Fall 2009 Undergraduate Fellowships

The Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium awarded undergraduate fellowships in the Fall of 2009 to students at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa:

CanSat Fellows:

Space Grant Community College campuses are sponsoring engineering programs for students to design, build, and test CanSats. A CanSat is a scientific experiment package, the size of a soda can and commonly launched by weather balloon or small rocket, designed to retrieve photographic, temperature, pressure, and altitude data for near-Earth, low-atmosphere experiments. The CanSat students from the different campuses work together and participate in ARLISS Competitions (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites) in Nevada. Community college students have benefited from the mentorship of professors at Honolulu CC and Windward CC, and engineers from HECO and industry affiliates.

Kapiolani Community College:

Windward Community College:


Fall 2009 Undergraduate Traineeships
Maui Community College:


Summer 2009 Undergraduate Programs

Hawai‘i Space Grant supported two undergraduates, Daniel Hong [Final Report] and Jordan Olive [Final Report], to attend the NASA Ames Robotics Academy at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California from June 8 to August 14, 2009. Hawai‘i Space Grant supported Sophie Milam [Final Report] to attend the NASA Ames Academy for Space Exploration.

Hawai‘i Space Grant supported 11 summer interns from the Kaua‘i Community College at local high-tech companies. Mark Guirao and Brycen Nakashima worked at Manu Kai Optics, LLC at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF). Angel Hernandez and Ryan Parangao worked at Trex Hawaii, LLC at PMRF. Crystal Whitehill worked at ITT Corp. at PMRF, continuing her internship from Summer 2008. Eric Fune, Keelan Sakuda, Keonimana Shigematsu and Geoffrey Tran worked for the U.S. Navy Communications Dept. at PMRF. Harold Shimono worked at Oceanit Labs, Inc. Thad Fuji worked at Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative.

Six undergraduates, Kelan Adachi, Taylor Alfiler, John Crescenzi, Kolby Javinar, Victor Rundbaken, and John Vento, completed Summer Fellowships at Kaua‘i Community College with mentor Dr. Matthew Cochran.


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