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2020 News

TCBES Graduate Students Help Judge the 2020 Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair!

TCBES graduate students pose with director of the science fair

Our very own TCBES graduate students Lisa Mason and Carmelita Villalobos served as judges at the 2020 Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair! This event is presented by UH at Hilo Sigma Xi Chapter and represents and supports Big Island schools and the community. Students conduct scientific research and disseminate this information to scientists and community groups. Pictured: Lisa Mason, Ernie Kho (Director), Carmelita Villalobos.

2019 News

The Fall 2019 graduation list is out!

Congratulations to Karen Gallardo, Erin Netoskie, Ashley Pugh, Gary Sur, Ricky Tabandera, and Vanessa Zepad -- our new M.S. degree recipients!

UH Hilo graduate student, Vanessa Zepeda, completes two internships with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

UH Hilo graduate students in the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with impactful employers. One of our students, Vanessa Zepeda has recently completed two internships with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. Read more about her experience.


UH Hilo graduate student, Alex Bischer, works to save critically endangered palila on Maunakea

Alex Bischer is in the professional master’s internship track of the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program and is collaborating with researchers from a state agency and a private organization to save the palila (Loxioides bailleui), a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper. Read more about his internship experience.


The Summer 2019 graduation list is out!

A big congratulations to Angela Beck, Maya Munstermann, Jared Nishimoto, and Corinna Pinzari -- our M.S. degree recipients! Way to go!


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