TCBES Symposium

TCBES Symposium Awards

Recognizing Outstanding Achievement at the TCBES Symposium

UH Hilo Campus; aerial view Our goal is to increase undergraduate and graduate student participation in both the oral and poster presentation sessions. To encourage widespread participation, we are offering this event free of charge, and will be awarding prizes for outstanding presentations in various categories.

Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, resident or visiting faculty, or agency personnel, we invite you to attend, share and find out about the latest research in the community around you!

2019 Student Winners

Best poster

  • Kayla Caliboso, Leeward Community College Undergraduate Student (mentor: Helmut Kae)

Best 5 minute talk

  • Nicolas Vanderzyl, UH Hilo Undergraduate Student (mentor: Steve Colbert )

Best 15 minute talk (Undergraduate)

Best 15 minute talk (Graduate)

Best Poster Honorable Mentions

  • E. Escobar and K. Agnoias, UH Hilo Undergraduate Students (mentor: Stan Nakanishi )
  • M.R. Morrissey and M.L. Webber, UH Hilo Undergraduate Students (mentor: Stan Nakanishi )
  • Valeria Alicea-Colon, Leeward Community College Undergraduate Student (mentor: Helmut Kae)

2018 Student Winners

Best poster

  • Tyler Branco-Hedke and Tiana Enos-Dano

Best 5 minute talk (TIE)

  • Ashley Pugh
  • Jared Nishimoto

Best 15 minute talk (Undergraduate)

  • Brandie Colwell

Best 15 minute talk (Graduate)

  • Rose Hart