The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH) has awarded 16 of its employees for their contributions and impact to research at UH.
The awards were based on the following categories:
- Initiative, leadership and resourcefulness in carrying out their achievements
- Impact of their achievements on the project, professional field and/or larger community
- Other variables such as the significance or quality of their achievements
Each individual received a certificate and cash award. Additionally, first-place awardees received $1,000 (shared equally by team members), while second-place awardees received $500 (shared equally by team members).
- First place: Telecommunications and Social Informatics, UH Mānoa Social Science Research Institute (Ginger Porter, Umerang Imetengel and Alyssa Shimizu)
- Second place: Cyberinfrastructure, UH Information Technology Services (Michelle Choe, Sean Cleveland, Maria Dumanlang, Jennifer Geis and Jared McLean)
- Honorable Mention: Shepherd Research Lab, UH Cancer Center (Nisa Kelly and En Liu)
Project support staff category
- First Place: Kelsey McBeain, Department of Oceanography, UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)
- Second Place: Naomi Moran, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
- Honorable Mention: Joanna Norton, Cassava Improvement Project, UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Researcher/project manager category
- First Place: Cris Milne, Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS, UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
- Second Place: Hank Oppenheimer, Plant Extinction and Prevention Program, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, UH Mānoa College of Natural Sciences
- Honorable Mention: Jesse Abdul, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, SOEST
The awards were presented at an event on October 27, at UH Mānoa’s Campus Center Ballroom. A selection committee comprised of Ken Hayashida, Marie Kumabe and Clyde Shiigi selected the awardees.
For more information, visit RCUH’s website.