SOEST students share research at UHM Undergraduate Showcase

Fourteen SOEST undergraduate students presented their projects recently at the 2022 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Spring Undergraduate Showcase. Nearly 100 undergraduate research and creative work projects were on display at the virtual event.

Hosted by the Honors Program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, the Undergraduate Showcase is held at the end of every semester. It is a public event open to visitors on- and off-campus.

SOEST student presenters and the title of their oral or poster presentation are listed below:

Earth Science

Kiriana Anderson, “Real-time Geologic Hazard Monitoring of Kilauea Volcano with InSAR”

Tristan Helzer, “Using High-Definition Video Analysis on 2018 Eruption of the Lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea”

Kimberly Martin, “Developing InSAR Deformation Models and Coulomb Stress Change Simulations of the 2018 Kīlauea Eruption”

Environmental Earth Science

Nicole Cluff and Risa Scott-Smith, “What Prevents Farmers from Implementing and Continuing the Use of Soil Health Practices?

Kathy Ho, “The Ultimate Relationship Between King Tides and Watercress Yield

Global Environmental Science

Sara Bower, “Rate of DNA Degradation In Pygmy Killer Whales For The Estimation Of PostMortem Interval”

Tiana Hughes, “Using Nitrogen Stable Isotope Values to Track Nitrogen Cycling Over the Last 4000 Years at Cape Tuxen, Antarctic Peninsula”

Dingyi Liu, “Aging and Sea Level Rise: Exploring Future Elderly Population’s Accessibility to Essential Services in Honolulu, Hawai‘i”

Rayna McClintock, “Physiological Performance of Two Distinct Color Phenotypes of Porites compressa Fragments Under Thermal Stress”

Erickson Shull, “Developing A Low Cost Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Atmospheric Sensing”

Shannon Murphy, “Assessing Human-Induced Coral Reef Disturbances from Visitors at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Sofia Suesue, “Microbial Community Response to Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Kāne‘ohe Watershed”

Quinn Moon, “Molecular Evidence for Possible Cryptic Species in the South American Fruit Fly”

All UH Mānoa undergraduate students in all fields of study conducting a faculty-mentored research or creative work project are encouraged to submit an abstract to present at future showcase events. Visit the Undergraduate Showcase website for more information.