The half-million dollar award to Travis Mandel will have a major impact on research and educational activity on Hawai‘i Island and grow UH Hilo’s expertise and curriculum in the field of data science.
Four teams of students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College competed remotely from home locations as far away as Spain, Mexico, Washington and California.
After 25 years of scientific voyages for UH, the ship was retired following her final expedition in July 2018 on the 304th cruise of the Hawaii Ocean Time program.
The Assets School robotics team placed second in the state championships in its second year with the program.
A total of 11 Hawaii middle school robotics teams have been invited to participate in the 2020 VEX IQ World Championships in Kentucky.
NASA and the State of Hawai'i have agreed to collaborate on a wide range of activities to promote America's human and robotic exploration of space. The partnership also will contribute to the development of education programs and foster economic opportunities including new, high-tech jobs. Governor Neil Abercrombie and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Rebecca Keiser signed a two-year agreement, formally called a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement Annex, during a ceremony today in the Governor’s Office.
An alliance of Waialua High and Waiakea High Schools won the 2nd Annual American School in Japan VEX Robotics Tournament held today in Tokyo, hosted by the American School in Japan. Two teams of students and coaches from Waialua, Oahu, three teams from Waiakea and one team from Kohala, Big Island, competed against teams from Tokyo, Yokohama, Taiwan and Thailand. Waialua High School also won the Best Build award.
The program gives young women the opportunity to discover if they have an interest in cybersecurity or computer science through challenges, tools and games.
NASA has announced the selection of seven science instruments to be included on the Mars 2020 rover. Three scientists from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) -- Sarah Fagents, Shiv Sharma and Anupam Misra -- will be members on the instrument teams to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. The new rover will carry sophisticated hardware and instruments to perform geological assessments of the rover's landing site, determine the potential habitability of the environment, and directly search for signs of ancient Martian life.