Hawaii’s first lady visits UH Hilo, learns about science and technology programs

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in News

Mrs. Ige at UHCourtesy of UH Hilo Stories

Mrs. Ige, first lady of the state of Hawaiʻi, visited the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on May 8 and learned about several innovative science and technology programs. After visiting several high schools earlier in the day, Dawn Amano-Ige arrived at the UH Hilo campus in the afternoon and met with students, staff, and faculty at the Sciences and Technology Building.

“It was a great exchange and fun to see all the innovation at UH Hilo,” says Nick Turner, cyber computer programmer who along with colleagues Arthur Cunningham, an aviation program consultant, and Nathan Stephenson, a geography graduate student, shared information with the first lady about the work UH Hilo did with unmanned aerial vehicles in support of Civil Defense at the Pāhoa lava flow site.

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