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WRRC/‘Ike Wai Seminar: Watercress Farming and Climate Change Challenges in Hawai‘i

This presentation will discuss the relationship between water and watercress farming at Sumida Farms, the largest watercress farm in Hawai‘i, in the context of climate change. Specifically, key challenges facing Sumida Farms in ensuring their sustainability in the face of climate change will be discussed. During my presentation, I encourage everyone to engage in conversational […]

Forest conservation could save $1.4M to Maui water

UHERO graduate student Sarah Medoff hikes in the Waikamoi preserve. https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2019/10/14/forest-conservation-maui-water/

Jared McLean awarded SGCI Young Professional of the Year 2019

The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) recently awarded University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Mānoa graduate student Jared McLean the SGCI Young Professional of the Year award at the recent Gateways 2019 conference in San Diego.  McLean who is pursing a Masterʻs in Computer Science, was nominated for his work on the ‘Ike Wai Hawaiʻi Groundwater […]

Mauna Kea Hydrology Presented By Dr. Don Thomas

https://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2019/09/30/video-mauna-kea-hydrology-presented-by-dr-don-thomas/

Seminar: Supporting Climate Change Decision Making: Data Transformation and Knowledge Exchange with Resource Managers in the Pacific Islands

Speaker: Dr. Abby Frazier Land managers are facing co-occurring threats to their landscapes such as climate change, invasive species, wildfire, and drought. As novel ecosystems and climates emerge—particularly hotter and drier climates— it is critical that scientists produce locally relevant, timely, and actionable science products. Trends in rainfall and characteristics of drought have been analyzed […]

Earth Sciences student named UCAR Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/soestwp/announce/news/earth-sciences-graduate-student-named-2019-ucar-diversity-and-inclusion-fellow/?utm_source=University+of+Hawai%E2%80%98i+Foundation&utm_campaign=f1ed5fea08-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_18_07_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4358bbe6fc-f1ed5fea08-125364681

Machines vs the human eye: UH Hilo students learn and apply data science skills to reef study

‘Ike Wai team members John Burns, Travis Mandel and Grady Weyenburg who recently taught a five-week summer research experience were featured in UH Hilo Stories. Read the full story by Leah Sherwood at the following link: https://hilo.hawaii.edu/…/20…/09/20/data-science-reef-study/

Seminar: Hydrological modeling challenges in Hawaii and the Pacific

Hydrological modeling in Hawaii and similar areas is challenging due to complicated hydrogeological features, steep topography, and variable climate conditions. This presentation will discuss modeling efforts of the hydrology group over the past decades. Specifically covered include effects of climate change on Heeia watershed, American Samoa groundwater sustainability, surface water harvesting, and modeling of local […]

Seminar: Stochastic Modeling of the Earth Subsurface: Dealing with Unobserved Natural Systems

Many hydrological processes taking place at the Earth’s surface are directly observable, either through in-situ measurements or by using remote sensing techniques. In contrast, understanding properties of the subsurface poses formidable observational challenges. Firstly, measurements of the Earth’s interior are either difficult and expensive to acquire (e.g., boreholes) or indirect (e.g., measurement of subsurface flow […]

Record-breaking survey investigates Alaskan ocean trench

By Alice Kim A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa postdoctoral fellow took part in a world record for the deepest controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey of the seafloor. At 5,150 meters (approximately 3.2 miles) below sea level, the record-breaking survey happened above an oceanic trench in the Aleutian-Alaska Subduction Zone (AASZ) on June 6, 2019, during […]

Workshop: Portable, Reproducible High Performance Computing In the Cloud

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9 am-4:30 pm Location: Keller 103, UH Mānoa Presentation Team: Joe Stubbs – TACC, Julia Looney – TACC, Sean Cleveland – UH Registration Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019 Co-sponsored by University of Hawai‘i (UH) System Information Technology Services –Cyberinfrastructure, Hawai’i Data Science Institute, Hawai’i EPSCoR and the Texas Advanced […]

‘Ike Wai grad student performs at Merrie Monarch for second year in a row

Photos by Keola Arakaki​​​​​​​ Bruised knees, blistered, bloody feet and physical exhaustion are not what most picture at the mention of hula, a Polynesian dance form known throughout Hawai‘i. Hula is also not what most imagine when thinking of the University of Hawai‘i research project ‘Ike Wai but the unlikely pairing came together at the Merrie […]

Seminar: Flow in Funky, Fractured, Faulted Formations: What Do We Need for Prediction in the Deep Subsurface?

Please join WRRC/‘Ike Wai for a special seminar by Dr. Micheal Cardiff on May 28 from 11 am to 12 pm at HIG 210.   Topic: Flow in Funky, Fractured, Faulted Formations: What Do We Need for Prediction in the Deep Subsurface?   The deep subsurface is increasingly being called upon to meet humanity’s growing water, energy, […]

And the unofficial ‘Most Valuable Team Member’ award goes to…

Administrative professionals nationwide were honored this past week in celebration of Administrative Professionals Day held on April 24. ‘Ike Wai team member, Michelle Choe serves as program support associate for the project. Choe, a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa alumni is described as the heartbeat of the project and provides much of the “behind-the-scenes” support […]

Sumida Farm, UH researchers collaborate on water sustainability

By Alice Kim Barbara and David Sumida In ʻAiea, scientists wade through cool, ankle-deep water around the watercress patches at Sumida farm. They are researching whether rising temperatures and changing water chemistry may be hurting the farm’s crops. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers funded by two National Science Foundation (NSF) programs are working with a third-generation farming family […]

Hands-on Hydrogeophysical Field Experience on O‘ahu: Cutting-edge Science and Scenic Beauty

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Earth Sciences, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and Water Resources Research Center offers GG 699: Summer Fieldschool in Hydrogeophysics in Volcanic Environments. This hydrogeophysical summer school program aims to identify and quantify groundwater flow and its distribution in the old stream valley at Makapu‘u on the […]

‘Ike Wai Data Science Scholars present their research

Seven ‘Ike Wai Scholars had the opportunity to showcase their research at University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Hilo during a poster session held on April 26. The students worked closely with UH Hilo Data Science faculty and who served as their mentors. The following are the poster titles, scholars’  names, and their mentors: A Tool […]

‘Ike Wai Scholar Alexa Runyan wins PACON Award

At the recent Marine Option Program (MOP) Student Symposium on April 6, held on Maui, University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Hilo Data Analysis Intern and ‘Ike Wai Scholar, Alexa Runyan was one of two students who brought home major awards. Winning the Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON) International, Hawai‘i Chapter, MOP Symposium […]

Seminar: Evaluating the Effects of Future Climate and Land-Cover Conditions on Groundwater Resources for the Island of Maui, Hawai‘i

Speakers: Drs. Victoria Keener, Laura Brewington, and Alan Mair   Part I. Participatory Scenario Planning for Climate Change Adaptation: Projected Future Climate and Stakeholder-Defined Land-Cover Scenarios for the Island of Maui, Hawai‘i — by Victoria Keener and Laura Brewington (East-West Center & NOAA Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments)   For the last century, the […]

‘Ike Wai’s Brytne Okuhata selected for the Harold T. Stearns Fellowship Award

Brytne Okuhata, a graduate research assistant working on the ‘Ike Wai project, was recently selected for a $1,800 award through the Harold T. Stearns Fellowship to support her research developing two groundwater models for West Hawai‘i Island and collecting groundwater samples for age dating to use in these models to better understand groundwater transportation. Okuhata’s […]

Q & A with ‘Ike Wai’s Dr. Eric Attias on marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) imaging

By Maria Dumanlang Estimated reading time: 7 mins ‘Ike Wai researcher Dr. Eric Attias recently conducted an offshore survey along the Kona coastline of Hawai‘i Island to better understand the Hualālai aquifer system. He speaks now about the role his work plays in the ‘Ike Wai project and how the novel application of this state-of-the-art […]

Seminar: Characterizing the Stream and Its Association with the Ecosystem in Hawai‘i

Speaker: Dr. Yin-Phan Tsang This presentation will consist of two parts, based on recent studies focusing on Hawaiian streams and ecosystem. Part I. Characterizing Natural Barriers to Non-native Stream Fauna in Hawai‘i— Waterfalls are natural barriers that influence the distribution and dispersion of aquatic species. In Hawai‘i, it is assumed that non-native species are unable […]

Ocean sensors help UH researchers understand Hawaiʻi Island aquifers

From left, Eric Attias and Jake Perez deploy the system Parrotfish, Pike, Pompano and Perch were instrumental in helping University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoaresearchers gain a better understanding of Hualālai aquifer on Hawaiʻi Island. The four marine electric-field receivers, dubbed with common fish names, are part of state-of-the-art technology used by researchers from ʻIke Wai, a large-scale, multidisciplinary project funded by […]

UH renews focus on sustainability and resilience initiative

At the March 28 University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents meeting, President David Lassner unveiled the renewal of the UH System’s sustainability and resilience initiative with a video highlighting UH’s dedication to the issue. The five-minute video, produced by the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, was the result of more than five months of interviews and filming with key UH faculty […]

UH student-developed sensor could revolutionize well-water monitoring

Students in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering have developed a small, four-sensor, solar-powered device that could transform well-water monitoring throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Tamra Oyama, a graduate scholar and graduate engineering student in the ʻIke Wai project is leading the effort to develop the Downwell Remote Operating Platform (DROP). “The DROP module has potential to be a useful tool for well […]

Seminar: Challenges in Evaluating Microbial Beach Water Quality in Hawai‘i

Speaker: Dr. Marek Kirs In an effort to improve current water quality monitoring programs, the Water Resources Research Center has been engaged in multiple research projects pertaining to microbial water quality indicators, specifically in a tropical environment. This presentation will summarize the results of selected projects from 2013 to 2019. The projects addresses two major […]

Seminar | Hydrogeophysics: Understanding Groundwater Non-Invasively

Speaker: Niels Grobbe, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Topic: Hydrogeophysics: Understanding Groundwater Non-Invasively The rock formations of the Earth’s near-surface are a porous medium, in which fluids can reside and flow. It is the domain of valuable resources such as groundwater, on which most […]

Three artists and a scientist from UH Hilo create modern 3D work of art, now on exhibit at Honolulu art show

‘Ike Waiʻs John Burns collaborates with 3 artists from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo to create 3D art now on display at The ARTS at Marks Garage (Honolulu Chinatown) until March 30th. Read the UH Hilo story at the following link: Three artists and a scientist from UH Hilo create modern 3D work of art, now on exhibit at […]

UH Mānoa researchers advance nuclear nonproliferation and education

‘Ike Waiʻs Dr. Henrietta Dulai is serving as co-investigator for the recent $3.2 million award for research to advance nuclear nonproliferation and education from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) for the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology – SOEST) and the College of Natural Sciences. Read […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 L. Stephen Lau Water Research Endowed Scholarship

Click the following link or image above to download the PDF application: 2019 Lau Scholarship Info & Formfillable L. STEPHEN LAU WATER RESEARCH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP The scholarship was established with funds endowed to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa by Dr. L. Stephen Lau and Mrs. Virginia May Lau of Honolulu. Dr. Lau is Emeritus […]

Seminar: Phylogenetic diversity of groundwater microbes in Hawai‘i reveals aquifer characteristics

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Seminar: A Rising Tide: Complex Water Challenges in the Mid-Atlantic Propel Scholarship, Research, and Engagement

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Seminar: Estimation of Evapotranspiration and Gross Primary Productivity via Variational Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Land Surface Temperature and Leaf Area Index (Jan. 22)

Text of the above for those with reader software: Estimation of Evapotranspiration and Gross Primary Productivity via Variational Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Land Surface Temperature and Leaf Area Index Dr. Sayed Bateni To estimate evapotranspiration and gross primary productivity, land surface temperature (LST) and leaf area index (LAI) measurements are assimilated into a coupled surface […]

Protecting Hawai‘i’s water future: Training the next generation of scientists

by S. Anne Wallace Encouraging critical thinking about water sustainability, Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) offers students a unique learning experience in fieldwork, lab work, and experimental design. Science 295 (SCI 295) is a student-centered variable topic course. During the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters, one section, cross-listed as Geology & Geophysics 399 at the […]

UH-Hilo Program Takes On the Science of Data

The University of Hawaii at Hilo is offering for the first time this fall a certificate program in data science. Take Me To The Hawaii Tribune Herald Article To Read More…

Seminar: Riverine Research Across Scales: From Global Scale Sediment Modeling to Event Scale Flood Analysis (Nov. 13)

Text of the summary for those using text readers: Two research themes from the Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab will be highlighted: global-scale riverine modeling and flood mapping and analysis. Global river modeling focuses on studying water, sediment and nutrient fluxes, and their response to anthropogenic and environmental drivers. A short description of the WBMsed global-scale […]

Seminar: Restoring to the Future: Reviving Ahupua‘a in the 21st Century (Oct. 23)

October 23rd WRRC-IKE WAI seminar.

Congratulations to Sean Cleveland, SGCI’s “Young Professional of the Year”

Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) has given `IkeWai’s own Sean Cleveland the 2018 Young Professional of the Year award! The text of the award: “Acknowledging Sean Cleveland as a SGCI Young Professional Network member, for notable achievement in the development and use of science gateways. The SGCI Young Professional Network brings together undergraduate students, graduate […]

Seminar: ‘Eli Wai: Excavating Water from the Hawaiian Language Newspapers (Oct. 9)

The same text as above for those who use readers: Seminar Sponsored by: Water Resources Research Center and ‘Ike Wai University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Noon | HIG 210 Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics, 2525 Correa RD ‘Eli Wai: Excavating Water from the Hawaiian Language Newspapers U‘ilani Au and Kilika Bennett […]

C-MĀIKI #mahimicrobe2018 graduate competition RFP! (Oct 3)

Text version of the above images: C-MĀIKI #mahimicrobe2018 graduate competition RFP! Mahi = 1. nvt. To cultivate, farm; 2. vs. Strong, energetic, as a worker. Microbe = n. a microscopic multicellular or single celled organism (including bacteria, archaea, protozoa, some fungi and algae) that play crucial roles (either positively or negatively) in ecosystems The C-MĀIKI […]

Marine Survey Completed

Our marine survey team is back from doing surveys in Kailua-Kona and the Kiholo Bay area.   From their “wrap up” post on their blog: “… This completes our successful survey! where we collected multiple datasets from ~250 km of towlines (total of 15 survey lines) encompassed within the boundaries of the Hualalai aquifer. This data […]

CUAHSI September Newsletter

Dear Colleagues, Fall is right around the corner, and CUAHSI is dropping by to bring you September’s news! CUAHSI is hosting a Let’s Talk about Water Event in Boston! Join us on October 4th, 2018 from 5-7 PM ET at the East Boston Library. More event details can be found below. The National Center for Atmospheric […]

Seminar: Groundwater Recharge-Discharge Imbalance, Inter Aquifer Flow, and Yet to be Explained Connections in Kona Aquifers (Sept. 11)

Transforming Contemporary Science with Traditional Hawaiian Knowledge

Transforming Contemporary Science with Traditional Hawaiian Knowledge by Surely A. Wallace The 25th annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference, held on July 25, 2018 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, featured A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho ‘okahi: Advancing modern science with Hawaiian knowledge. This conference session was proposed and convened by ‘Ike Wai students and […]

‘Ike Wai is hiring a communications specialist (Apply by August 3rd)

Job Summary: Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), located at the University of Hawai‘i Information Technology Services (UH ITS), located on the island of Oahu.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MINIMUM […]

Agave with Containers for Compute and Analysis workshop (August 7 & 8, register by 8/3)

The ITS Cyberinfrastructure team is proud to announce the Agave with Containers for Compute and Analysis workshop that will take place on August 7th and 8th. This FREE workshop is sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Information Technology Service Cyberinfrastructure group, Texas Advanced Computing Center and Hawai’i EPSCoR. This workshop focuses specifically on introducing the […]

25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference (July 24-26)

The 25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference (HCC) will be held July 24-26.  One of the sessions features several speakers from the ‘Ike Wai project and was proposed by ‘Ike Wai students and post-docs. The session is called “‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho‘okahi: Advancing modern science with Hawaiian knowledge.”  The talks nicely interweave traditional […]

Nearly $2 Million Awarded To NELHA Solar Desalination Project

Summary:  The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has awarded almost $2 million to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).  The award is to be used to explore solar-thermal desalination on a commercial scale. Read the original article here

Lecture: ” New Insights into the Groundwater Hydrology of Maunakea and Hawaiʻi Island” (June 21)

 New Insights into the Groundwater Hydrology of Maunakea and Hawaiʻi Island A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by  Dr. Donald Thomas, Director of The Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, UH Hilo  The Maunakea Speaker Series continues its monthly lecture on Thursday, June 21 at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center’s Moanahoku Hall. This exciting free lecture is open to […]

Seminar: “Inverse Analysis of Fluid Flow in Fractured Rocks and Sustainable Design for Geothermal Energy” (June 8)

HIGP / WRRC Seminar Series Friday June 8, 2018; Time: 3 pm; Planetary Data Center, POST 544 Prof. Anna Suzuki Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan Inverse Analysis of Fluid Flow in Fractured Rocks and Sustainable Design for Geothermal Energy The goal of our research group is to evaluate rock structures and its flow […]

`Ike Wai is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in geophysics/hydrogeophysics ! (Apply by May 31)

We are currently looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in geophysics/hydrogeophysics for the ‘Ike Wai project at the University of Hawai‘i. This is a Regular, Full-Time, Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, through the […]

Student Scholarship Application for The Hawaii Conservation Conference NOW OPEN (Deadline: May 28th)

Student Scholarship Application for The Hawaii Conservation Conference NOW OPEN Deadline to apply: Monday May 28th, 2018 11:59 PM HST In partnership with Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Pathways Initiative, the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance and Foundation (the Alliance and Foundation) is proud to announce the 2018 Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference (HCC) Student Scholarship Program. Celebrating its 6th year, […]

Seminar: “Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater: Lessons for Hawaii and Red Hill from a Terrestrial Oil Spill Study” (June 5th)

Seminar Sponsored by: Water Resources Research Center and ‘Ike Wai University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Noon | HIG 210 Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics, 2525 Correa RD Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater: Lessons for Hawaii and Red Hill from a Terrestrial Oil Spill Study Dr. Barbara Bekins The oldest continuous […]

‘Ike Wai Water Science Scholars’ Poster Symposium (May 4)

‘Ike Wai Water Science Scholars’ Poster Symposium   Friday, May 4 2:30 – 4:00pm   UH Manoa ITC 105A/B Come see the work of our Water Science Scholars on projects with faculty members throughout ‘Ike Wai. This event is funded by the ‘Ike Wai EPSCoR project, a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Webinar series: Emerging Voices of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources (April 26 & May 23)

Universities Council on Water Resources Presents: Emerging Voices of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources WEBINAR (TWO PART) SERIES April 26 & May 23 – 11am CT Webinar #1: Tribal Waters and Climate Change April 26, 2018 9 AM PDT(MST)/10 AM MDT/11 AM CDT/12 PM EDT Register for Webinar #1 Webinar #2: Tribes and Water Quality […]

Watershed Partnerships: Sustaining Healthy Forested Watersheds for Hawai‘i’s Communities (April 24)

Hawaii’s native forests are essential to our way of life, providing us with fresh water, serving as a home for unique plants and animals, and shaping a rich and thriving Hawaiian culture.  But due to invasive plants, animals, and disease, Hawaii’s forests are under threat. Today over half of Hawaii’s original forest has been lost. […]

UH Hilo students learn data visualization techniques to promote environmental issues

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s departments of computer science, marine science, and art, have joined together to create a program where students work on a shared environmental project using data visualization techniques.  The program is intended to increase public awareness of Hawaiian ecosystems issues. An excerpt from the article: “The focus of the current […]

Agave with Python for Compute and Analysis Workshop – April 19 (register by April 16)

Agave with Python for Compute and Analysis Workshop Date: April 19, 2018 9am-4:30pm Location: Information Technology Center Room 105A/B, UH Manoa This FREE workshop is sponsored by the University of Hawai’i Information Technology Service Cyberinfrastructure group, Texas Advanced Computing Center and Hawai’i EPSCoR. This workshop focuses specifically on introducing the Agave platform (http://agaveapi.co), Cyverse (http://cyverse.org) […]

UH News: Hawaiian-language newspapers illuminate 1871 hurricane

An article in the UH news discusses how the translation of Hawaiian language newspapers led to new information on a major hurricane that impacted the islands in 1871. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “A major hurricane struck the islands of Hawai‘i and Maui on August 9, 1871, and wrought widespread destruction from Hilo to Lahaina. A […]

‘Ike Wai Research Experience in Data Science 2018 – Apply by April 12

Interested in a paid summer research experience in data science at UH Hilo? Students Will Receive: – A focused introduction to data science techniques – A 5 week research experience guided by UH Hilo Professors – A $2,000 stipend upon completion of the research experience Requirements: – Current UH Hilo or UH Hilo bound student […]

`Ike Wai Grad Student featured in UH News

`Ike Wai Graduate Student, Brytne Okuhata, has been featured in the latest University of Hawai’i News.  In addition, the article, “Tapping into the next generation of groundwater scientists,” was written by ‘Ike Wai undergraduate scholar, Kayla Valera.  Click on the UH news link below to read the article. Tapping into the next generation of groundwater […]

`Ike Wai featured in latest WRRC newsletter

The `Ike Wai project is featured prominently in the latest Water Resources Research Center Newsletter.  In addition to the overview of the project, the newsletter includes highlights of many `Ike Wai researchers.  To read the newsletter, click here.

Python Data Analysis Workshop – April 17 & 18

INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS USING PYTHON (PANDAS AND MATPLOTLIB) We are pleased to announce that the registration for Python Data Analysis Workshop is now open. This workshop focuses specifically on how to conduct data analysis using Python — as opposed to software development — and introduces some of the libraries that have made Python a […]

2018 EPSCoR State Conference – April 12, register by April 5

Hawai‘i EPSCoR State Conference: ‘Ike Wai: Connecting Science and Community April 12, 2018 Asia Room – Jefferson Hall – East West Center – UH Mānoa Campus Oral Session: 9:00am–4:30pm Poster Session: 4:30–6:30pm Draft Agenda 9:00 Registration & Refreshments 9:30 Welcome 9:45 Keynote Presentation: Why Wai, Water and the Future of Hawaiʻi [Dr. Kamana Beamer] 10:15 […]

Hawaiʻi Data Science Student Fellowships – Apply by April 8!

2018 Hawaiʻi Data Science Student Fellowships The Hawaii Data Science Institute (HI-DSI) is pleased to announce several fellowship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. HI-DSI Fellows are data scientists in training, funded for one year as a Graduate Assistants (GAs) or Undergraduate Fellows to participate in developing data […]

Seminar: Stormwater Management Using Green Roofs – March 20

Stormwater Management Using Green Roofs: Predicting Runoff Volume Reduction, Peak Flow Reduction and Peak Delay Dr. Roger Babcock Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ Noon Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics, Room 210 2525 Correa Rd. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. For details, please see the flyer.

How much water is used in Urban Honolulu? Learn more at the Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan Community Meeting – March 22 & 27

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply and the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting are hosting their second round of community meetings for the Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan. The topics of discussion are current water use throughout urban Honolulu as well as projected future uses of water in the year 2040 and 2100. Here’s […]

UH Hilo alumnus investigating avian genomes

by Susan Enright David Arakawa and Renee Bellinger. Photo by Elijah Owens. Genome research conducted by a recent graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will lead to a better understanding of the unique evolution of the Hawaiian honeycreeper, a group of endemic and endangered birds found in the forests of Hawaiʻi. David Arakawa, who hails from Oʻahu and graduated from UH Hilo […]

Dr. Frank is recognized as a leader in Sustainability

On February, 8, 2018, Dr. Kiana Frank was awarded one of the 2018 President’s Green Awards.  The award recognizes excellence among UH personnel to lead sustainability initiatives across operations, curriculum, research, engagement and cultural connections.

COACh Career Building Summit – Jan 9-10, 2018

To kick off the new term, ‘Ike Wai sponsored a series of professional development workshops lead by Dr. Geri Richmond of the Committee On the Advancement of women Chemists (COACh). Aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, workshop sessions covered a variety of topics and career skills ranging from effective mentoring, giving scientific presentations, building […]

UH Hilo Mookini Library CyberCANOE now Online!

Through the CyberCANOE, which stands for Cyber-enabled Collaboration, Analysis, Navigation and Observation Environment, researchers at both UH Manoa and UH Hilo can work with each other on shared projects despite being on separate campuses. The install was led by UH Hilo staff members Robert Chi and Francis Cristobal.  The student workers (and their majors) are below: […]

`Ike Wai Summer Bridge Program

The ‘Ike Wai Summer Bridge was a joint venture for summer student learning with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kapi‘olani Community College, the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, and Hawai‘i EPSCoR. Video showcasing the ‘Ike Wai Summer Bridge held in May 2017 was produced by participant Kirena Clah. 'Ike Wai Summer […]

UH campuses invited to explore Meaning and Management of Water

All University of Hawaiʻi faculty, staff and community partners are invited to share research, writing, practices and teaching materials exploring the “Meaning and Management of Water” as part of UH‘s annual systemwide focused inquiry project for AY 18–19. Faculty and community partners are invited to join the Laulima collaboration server platform SYS MM1Uto share resources, learning outcomes, assignments and other teaching materials related […]

Researcher returning to Hilo for data science program launch

By Alyson Kakugawa-Leong Grady Weyenberg, a statistical researcher who grew up in Hilo, is the first faculty member hired to create a new data science program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Weyenberg, who assumes his duties on August 1, is the first of four tenure-track assistant professors the university will hire in mathematics, computer science and […]

UH nominees for governor’s awards honored

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo maintenance crew, Matthew Platz and UH Mānoa’s Luke Flynn have been selected as the university’s nominees for the Governor’s Awards for Distinguished State Service. The award honors the state’s executive branch employees and managers who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication to serving the people of Hawaiʻi. There are three awards—Employee of the Year, Manager of the […]

UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawaiʻi’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 Hawaiʻi. To help the state address this critical issue, the National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the University of Hawaiʻi to do a five-year, groundbreaking study of water sustainability issues through a collaboration called ʻIke Wai. The project […]