Over $106 million awarded to NatSci for Research since July 2011

“The Faculty of The College continues to be remarkably successful in making discoveries and earning research contracts and grants.” William Ditto, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.
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College Overview 2014 - Updated

The overview includes information on all of our departments, programs and faculty. Please click below to download our College of Natural Sciences Overview 2014.
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Veronica Bindi

NSF Career Grant Awarded to Physics professor Dr. Veronica Bindi

The NSF, Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences division, has awarded a career grant to Dr. Veronica Bindi of the College’s department of physics and astronomy, for the study of Solar Energetic Particle events. A SEP event is one in which the sun produces a stream of highly energetic particles with velocities approaching the speed of light. SEP events are severe space weather phenomena with the potential of causing physical harm to astronauts in space and earth satellites. The primary source of data for this project will be the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station. Click here for more information.
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The Craven Fund honors the man and supports Marine Option Program students

Dr. John P. Craven died in February and his family and friends have created the John P. Craven Marine Education Fund to support Marine Option Program (MOP) students at UH Mānoa who are choosing to pursue ocean-related studies. Dr. Craven. had developed ocean techniques and secret Cold War nuclear projects before he came to UH Mānoa in 1970. He was a significant and influential marine scientist, educator and mentor in Hawaii who guided and supported students and science for his entire life. Dr. Craven was a founder of MOP while Director of Marine Programs at UHM. Click here for details and information on how to give to the fund.
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UH Mānoa designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R)

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa electrical engineering Associate Professor Yingfei Dong, a network security specialist, and information and computer sciences Professor Dusko Pavlovic, a security science specialist, led the UH effort to apply for the National Center of Academic Excellence program. UH Mānoa joins a select list of institutions listed by the National IA (Information Assurance) Education and Training Programs as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. More on this story at UH News…
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The Maqsudul Alam Graduate Research Award Fund

Colleagues can choose to honor former UH Manoa Microbiology Chair Dr. Maqsudul Alam by making a gift to the Maqsudul Alam Graduate Research Award Fund. This fund will help graduate students in microbiology offset the costs associated with their research including travel, materials, equipment, and presentation speaking opportunities.
Read more here…


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This year's Incoming Undergraduate Students Reception was held Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 4:30pm-7pm on McCarthy Mall, between Bilger and Edmondson Halls. See photos from this year’s event here...
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Math Boot Camp

In August in preparation for:
Math 140: August 5-7
Math 241: August 5-7, 10-11

More info here...
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Science Olympiad recently came to Mānoa on Saturday February 21, 2015! The College of Natural Sciences was a sponsor for this new Regional Tournament for new High School Teams. Read more here...
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AT&T/University of Hawai‘i/Blue Startups Mobile App Hackathon Feb 13/14

The 2015 Mobile App Hackathon is a 24 hour competition designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. More info here…


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UH Physicists find Fractal Patterns in Pulsating Stars

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa physicists are part of a team that reports the first evidence of fractal features in the details of stellar pulsations. The findings were published in Physical Review Letters, the flagship journal of the American Physical Society. Read news release here, and articles in Scientific American, New Scientist and Quanta Magazine.
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HI-SEAS mission 2 begins on Mauna Loa

Kim Binsted, UH Mānoa associate professor from the Department of Information and Computer Sciences is the principal investigator on the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project. See a video and read more here...
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Dr. Thomas Ranker, President Elect of the Botanical Society of America

Dr. Tom A. Ranker recently elected as, President-Elect of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), gives incoming President address at the annual meeting of the BSA in Boise, ID. Title of presentation was "Evolution and Extinction on a Volcanic Hotspot: Science, Conservation, and Restoration in the Endangered Species Capital of the World".
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First book on picoscience published by UH professor

Klaus Sattler, professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy, has published a new book entitled Fundamentals of Picoscience, the first-ever book to address the instrumentation and experiments emerging at the picometer scale. Article link
The Learning Emporium
reopens August 24