Category Archives: Student

🔥 Three Panels on KapCC Student Perspectives TODAY

Ever wonder how to get more students engaged in your class, program, or service? What are their experiences on our campus? How do they see the college? Pop in anytime to hear what student researchers found when they collected stories across campus and how they would like to integrate student voices and experiences into the future direction of our college.

Presentations are grouped by KapCC’s Student Success Pathway bubbles to provide different perspectives on the following topics. Click on the image to see a larger image of students and titles (readable PDF):

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

Mon, May 2 @ 10 AM-12 pm: Thrive
Mon, May 2 @ 12 PM-2 pm: Engage
Mon, May 2 @ 1 PM-3 PM: Learn
Tues, May 3 @ 12 PM-2 PM: Connect
Tues, May 3 @ 10 AM-12 PM: Prepare
Wed, May 4 @ 2 PM-4 PM: Achieve

🎊 Congratulations to advisors Puna, Vern, Kristie, Miki, Donovan, and Erica for all their hard work this semester guiding our students!

Contact: Kara Plamann Wagoner, Michaelyn Nakoa, or Li-Anne Delavega

🌊 SURF Monday Overview @10 am to 4 pm

Take a break, bring some snacks, and come learn something new at our 15-20 minute drop-in presentations. We are posting overviews every day during SURF in the KapCC Newsletter so you can quickly see what’s going on!  All you need to do is go to our SURF Website to sign in and check the agenda for presentation materials and links. See you there! 

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

 Today, our KapCC students are trying to solve the following problems (sessions are an hour unless marked):

  • 🌬️What affects our ability to breathe? Learn about COVID-19, inflammation, and sleep apnea impact our lungs @ 10:00 am
  • 🐟Where are the fish stocks in Waikīkī and how does overfishing impact overall reef health? Hear how a student is monitoring fish populations in Waikīkī in order to determine which species are thriving @ 1:00 pm.
  • 🕊️ What does bird poop and resilience have in common? Find out why Manu-o-Kū poop can hold the key  @ 1:30 pm!

Throughout the day:

🦺What can I do to mitigate the damage to my community after a natural disaster? Today, we have presentations on the Hilo tsunami, Oregon wildfires, Kalanianaole Floods, Japan earthquake/tsunami, Texas winter storms, and coastal erosion on our shores. 

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

🔥 Hear Student Perspectives On KapCC: Mon, May 2 to Wed, May 4

Ever wonder how to get more students engaged in your class, program, or service? What are their experiences on our campus? How do they see the college? Pop in anytime to hear what student researchers found when they collected stories across campus and how they would like to integrate student voices and experiences into the future direction of our college.

Presentations are grouped by KapCC’s Student Success Pathway bubbles to provide different perspectives on the following topics. Click on the image to see a larger image of students and titles (readable PDF):

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

Mon, May 2 @ 10 AM-12 pm: Thrive
Mon, May 2 @ 12 PM-2 pm: Engage
Mon, May 2 @ 1 PM-3 PM: Learn
Tues, May 3 @ 12 PM-2 PM: Connect
Tues, May 3 @ 10 AM-12 PM: Prepare
Wed, May 4 @ 2 PM-4 PM: Achieve

🎊 Congratulations to advisors Puna, Vern, Kristie, Miki, Donovan, and Erica for all their hard work this semester guiding our students!

 

This project is a pilot initiative with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Pāoa Indigenous Research Program to capture student voices in the college’s Strategic Plan. Pāoa is a collaboration between the KapCC Undergraduate Research Experiences Program and the Kapo’oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success and is funded by the National Science Foundation Bridges-to-Baccalaureate (B2B) grant (LSAMP: NSF award HRD-1619702). Pele Logo designed by Tre Zamora.

Contact: Kara Plamann Wagoner, Michaelyn Nakoa, or Li-Anne Delavega

🌊Tips and Tricks to Help You Enjoy SURF Next Week Monday through Wednesday @ 10 AM to 4 PM!

The Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF) starts next week Monday and our agenda is live! Here are some quick tips and tricks from our quick guide to get you up to speed on the event so you can engage with students.

🌊Everything you need is one click away on the front page of our event website: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf. Don’t forget to sIgn-in once a day, every day.

Want to see all the session details in one space or send them to someone? Check out the new SURF Highlights section on our website.

You don’t need to stay for an hour. You can hop in any room for roughly 15-20 min to catch one presentation, thank them, and go back to other things. Bring your lunch or snacks!

Did you just listen to a 10-minute presentation in Greek and can’t think of a single question? Feel free to ask them to clarify, share your own knowledge or experiences with the topic, or use our handy list of questions, This is a great way to connect students to other campus resources as well!

Click on the poster pdf on the agenda before joining a room to see a clear and accessible version of the poster. We love the closed captions to catch hard to hear moments as well!

In a hurry and can’t figure out the website/agenda? Look at the graphic below or watch this 4-minute video to get you to a presentation in no time. We have volunteers in every room to direct you to where you need to go or check out our help desk too.

SURF is a casual space for students, faculty, staff, and admin to share ideas and learn from each other. We have over 80 presentations on student campus perspectives, Native Hawaiian plants and animals, ocean sustainability, dating apps, natural disasters, and so much more! 

We will be posting daily session highlights in the KapCC News during the event and on our Instagram Stories on @kccurep and @kccstem. See you there!

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

🦺 What Can We Learn from Natural Disasters @ SURF?

What can I do to mitigate the damage to my community after a natural disaster? What policies and strategies are in place to protect us and how can we improve? Students in the OEST 101 class find personal and place-based connections to the natural hazards and investigate what happens when hurricanes, earthquakes, or climate change hits their neighborhoods.

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

🎉Congratulations to Jacob for advising 27 students this semester!

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

🌱Calling All Native Hawaiian Plant and Animal Lovers to SURF!🕊️

Did you know that KapCC is home to 9 indigenous/endemic plant gardens as well as the Manu-o-Kū, an important navigational bird that makes its home in the trees around campus? Find out more about what KapCC students are doing on campus and in our local neighborhoods to cultivate these species and how you and your students can get involved!

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

Congratulations to Miku, Mike, Wendy, and Herve for all of their hard work preparing our students to be good stewards of the land!

Monday, May 2
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Resilience Through Ecosystem Connectivity: the Role of Manu-o-Kū Poop
Meeya OʻDell
Advisor: Miku Lenentine, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 3
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
2022 Spring Manu-o-Kū Project
Meeya OʻDell and James Lee
Advisor: Wendy Kuntz, Ph.D.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Famine Foods for a Resilient Hawaiʻi
Tristan David
Advisor: Mike Ross, M.S.

Wednesday, May 4
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
KapCC Native Hawaiian Plant Gardens (3-part presentation)
Advisor: Herve Collin, Ph.D. and Li-Anne Delavega, M.A.

  • KCC Botanical Signage and QR inventory
    Emma Ho
  • Creating Botanical Website: Interconnecting And Interconnecting Culture And Technology
    Kaua Kalaiwaa
  • Supplementing STEM Research with Mo’olelo
    Keahi Akina

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wailupe Valley Native Forest Restoration
Joshua Forrest, Christopher Fujimoto, David Melzack, Waylon Tang
Advisor: Mike Ross, M.S.

We have over 80 presentations on black holes, 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

💖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

✏️ One Last Request: Take the 2022 Annual Library Survey!

Aloha! The library is down to the final days of our 2022 Annual Library Survey which ends on Friday, April 29th.

Two cartoon figures interviewing another while in the distance a cartoon character floats above the library holding a balloon

If you haven’t filled it out yet, we would really appreciate hearing from you to see how we are meeting your needs, and how we can improve our services and resources.

We want to hear from all faculty, staff, and *especially* students!
🙏 Please encourage your students to take the survey🙏

Questions?

☎️ (808) 734-9359
📧 kapccref@hawaii.edu
📲 text: 1-808-201-2986
🌎 https://guides.library.kapiolani.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