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$238K NSF fellowship to advance battery technology with 3D printing

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering Assistant Professor Tyler Ray has earned a two-year, $237,916 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore innovative fabrication techniques for creating high-capacity batteries. This research aims to address the challenges currently faced in the production of silicon nanoparticle electrodes, a promising material for high-capacity batteries with applications in industries such as electric vehicles, …

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Decades of racial disparities revealed in National Science Foundation funding patterns

Link to video and sound (details below): https://bit.ly/3GGH1Xp An investigation into National Science Foundation (NSF) data on funding rates, award types, and proposal ratings from 1996 to 2019 found pervasive racial disparities. The study, recently published in eLife by a team of researchers including University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Associate Professor Rosie Alegado, revealed that white principal investigators …

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Substance abuse in Hawaiʻi tracked by new dashboard

From overdose deaths to crisis calls in Hawaiʻi, data related to drug trends is now available to the public through a new online dashboard. The Statewide Substance Use, Mental Health and Hawaiʻi CARES Summary is a web site of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health’s (DOH) Behavioral Health Administration. The dashboard, a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi, DOH and 14 partner organizations from across …

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EPSCoR-funded ʻIke Wai summer bridge program participant continues research focused on protecting Hawaiʻiʻs groundwater resources.

A participant of the 2021 EPSCoR-funded ʻIke Wai summer bridge program, Brandon Dela Cruz continues his undergraduate research with a focus on protecting Hawaiʻiʻs water resources. The ‘Ike Wai Summer Bridge program was a summer student learning opportunity offered in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the School of Ocean and Earth Science …

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UH joins Jetstream2 in immensely fast computing for research, AI

University of Hawaiʻi researchers and students will soon have access to some of the most powerful computing power at their fingertips thanks to a joint project with several universities around the country and the National Science Foundation (NSF). UH is part of a newly available national cloud computing resource that allows researchers to access powerful cloud-based environments on …

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UH Mānoa excellence in botany receives national spotlight

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s excellence in the field of botany was showcased nationally at the Botanical Society of America (BSA) 2022 annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska, July 24–28. Ten UH Mānoa faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Life Sciences delivered talks, and organized workshops and symposia, both virtually and in person. “As one of the few …

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$1.5M STEM scholarships to advance future biologists with data science skills

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded $1.5 million for scholarships for low-income students who are pursuing degrees focusing on the biological application of data science. The five-year grant through the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program, Student Training through Immersive Data Science Education (STRIDE) and will fund 67 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. “The …

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UH 2022 Tenure and Promotion List

UH 2022 tenure and promotion full list Congratulations to our Hawai’i EPSCoR participants who are University of Hawai’i 2022 tenure and promotion recipients.  University of Hawai’i at Manoa Tenure and Promotion Jonghyun Lee—Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Water Resources Research Center Alison Nugent —Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology University of …

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Love of ʻāina, community motivated grad student through doctoral degree

Diamond Tachera, a life-long student in Mānoa Valley, joined the spring 2022 commencement celebration after completing a doctoral degree in Earth sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). Though she grew up in Kalama Valley, Oʻahu, Tachera considers Mānoa as part of her home—having attended University Laboratory School from kindergarten through high school. …

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$400K grant to speed high-performance computing, advance research

A second high-performance computing (HPC) cluster at the University of Hawaiʻi has been seeded with a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant. Much like the existing HPC, Mana, the new cluster called Koa will serve as a free inter-campus resource for advancing research in such areas as astronomy, chemistry, oceanography, bioinformatics and data science. “We are excited about the capacity …

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