Agriculture, engineering colleges present biggest-ever Student Symposium

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 7, 2011

A student presents her poster at the 2009 Student Research Symposium
A student presents her poster at the 2009 Student Research Symposium
Students in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) will join students in the College of Engineering (COE), as they jointly participate in the 23rd annual Student Research Symposium. It will be held this Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, in the Agricultural Science Building on the UH Mānoa campus.
This year’s symposium will be the largest in the event’s 23-year history.  Featuring 135 posters and oral presentations from undergraduate and graduate students, it represents research from all six departments in CTAHR, and presentations by undergraduate students in COE.

Friday, April 8 - Poster Presentations
Students will be standing by their posters from 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Agricultural Science Building, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors
Saturday, April 9 - Oral Presentations
8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Agricultural Science Building, 2nd floor
The annual CTAHR symposium provides students with the opportunity to present their scholarly work in a friendly, yet professional, setting similar to national and international conferences. It also serves to promote cooperation and collegiality among CTAHR faculty and students, and between the two colleges.
According to CTAHR Dean Sylvia Yuen and COE Dean Peter Crouch, the scientific exploration and engineering design conducted by students in CTAHR and COE are truly multidisciplinary, and the Student Research Symposium reflects this diversity and the growing relationship between CTAHR and COE. All stages of the research and development process and all types of student learning experiences are represented: discovery; advanced diagnostics and laboratory testing; design, validation and field testing; and adoption of new methods and technologies.
They said each project represents a unique path that contributes to CTAHR’s mission by fostering viable communities, a diversified economy, and a healthy environment, as well as to COE’s mission by providing research experiences and opportunities to students that will enhance the growth of the technological workforce and stimulate the growth of technology-based industries in Hawai‘i.
To download the full program schedule and list of presentations, visit and click on “Download Symposium Program.”