UH Hilo Upward Bound students used their STEM skills to monitor 2018 Kilauea eruption

In this week’s Volcano Watch, a weekly activity update written by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and colleagues, a geophysicist writes about how local high school students enrolled in the UH Hilo Upward Bound program scientifically monitored the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. “All it took was a bit of knowledge, support, and passion.”

By Jefferson C. Chang

During the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, when fissures erupted and lava flowed in the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ), many Puna residents were displaced from their homes. We, as a community, watched from the sidelines as the eruption went on, helpless in averting the course of nature.

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Debra Kouda
T³ Alliance: Developing “Solutionary” Mindsets

By Rebecca Midles - April 30, 2019

Remember being asked, “What do you want to do when you grow up?”  It was an oft used question that adults would politely ask children. Recently these responses may have grown to include media influenced answers, such as a professional athlete, musician, or maybe a gamer or a YouTube Channel Creator. Instead, as Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, has offered, we should probably be asking learners, “What problems do you want to solve?”

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Debra Kouda
E4L in Puerto Rico!

E4L has been busy supporting the T3 Alliance in Puerto Rico for a five-day workshop.

The training took place the week of April 1st, and consisted of working with 25 local Upward Bound students for one day and then a four day workshop with directors and teachers from Puerto Rico and around the US.

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Roxanne Mourant