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-- 2016 --

- May 3, 2016 -
Dr. Luke Flynn Receives 2016 UH Mānoa Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service
Dr. Luke Flynn, Faculty Specialist HIGP/SOEST/UH Manoa.
Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium, HIGP, and SOEST are pleased to share the news that the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Chancellor, Robert Bley-Vroman, has announced Luke Flynn (HIGP Faculty Specialist, Director of the Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory, and Director of Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium) as the 2016 recipient of the UH Mānoa Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service by a Faculty Specialist. The award recognizes Flynn's "outstanding service, heart-felt dedication, and noble contributions" at HIGP. Dr. Flynn received the award at the ceremony on May 2, 2016. In addition, as the award recipient, Flynn's celebrated achievements will be considered for the Governor's Award for Distinguished State Service. Congratulations! Photo left to right: Linda Martel, Jeff Taylor, Peter Mouginis-Mark, Luke Flynn, Eric Pilger, Will Smith, Marcia Rei S. Nii, and Helen Raposo.


- April 23, 2016 -
Spring Fellowship & Traineeship Symposium
Undergraduate students from UH System campuses will present talks and posters about their Space Grant Fellowships and Traineeships on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the symposium will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) building, room 723 on the UH Mānoa campus. Also attending the symposium will be research project mentors, Space Grant directors, and the public. The meeting gives new and continuing Fellows and Trainees the opportunity to share research plans and progress, and gives the students a look at space-related subjects outside their own disciplines.   Here is the symposium's schedule.


- March 11, 2016 -
Tim Williams Recognized as RCUH Outstanding Employee of the Year
Tim Williams recognized as RCUH Outstanding Employee of the Year by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium and the Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) are pleased to announce that Tim Williams (HIGP Engineering) has been named the RCUH Outstanding Employee of the Year by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i. Williams was recognized for his efforts to design, build, and operate the largest rail launcher system in the world, which was used for the first time in November 2015 by HSFL. Also in attendance at today's RCUH awards luncheon to help celebrate the award were Marcia Rei S. Nii (Hawai‘i Space Grant Executive Director), Luke Flynn (HSFL Director and Hawai‘i Space Grant Director), Lance Yoneshige (HSFL Engineer), and Paul Lucey (HIGP Researcher). For more about the launch, please read the HIGP 2015 news items. Congratulations!


- January 30, 2016 -
Astronaut Ellison Onizuka portrait. Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium was proud to again co-sponsor the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day in Hilo honoring Hawaii's native son. Additional co-sponsors are the American Savings Bank, The Onizuka Memorial Committee, the Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Space Center, the Onizuka family, the University of Hawai‘i-Hilo (UHH), and UHH Conference Center, with the support of KTA Super Stores and the Zonta Club of Hilo. This year's event, the 16th annual, paid tribute to the crew of the last flight of the Space Shuttle, Challenger on January 28, 1986. The day featured 19 workshops, displays by organizations and companies, and a special keynote address by NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who has a total of 381 days, 15 hours and 11 minutes in orbit and has logged 48 hours and 37 minutes of EVA time on nine spacewalks. Astronaut Fincke's keynote speech had a standing-room-only capacity crowd of 600. The day's closing assembly featured the VEX IQ Robotics Finals and 3D chromadepth extravaganza. Please see related news from the Hawai‘i Tribune Herald, Looking back as the Future Looms.


- January 4, 2016 -
Students are reminded that applications for undergraduate fellowships, traineeships, and Project Imua/RockSat traineeships are available on our Fellowships and Traineeships page.


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