 1990, moving here from the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. Among his accomplishments are the publication of over 150 reviewed research papers, service as President of the international Meteoritical Society, and receiving the 2008 Leonard Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions in meteoritics and cosmochemistry. Congratulations Emeritus Professor Scott, and continued success in your research endeavors!
- May 3, 2016 -
Dr. Luke Flynn Receives 2016 UH Mānoa Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service
Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, HIGP, and SOEST are pleased to share the news that the University of Hawaii at Mānoa Chancellor, Robert Bley-Vroman, has announced Luke Flynn (HIGP Faculty Specialist, Director of the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory, and Director of Hawaii Space Grant Consortium) as the 2016 recipient of the UH Mānoa Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service by a Faculty Specialist. The award recognizes Flynn's "outstanding service, heart-felt dedication, and noble contributions" at HIGP. Dr. Flynn received the award at the ceremony on May 2, 2016. In addition, as the award recipient, Flynn's celebrated achievements will be considered for the Governor's Award for Distinguished State Service. Congratulations!
|| (Photo left to right) from UH Mānoa Space Grant: Linda Martel, Jeff Taylor, Peter Mouginis-Mark, Luke Flynn, Eric Pilger, and Will Smith (Honolulu CC), Marcia Rei S. Nii (UH Mānoa), and Helen Rapozo (Honolulu CC). Not pictured, but attending: Margo Edwards (Director of HIGP), Brian Taylor (Director of SOEST), Hervé Collin (Kapiolani CC), Lance Yoneshige (HSFL), and Tina Li (HSFL Trainee).
- April 23, 2016 -
Spring Fellowship & Traineeship Symposium
Undergraduate students from UH System campuses presented talks and posters about their Space Grant Fellowships and Traineeships on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Registration opened at 8:00 a.m. and the symposium ran from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) building, room 723 on the UH Mānoa campus. Also attending the symposium were research project mentors, Space Grant directors, and the public. The meeting 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. Here is the symposium schedule.
- April 11, 2016 -
UH Hilo student and 2015-2016 Space Grant Undergraduate Fellow, Derek Hand, is featured in the UH Hilo news regarding his fellowship project "Molecular Gas in Merging Galaxies" with mentor Dr. Andreea Petric of the Gemini Observatory. Read the UH Hilo News Article by Lara Hughes.
- March 14, 2016 -
UH Hilo student and 2015 Space Grant Undergraduate Fellow, Jasmin Silva, is featured in the UH Hilo news regarding her fellowship project "Understanding Galactic Evolution through Absorption," with mentor Dr. Kathy Cooksey of the Department of Astronomy and Physics. Read the UH Hilo News Article by Lara Hughes.
- March 11, 2016 -
Tim Williams Recognized as RCUH Outstanding Employee of the Year
- January 30, 2016 -
Hawaii Space Grant Consortium was proud to again co-sponsor the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day in Hilo honoring Hawaii's native son. Additional co-sponsors are the American Savings Bank, The Onizuka Memorial Committee, the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Space Center, the Onizuka family, the University of Hawaii-Hilo (UHH), and UHH Conference Center, with the support of KTA Super Stores and the Zonta Club of Hilo. This year's event, the 16th annual, paid tribute to the crew of the last flight of the Space Shuttle, Challenger on January 28, 1986. The day featured 19 workshops, displays by organizations and companies, and a special keynote address by NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who has a total of 381 days, 15 hours and 11 minutes in orbit and has logged 48 hours and 37 minutes of EVA time on nine spacewalks. Astronaut Fincke's keynote speech had a standing-room-only capacity crowd of 600. The day's closing assembly featured the VEX IQ Robotics Finals and 3D chromadepth extravaganza. Please see related news from the Hawaii Tribune Herald, Looking back as the Future Looms.
- January 4, 2016 -
Students are reminded that applications for undergraduate fellowships, traineeships, and Project Imua/RockSat traineeships are available on our Fellowships and Traineeships page.
* Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family, encompassing all the people, related or not, who come together to help achieve a better life.