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Year 2002 news stories from the Hawai`i Space Grant Ohana*
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-- News Archive for 2002 --

- November 9, 2002 -
Hawaii Space Grant was a proud cosponsor of the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery held to honor this astronaut and explorer who considered Honolulu his home.Lacy Veach Initiated by Art and Rene Kimura, directors of Future Flight Hawaii, this day-long event for students in grades 6-12 showcased hands-on activities in a variety of workshops ranging from aeronautics to space stations to voyaging canoes. Keynote speakers were Mr. Nainoa Thompson (Executive Director of the Polynesian Voyaging Society) and Dr. Karen Meech (Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii). This event was cosponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company, Punahou School, and Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, with the cooperation of the family of Lacy Veach, Hawaii Science Teachers Association, NASA Ames Research Cener, Polynesian Voyaging Society, and the Hawaii Academy of Sciences. Approximately 500 students and adults attended.


- September 21, 2002 -
Undergraduate students from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and Hilo campuses presented talks on their Space Grant Fellowship Summer and Fall projects during the annual Fall Fellows Symposium. Fellowship mentors and Space Grant directors from throughout the islands also participated in the morning activities. The symposium gave new and continuing Fellows the opportunity to share research plans and progress, and gave the students a look at space-related subjects outside their own disciplines. (See listing of Undergraduate Fellows with abstracts.)


- September, 2002 -
Student opportunities to work on space and aeronautics projects at NASA centers or other research facilities are highlighted on our Space Grant page: NASA and Space-Related Student Opportunities.


- August, 2002 -
Space Grant moved into new offices on the fifth floor of the U. H. Manoa Pacific Ocean Sciences and Technology (POST) building. Our address, phone (808) 956-3138 and fax (808) 956-6322 are unchanged.


2002 Future Flight - July 14, 2002 -
Future Flight Hawaii celebrated the exploration of Mars this summer, marking its 12th year of programs dedicated to using the theme of space to catalyze interest in science, technology, and the future. Students and adults participated in Day, Family, and Residential programs this summer on Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island. For more information: Future Flight Hawaii 2002.


- June, 2002 -
Forty-one students from elementary and middle schools participated in Future Flight Hawaii held at Kauai Community College in June. The Day Exploration Program, under coordinator Cheryl Shintani, included activities such as Earth/Mars ABCs, solar cars, rocketry, rendezvous and orbit geometry, and 3D Mars topography art. A similar day program was also held at the University of Hawaii Hilo campus.


2002 Symposium - April 27, 2002 -
Seventy-one undergraduates from the University of Hawai`i Manoa and Hilo campuses gathered with mentors, professors, family and other community members for the 2002 Symposium: Presentation of Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects. The Symposium, cosponsored by Space Grant, the U.H. Manoa Honors Program, Land Grant, Sea Grant, and the Marine Option Program, also received funding from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. All Space Grant Fellows participated with oral presentations and/or posters.


- February 28, 2002 -
Future Flight Hawai`i (FFH) Family Science Nights are in the news. See the Honolulu Advertiser article showcasing this outstanding family program run by FFH director Art Kimura and coordinator, Rene Kimura. For more information about student and family summer science programs on Kauai and the Big Island, call 956-3138 or 934-7261, or visit the Future Flight Hawaii homepage.


- February 15, 2002 -
Undergraduates from the U.H. College of Engineering are making headline news with their CubeSat satellite project. CubeSat A project set in motion at U.H. by Hawai`i Space Grant and partially funded through Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowships and a $10,000 donation for equipment. By the end of the year, the 4-inch-square aluminum microsatellite will be outfitted with high-tech communications gear, magnets, digital photo equipment, and temperature and X-ray sensors. The satellite is tentatively scheduled for launch in early 2003 from Russia onboard a refurbished ICBM missle. Dr. Wayne Shiroma, UH associate professor of Electrical Engineering and six other advisors are working with the 54 students involved. Eight of the 54 undergraduates are Space Grant Fellows. To see the full article, visit
Honolulu Advertiser.


S2N2 partners - January 2002 -
Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce it is a partner of Space Science Network Northwest (S2N2). S2N2 is one of seven new regional NASA Office of Space Science Education Broker/Facilitators. Partner Space Grant Consortia states are Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, and Hawai`i. S2N2 will facilitate the bringing together of space scientists, students, and teachers in an overall effort to increase awareness of and participation in Office of Space Science missions and NASA educational programs.


- January 2002 -
Family Science Nights are being offered this year to schools on Oahu and the Big Island by Art Kimura, Program Director of Future Flight Hawai`i (FFH) and Rene Kimura, Coordinator of FFH. Fifteen schools will host these evening activities. The program this school year is reaching some 800 children and 800 parents along with teachers and administrators from each school.


* Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family, encompassing all the people, related or not, who come together to help achieve a better life.


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