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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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Malte Stuecker (L) and Alison Nugent (R)

Two SOEST researchers earn prestigious early career awards

The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty were granted to two faculty members from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program selects scientists who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research …

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UH awarded $20M to support state-wide climate resilience through data science

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Hawaiʻi EPSCoR) a five-year $20-million grant to fund research and capacity building in support of actionable climate science through a collaboration called Change HI. Hawaiʻi faces unique challenges as climate change impacts resource availability, ecological sustainability, economic vitality and human health in the islands. …

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‘Machine learning’ improves rainfall mapping, water plans

Rainfall map accuracy is vital in climate and hydraulic modeling and supports environmental management decision making, water resource planning and weather forecasting. University of Hawaiʻiand East-West Center researchers have developed more accurate monthly rainfall maps by using machine learning. According to IBM, machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science that focuses on …

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UH part of $360M NOAA award to manage national water hazards, resources

The grant will support a consortium of 28 institutions that will help improve the nation’s ability to predict water-related hazards, such as flooding, that caused major storm damage in Hanalei, Kauaʻi in 2018. (Photo credit: UH Mānoa Coastal Geology Group) The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is part of a consortium of 28 institutions awarded $360 million by the National Oceanic and …

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