Twenty-nine local teachers will be better equipped to introduce engineering concepts to their students after attending a workshop during their Christmas break.
Nearly 500 scientists who specialize in researching chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants will visit the Big Island December 10-15 for a conference hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy.
Students from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will gain professional experience in Thailand beginning this school year because of an agreement with Faculty of Pharmacy, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
A member of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo joined the seven-member Hawaiʻi Board of Pharmacy, effective July 1. Gov. Neil Abercrombie nominated Carolyn Ma of Honolulu, who was recently confirmed as a member at a commissioning ceremony in Honolulu.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is the first in the nation to offer a Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) degree solely within a College of Pharmacy after an August 25, 2011 vote by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents.
A collaboration between the Hawaiʻi Department of Education and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy (CoP) should result in more students understanding engineering concepts and possibly choosing careers that will help build a better Hawaiʻi.
College of Pharmacy alumni from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo have been hired for jobs that require a PharmD degree in 16 states as well as Guam and Washington D.C. at various retail chains, community pharmacies and hospitals.
Forty-one native Hawaiian children in grades 9-12 had the opportunity to hear talks from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Pharmacy faculty and participate in lab demonstrations July 14 on the UH Hilo campus.