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Faculty lecture series at Hamilton Library

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Mar 19, 2010

Benny Ron, Aquaculture Program Coordinator at UH Mānoa, will speak on the Aquaculture Program’s 3-dimensional simulation of an aquaponics system on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in Hamilton Library room 301 at 3:30 p.m.

The Aquaculture program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa has created a 3-dimensional simulation of an aquaponics system for use by researchers and educators. The simulation can be explored online by anyone in the world using "Second Life" [SL]: a Virtual World where residents can explore, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. As of September 2008 there were just over 15 million registered Second Life users. At least 300 universities around the world now teach courses or conduct research in SL. The University of Hawai’i is not the first group to create an aquaponics system in Second Life, but to our knowledge they are the first to have created an interactive system where students and researchers can modify the layout of the system and see the effects on plants.

Presented by the UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Office of Research Relations and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Library.  The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

For more information, contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or email

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