Affiliates

Affiliates Map

The Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium is composed of ten institutions of higher learning including the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, the University of Guam, and seven Community Colleges (Hawai‘i, Honolulu, Kapi‘olani, Kaua‘i, Leeward, Maui, and Windward) spread over the four main Hawaiian islands. A significant goal of the program is to encourage interdisciplinary studies and research and to train future generations of space scientists and engineers.

The Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium is administered at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the Hawai‘i Insitute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology.

Meet The Team Title

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The U. H. Mānoa campus serves as the hub of the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium. Space Grant activities at Mānoa reflect the institution's broad research and teaching capabilities. HSGC University Research Internships are available through competitive application to full-time students of U. S. Citizenship. Space Grant supports the development of space science and remote sensing curricula and sponsors undergraduate courses and K-12 educational programs. Please use the links on the website for general information about the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium's programs and projects.

Contact:
HSGC Director, Dr. Luke Flynn

Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST 501
Honolulu, HI 96822

flynn@higp.hawaii.edu
808-956-3154 (voice)
808-956-6322 (fax)

Visit the HSGC Office: 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday
(except holidays)
808-956-3138 (voice)

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University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

Space Grant activities at U. H. Hilo reflect the institution's small, liberal arts college environment. Undergraduates awarded HSGC University Research Internships have worked with faculty mentors on a variety of topics, including land use analysis using satellite images, comparative planetary volcanology, and science curriculum development at both the university and primary levels. Space Grant offers a 3-unit course, "Space Science for the Elementary Classroom" for both in-service and pre-service teachers and sponsors workshops for teachers and community members on the use of the internet. Space Grant supports activities for the development and support of space science curricula in the schools. Space Grant also works cooperatively with other university and government agencies in developing and publicizing the Island of Hawai‘i as a center of space science education.

Contact:
Associate Director, Dr. Kenneth Hon

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Academic Affairs Department, ADM 111
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

kenhon@hawaii.edu

808-932-7550 (voice)
808-947-7677 (fax)

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Hawai‘i Community College

Activities at Hawai‘i Community College vary with student interests. Please use the links on the website for general information about the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium's programs and projects.

Contact:
Associate Director, Dr. Joseph Wilcox

Hawai‘i Community College
UH Center West Hawai‘i
81-96 Haleki‘i St. B-1
Kealakekua, HI 96750

kaikea350@msn.com

808-322-4869 (voice)
808-322-4855 (fax)

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Honolulu Community College

The activities at Honolulu Community College vary with student interests. Previous students have participated in the NASA-sponsored CanSat program. This program involves students in the design, construction, and launching of a satellite-mimic, that fits in a soda can. The instrument package must acquire atmospheric data and transmit it back to a ground station while parachuting back to the ground.

Contacts:
Associate Director, Shidong Kan
Honolulu CC Liaison and Project IMUA Mentor, Ms. Helen Rapozo

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817

Dr. Shidong Kan
Physics, 72A-100

shidong@hawaii.edu
808-845-9499 (voice)

Ms. Helen Rapozo
ITS, 7-305A

rapozo@hawaii.edu
808-845-9202 (voice)

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Kapi‘olani Community College

Activities at Kapi‘olani Community College include, but are not limited to, small satellite and robotics projects. Previous and current students participate in CanSat (aerospace) and marine ROV (remotely operated vehicle) design and build competitions.

Related links for students:

The Kapi‘olani Community College STEM Program Associate of Science degree in Natural Science.

Pathways to Science: Summer Research Opportunities, from the Institute for Broadening Participation with funding from NASA and NSF.

The Kapi‘olani Community College STEM Program homepage.

Contacts:
Associate Director, Radovan Milincic
Kapi‘olani CC Liaison, Aaron Hanai

Kapi‘olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816

Dr. Radovan Milincic
Math & Science, Kokio 214

milincic@hawaii.edu
808-734-9265 (voice)
808-734-9151 (fax)

Dr. Aaron Hanai
Math & Science, Kokio 202D

hanaia@hawaii.edu
808-734-9433 (voice)
808-734-9151 (fax)

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Kaua‘i Community College

Activities at Kaua‘i Community College vary with student interests. Please use the links on the website for general information about the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium's programs and projects.

Contacts:
Associate Director, Dr. Georgeanne Purvinis

Kaua‘i Community College
Daniel K. Inouye Technology Center
3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

purvinis@hawaii.edu

808-245-8219 (voice)
808-245-8220 (fax)

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Leeward Community College

Leeward CC has one of the largest Math & Sciences divisions in the UH Community College system, offering more than 200 sections each semester in a variety of disciplines. Visit the LCC STEM page for more information on the courses offered in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Leeward campus also offers an astronomical observatory for instructional and community use.

Contacts
Associate Director, Bryson Padasdao

Leeward Community College
Mathematics & Natural Sciences, BS 106A
96-045 Ala ‘Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782

brysonep@hawaii.edu

808-455-0251 (voice)
808-455-0509 (fax)

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U. H. Maui College

University of Hawai‘i Maui College offers students unique student opportunities in conjunction with the Maui Research and Technology Park. Please use the links on the website for general information about the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium's programs and projects.

Contacts
Associate Director, Dr. Jung Park

University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Engineering Tech/STEM, 'Ike Le'a 143
310 West Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732

parkjung@hawaii.edu

808-984-3423 (voice)
808-984-3869 (fax)

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Windward seal
Windward Community College

Windward Community College is a NASA Center of Excellence in the Training and Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System to Environmental Monitoring. Under direction of Principal Investigator, Joseph Ciotti, and co-PIs David Krupp and Floyd McCoy, the Hoa‘aina RS/GIS Center supports WCC's academic emphasis in the marine, earth, and space sciences. Students receive training and engage in research in environmental monitoring through the use of the facility's state-of-the-art equipment in remote sensing (RS), geographic information system (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS).

Windward Community College students participate in the CanSat engineering program. CanSat is a scientific experiment package, the size of a soda can and commonly launched by weather balloon or small rocket, designed to retrieve photo-graphic, temperature, pressure, and altitude data for near-Earth low-atmosphere experiments. The CanSat students from the different campuses have been working together and participate in the ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites) competitions in Nevada. For more information on the WCC CanSat team, please contact Dr. Jacob Hudson at jacobh@hawaii.edu.

Students also participate in NASA's USLI (University Student Launch Initiative) competitions. USLI is a competition that challenges university-level students to design, build, and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level.

The Windward Community College Radio Observatory, operating as part of NASA's Radio Jove project, receives radio noise bursts from the planet Jupiter and from the Sun.
Live streaming audio can be downloaded.

Four WCC students participated in the 2000 NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.

Additional educational resources and activities for grades K-12 and the community are available in The Aerospace Exploration Lab.


Related links for students:

WCC-University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) Rocket Site 2009-2010

WCC-University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) Rocket Site 2010-2011

Contacts:
Associate Director, Dr. Joseph Ciotti
Rocketry Coodinator and CanSat Liaison,
Dr. Jacob Hudson

Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-236-9111

Dr. Joseph Ciotti
Physical Science, Imiloa 134

ciotti@hawaii.edu
808-236-9111 (voice)
808-247-5362 (fax)

Dr. Jacob Hudson
Physical Science, Imiloa 112

jacobh@hawaii.edu
808-236-9112 (voice)

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University of Guam

Activities at the University of Guam include exploration of our planet and Solar System. Please use the links on the website for general information about the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium's programs and projects.

Contact:
Associate Director, Dr. Romina King

University of Guam
Office of Graduate Studies,
Sponsored Programs & Research Center for Island Sustainability
Dean Circle House 32, UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam USA 96924

roking@triton.uog.edu

671-735-2168 (voice)
671-734-0479 (fax)

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