Women in STEM take center stage as three University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa scientists will appear on the award-winning National Public Radio show, Science Friday, at 7:30 p.m. on July 6 at the Hawaiʻi Theatre Center.
The event, one of two being presented locally by Hawaiʻi Public Radio, will feature host Ira Flatow and participants:
- Kim Binsted, a professor of information and computer sciences in the College of Natural Sciences, who serves as principal investigator for UH Mānoa’s HI-SEAS (Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation), a Mars simulation mission based at Mauna Loa on Hawaiʻi Island. (Read more about HI-SEAS project.)
- Melissa Price, an ecologist in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources‘ Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, who spearheaded the recent collaboration and multi-disciplinary education project, Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds. (Read more about project.)
- Malia Rivera, an associate specialist at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology in UH Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, who has devised a Hawaiʻi place-based STEM curriculum.
The UH Mānoa scientists will discuss their disciplines and current projects.
The interview and question-and-answer session will be taped for possible future national broadcast on Science Friday.
This is Flatow’s first live appearance in the state. Reserved seats are available from the Hawaiʻi Theatre box office.