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Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community

Service Award Winner

Stephen Meder, headshot

Stephen Meder
UH Manoa

As an associate professor in the School of Architecture Stephen Meder, is recognized for his unparalleled commitment in connecting university expertise with community needs.

The primary focus of his research is linking economic and environmental sustainability with an elevated quality of life in our community. Meder uses his position in the School of Architecture to advance the principles of sustainability through outreach to professional groups and at the community level.

Meder helped design and is currently the director of the Center for Smart Building and Community Design, a partnership between the Sea Grant College Program and the School of Architecture. He is also recognized for his work with underserved communities in Wai‘anae and Kalihi.

For a decade, the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award honored faculty members for significant contributions that strengthened ties between the University of Hawai‘i and the community. The award is no longer given.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

2007

Linda Cox, headshot
Linda Cox
Manoa
Donnalyn Kalei, headshot
Donnalyn Kalei
Hawai‘i
Roy Kamida, headshot
Roy Kamida
Leeward

2003

Lee Stein, headshot
Lee Stein
Maui
Stephen Wehrman, headshot
Stephen Wehrman
Kapi‘olani

2002

Ralph Kouchi, headshot
Ralph Kouchi
Kaua‘i
Nelda Quensell, headshot
Nelda Quensell
Kapi‘olani