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Year 2017 news from the Hawaii Space Grant Ohana*|
-- News Archive for 2017 --
- December 14, 2017 -
||Former HSGC Fellow, David Trang, who is now a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, is one of 13 international scientists newly selected by NASA as participating scientists for the agency's first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer). Launched on September 8, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. This sample of a primitive asteroid will help scientists understand the formation of our Solar System more than 4.5 billion years ago. For more see the NASA Press Release. Congratulations!
- November 18, 2017 -
Fall Fellowship & Traineeship Symposium
Undergraduate students from UH System campuses presented talks and posters about their Space Grant Fellowships and Traineeships on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Kapi'olani Community College. Registration opened at 8:00 a.m. and the symposium ran from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.
- Winter, 2017 -
||Hawaii Space Grant Consortium 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.
- October 30, 2017 -
- August 2017 -
- July 31, 2017 -
||HSGC's Linda Martel (Communications/Webmaster) and Jeff Taylor (Associate Director for Space Science) hosted a program on ThinkTech Hawaii with special guest Dr. Nathalia Alzate (Post-Doctoral Solar Scientist, Aberystwyth University, Wales and visiting the UH Institute for Astronomy, seated center) about The Science and Beauty of a Total Solar Eclipse. The half-hour show highlighted Dr. Alzate's research of the solar corona, especially during total solar eclipses.
- June 14, 2017 -
- June 10, 2017 -
Undergraduate students from UH Maui College and Leeward Community College participated in the 2017 CanSat Competition in Stephenville, Texas, finishing 27th and 19th, respectively, in the field of 40 teams from the US, Canada, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Poland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Read more: CanSat Competition.|
- April 29, 2017 -
HSGC cooperated with and advised the Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council for their first Onizuka Day of Exploration in Honolulu. Over 7000 attendees enjoyed the full day of engaging STEM experiences with over 70 booths with hands-on science activities, 24 science workshops, and so much more. See the 2017 Onizuka Day Highlights video. Read Art Kimura's article about the event "Prepared for Life" in MidWeek.
- April 22, 2017 -
Spring Fellowship & Traineeship Symposium
Undergraduate students from UH System campuses and the University of Guam presented talks and posters about their Space Grant Fellowships and Traineeships on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Registration opened at 8:00 a.m. and the symposium ran from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 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.
- February 23, 2017 -
- January 28, 2017 -
Hawaii Space Grant Consortium is 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, along with the support of KTA Super Stores. This year's event, the 17th annual, pays tribute to Hawaii's first astronaut and to the crew of the last flight of the Space Shuttle, Challenger on January 28, 1986. The day features 20 workshops, displays by organizations and companies, and a special keynote address by a NASA Astronaut. The day's closing assembly features special guest Bumblebee and the TMT VEX IQ Robotics Finals and a Diffraction of Light extravaganza.
- January 3, 2017 -
Students are reminded that information about undergraduate fellowships and 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.