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‘Ike Wai: Securing Hawai’i’s Water Future, supported by NSF EPSCoR

Hawai‘i depends exclusively on local water. The ‘Ike Wai project will provide data and models that address the grand challenge of water sustainability. A diverse workforce of data scientists and water researchers will work in concert with the community, government and business to inform decision makers with high-quality data and predictive capacity.  The project incorporates indigenous and local communities, and its robust, inclusive and diverse human capital pipeline of undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will address water challenges at the academic and policy level.

 

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  • EPSCoR grant provides seeds for Data Science program at UH Hilo

    EPSCoR grant provides seeds for Data Science program at UH Hilo

    UH Hilo Home > News and Events > UH Hilo Press Releases Date: Friday, May 20, 2016 Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is among the beneficiaries of a $20 million Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant recently awarded to …Read More »
  • Civil Geeks: UH gets 20 Million to study fresh water aquifers

    Civil Geeks: UH gets 20 Million to study fresh water aquifers

    Burt Lum shared his thoughts recently on the ‘Ike Wai Project in his column in Civil Beat.   You won’t find any argument among scientists, policy makers and the general public that fresh water is an extremely important natural resource.   I would argue that clean water is more important than oil, …Read More »
  • UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawai‘i’s water future

    UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawai‘i’s water future

    Increasing population, changing land use practices, and issues relating to climate change are contributing to growing concerns over water quality and quantity in Hawai‘i.  To help the state address this critical issue, the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program has awarded $20M to the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) to do a …Read More »
  • University of Hawaiʻi Data Visualization Expert to Build Top System

    University of Hawaiʻi Data Visualization Expert to Build Top System

    The following Star Advertiser article was written by the Nanea Kalani and reprinted with permission. The original article can be found here (http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/at-uh-one-of-the-worlds-top-computer-scientists-takes-a-cue-from-star-trek/)[Photo by Dennis Oda: UH has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to build a next-generation data visualization system. Jason Leigh, left, Chris Lee and Noel …Read More »
  • UH Information Technology Center awarded LEED Gold

    UH Information Technology Center awarded LEED Gold

    The Information Technology Center (ITC) on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council. The 74,000 square-foot, six-story, state-of-the-art facility hosts all of the UH enterprise information and communication technology systems serving …Read More »

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This project is supported by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program Award OIA #1557349. The mission of the Experimental Program to Support Competitive Research (EPSCoR)  is  to advance excellence in science and engineering research and education in order to achieve sustainable increases in research, education, and training capacity and competitiveness that will enable EPSCoR jurisdictions to have increased engagement in areas supported by the NSF.