Author Archives: Li-Anne Delavega

💖Hear Stories of Resilience from Our Kupuna: Wed, May 4 @  3 pm

Come check out how students in the Resilience Corps Leaders (RCL) program are mapping out stories of place-based resilience from kupuna and building toward a stronger community. According to the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, resilient communities are better able to plan for and take action to mitigate the risks from hazards, increase the pace of recovery from destructive events, and adapt to changing environments. 

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Advisor: Miku Lenentine, Ph.D
Online presentations via Google Meet
Wednesday, May 4 @  3 pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf 

🎉Congratulations to Miku for cultivating compassion and curiosity in our students!

Presentations:
Micronesian Perspectives on Resilience
Winnie Canney

Resilience Across O’ahu: Programmatic Analysis of the KapCC RCL Program
Iwalani Clayton

Resilience Stories of our Kupuna: Listening to the wisdom of those who have come before us
Helen Reddy

Community Resilience on O’ahu: Action 15 Pre-engagement Pilot Study
Narfe von Semkov and Sean Priester

RCL is funded by Hawaiian Electric Company and cultivates the next generation of sustainability and resilience professionals, educators, and residents who can integrate sustainability and resilience competencies into their careers and communities. You can learn more about the program at their website: https://kapiolaniserve.weebly.com/cerene.html

We have over 80 presentations on Native Hawaiian plants and animals, ocean sustainability, dating apps, natural disasters, and so much more! We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem this week. See you there!

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

💧 Farm to Ocean Research in the Marine Options Program: May 2 & 4 @ 1pm

 Did you know that the Sumida Watercress Farms has had positive cultural and environmental impacts on the community as a green oasis in the middle of what has become a concrete desert?  Where are the fish stocks in Waikīkī and how does overfishing impact overall reef health? Drop-in anytime during the hour to learn about our studentsʻ research and the Marine Options Program (MOP), a certificate program thatʻs open to all majors!

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Advisor: Mackenzie Manning, M.S.
Online presentations via Google Meet
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

🎉Congratulations to Mackenzie Manning for cultivating field research in these important areas in Hawaiʻi!

Presentations:

Monday, May 2, at 1 PM

  • Reef Fish Assemblages under Diverse Management Schemes in Waikiki
    Serena Harris

Wednesday, May 4, at 1 PM

  • Will Rising Salinity in Kalauao Spring Alter the Growth of Watercress?
    Kyle Kila
  • Birds of the Sumida Watercress Farm
    Alyxe (Kiana) Cadavona
  • Investigating correlations between Hawaii’s humpback whale population and El Niño events
    Shek Hong Perseus Chan

We have over 80 presentations on Native Hawaiian plants and animals, ocean sustainability, dating apps, natural disasters, and so much more! 

We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem this week. See you there!

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

📱 Sustainability Through the Lens of Humanities: Wed, May 4 @ 2pm

Learn how sustainability intersects with Tik Tok, education, Pacific Islander cultural lifestyles, Red Hill Water crisis, mental health, foster families, and more with projects from Kealalōkahi Losch’s HUM 295 SI class.

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Advisor: Kealalōkahi Losch, Ed.D. 
Online presentations via Google Meet
Wednesday, May 4 @ 2pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

🎉Congratulations to Kealalōkahi for mentoring so many awesome topics in this awesome class!

Presentations:

  • Teaching through TikTok: Sustainability Education for the Next Generation through Social Media
    Jazelle Guerrero
  • Recycling Rover: The Re-abandonment of Post-COVID Lockdown Dogs
    Landon Christensen
  • Misleading Students: Student-Learning-Styles-Labeling as an Educational Barrier
    Kawena Hetrick
  • The Plastic Prognosis: A Review of the Impacts of Microplastics on the Gastrointestinal Tract
    Magnolia Conover, Aletha Salarda
  • Sink or Sync: Impacts of Sea-level Rise on Pacific Islander Cultural Lifestyles
    Simeli Iiga, Meki Tuvaifale-Sheck
  • Unsustainable Foster Families: Insufficient Funding for Foster Children
    Kamaria James
  • Contaminating the Classroom: Educational Impacts of the Red Hill Water Crisis
    Kenna Morgan, Kyla Musso
  • “We’re depressed, stressed, and care a lot less”: Improving Student Mental Health Education
    Nilanie Broadus

We have over 80 presentations on Native Hawaiian plants and animals, ocean sustainability, dating apps, natural disasters, and so much more! 

We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem this week. See you there!

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

🏠 3D Printed Homes and Plantation Labor in Hawai’i: Tues, May 2 @ 11am-2pm

Chaminade University and Kapiʻolani Community College started a brand new semester-long initiative called Sustained Undergraduate Research Experiences Program (SURE).  This semester, we have KapCC presentations that look to the past to critically deconstruct post-plantation nostalgia and to the future to see new housing solutions for Hawaiʻi’s houseless.

Spring 2022 SURE @ SURF 
Online presentations via Google Meet
Tuesday, May 2 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

🎉Congratulations to Beau Ewan for doing a fantastic job mentoring our students this semester!

11:00 am: Michele Hanapi-Auna (KapCC)
Advisor: Beau Ewan, M.F.A.
Title: Creating a Better Future: Innovative Housing Solutions to Help Hawaii’s Homeless Population

1:00 pm: Pauwilo Look (KapCC)
Advisor: Beau Ewan, M.F.A.
Title: Nostalgic and Romanticized: Deconstructing Hawaiʻi’s Immigrant Labor Era Against the Reality of Plantation Life

1:00 pm: Kaelyn Espinda (CUH)
Advisor: Abby Halston, Ph.D.
Title: Are Dating App Users Satisfied with Their Relationships with the Utilization of Mobile Dating Apps?

We have over 80 presentations on Native Hawaiian plants and animals, ocean sustainability, dating apps, natural disasters, and so much more! 

We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem this week. See you there!

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

🦟Mosquitos Bugging You Lately? Learn About Them Tues 5/3 from 2 pm to 4 pm

Did you know that today is World Malaria Day, which recognizes our global efforts to control malaria? What can you do to prevent mosquitos from breeding in your home? Do remedies such as citrus oil have any effect on them? Find out from our BIOL 265 students in their SURF presentations next week!

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Advisor: Anuschka Faucci, Ph.D
Online presentations via Google Meet
Tuesday, May 3 @ 2pm and 3 pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf 

🎉Congratulations to Anuschka for taking on this project and mentoring our students this semester!

2:00 PM Presentations
The Effects of Aqueous Fertilizers on Mosquito Larvae Development
Jonah Ah Mook Sang
Mosquitoes on Golf Courses in ʻEwa
Kariann Camacho
Mosquito survey on Mount Tantalus
Noemi Cavinder
Salinity Tolerance of Aedes albopictus larvae
Jacky Chen
Elevation preference of Mosquitoes
Kimberly Joy Gabriel
Mosquito Smell Preference
Lillian Klusman

3:00 PM Presentations
Study on Mosquito Oviposition Height
Alexis Courrege
Mosquito Container Preference for Breeding Habitat
Kelly Monis
What do Mosquitoes Approaching Humans Prefer?
Masahiro Motomura
How Does pH Affect Mosquito Hatching?
Caitlyn Shigaki
The Effect of Citrus Essential Oil on Mosquito Larvae
Tina Watanabe

We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem this week. See you there!

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

 

 

🌬️ Respiratory Program Presentations Monday, May 2 at 10 AM

Come check out 4 virtual presentations on COVID-19, sleep apnea, inflammation in children, and iron lung vs modern ventilators from students in the Respiratory Care Practitioner Program’s RESP 316 class. Pop in anytime throughout the hour to hear 10-15 min presentations. Great for anyone interested in health care fields and related fields!

🎉 Congratulations to Jung Kim on another successful semester mentoring students in his program!!! 

RESP 316  Student Presentations
Monday, May 2 at 10 AM on Google Meet
Advisor: Jung Kim, Ph.D., RRT, RPFT
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

At these session, you can learn about the following: 

  • Do you want to know how to improve oxygenation in COVID patients?
  • Ventilators are widely used for COVID patients. Are you interested in how modern ventilators have been developed?
  • Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is newly reported worldwide. What are the symptoms and how do we manage them?
  • People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often develop heart failure. Do you want to know how to prevent it from happening?

Check out the presentation titles and the students in the graphic below or view it in this PDF. 

We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem over the next two weeks. See you there!

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

 

 

 

🌊 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF) is Coming! May 2-4 @10 am to 4 pm

Spend the last week of your semester helping our students feel connected to our campus community! Pop in for 10-15 minutes to check out a student’s presentation and see what research opportunities are available at KapCC. SURF is a casual space for faculty, staff, and students to share ideas and learn from each other.

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Online presentations via Google Meet
Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Some Highlights:

  • 🕊️ Did you know that Honolulu has a city bird? An important navigational guide, the Manu-o-Kū makes its home on our campus, and students track their nesting habits every semester. Learn about how the Manu-o-Kū are doing and where they nest (like the parking lot!) Monday, May 2 @ 1:30 pm and Tuesday, May 3 @ 10 am.
  • 🦟Do you know what’s effective against mosquitoes? Or that they might have color preferences? Learn more about the ecology of mosquitoes and how they thrive in Hawaiʻi on Tuesday, May 3 @ 2:00 pm and @ 3:00 pm
  • 🌱Learn how sustainability intersects with Tik Tok, Pacific Islander cultural lifestyles, Red Hill Water crisis, mental health, foster families, and more with brand new projects from Kealalokahi Losch’s HUM 295 SI class on Wednesday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm 

We also feature students from the Pāoa Indigenous Scholars Program who are collecting student stories from the campus for the Strategic Plan (throughout) and the Resilience Corps program who are mapping out stories of resilience from kupuna in our local communities.  

We have over 80 presentations on Native Hawaiian plants and animals, ocean sustainability, dating apps, natural disasters, and so much more! 

We will be posting more detailed session highlights in the KapCC News and on Instagram @kccurep and @kccstem over the next two weeks. See you there!

Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf 

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

Missing Large Package for STEM

Weʻre missing a large package containing a 3D printer that we need urgently for a student program. The box weighs 58 pounds and was possibly last seen in Manele building upon its delivery on or around February 25th.  However, it is possible that this package could be anywhere on campus as searches in the Manele have not been fruitful.

Item lost:
  • UPS box containing 3D Dremel printer
Description:
  • Brown box
  • Weighs 58 pounds
  • Label addressed to Brandon Marc Higa, Grants Office

If you have any information, please contact Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or call (808) 734-9440. Mahalo for your help!

🌊 Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF) Registration – Due Tuesday, March 1

Have students who are doing research, a project, creative work or participated in a summer research program? Or have end-of-the-semester presentations for your class? Consider showcasing their work at our biannual student conference, SURF. We welcome all forms of research and creative work from any discipline at any stage: proposals or literature reviews are a great way for your students to engage in professional development and prepare for future opportunities. 

Spring 2022 KapCC Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Online via Google Meet
Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM [TBD]
All disciplines and presentations formats welcome

Register Here

Registration:

  • Please let us know your presentation times and the number of student presentations by Tuesday, March 1. Wild estimations are accepted, so please register even if you’re not sure as it’s easier for us to downscale. 
  • If you’d rather send a spreadsheet, you can also do so on the form via a link. 
  • We are also looking for students who participated in a summer research program or internship to present their research and experiences.

Format: 

  • SURF is a drop-in, synchronous event. Your students will present multiple times throughout their allotted time like a F2F conference. Presentations are usually an hour, but alternate plans are ok.
  • Students must submit a 1- to 5-min video summary in addition to the poster/slides or other presentation materials. 
  • You can find poster templates, logos, guides, and conference info on our website: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf. We will be adding more content as the conference gets closer.

🗓️ Deadlines: Add our NEW URE Google Calendar

  • Registration Due: Tuesday, March 1
  • Presentation titles and info: Monday, November 22
  • Videos and presentation materials: Monday, November 29
  • Drop-in presentation tech support for you and your students: Tuesday, November 16 to Friday, November 19 
  • We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs and timelines as best as we can, so feel free to ask.

If you are new to SURF or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Li-Anne Delavega (ldelaveg@hawaii.edu) or call (808) 734-9440.

Reminder: FREE Stress Management Group Workshop for Students Monday, Feb 21

Many of us face unique challenges in these unprecedented times, but know that you are not alone! 🙏

If you are interested in speaking to people going through similar stressors and want to learn coping strategies from graduate-level counseling psychology students, then please consider signing up for this Stress Management Workshop. 🧘‍♀️

These sessions are free, completely confidential, and a chance to vent about anything with someone from outside of your school. It is also open to those who may not feel comfortable sharing, but would like to connect with others and hear their experiences. 👭

To sign up for a session, visit 🔗chaminade.edu/kahikimai/
and click on “Group Workshop: College + Pandemic Stress: How to Manage.” There you’ll find the registration form for KapCC students.

Space is limited, so claim your time slot while you can!