Akira Vernon

Akira was born and raised on the island of Oahu. After graduating from Kaimuki High School, he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa. Akira is also involved with the Hawaii Undergraduate Initiative...

Ariel Todoki

Ariel Todoki was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Kalani High School in 2014. She is a rising senior at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Music Performance as well as a minor in Math. After...

Dallas Tada

Dallas was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, and is currently a junior in the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He was originally pursuing a Nutrition degree, but his fascination in the cosmos convinced him to switch his major to Physics.  His pursuit for knowledge is his...

Varrick Suezaki

My name is Varrick Suezaki and I am currently a junior at the Illinois Institute of Technology majoring in applied physics specializing in aerospace engineering. I grew up on the Big Island but graduated from maryknoll in 2014. My main interests involve AMO (atomic,...

Michael Spetich

Michael Spetich is a physics major and math minor at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he will be a senior this fall. He grew up on Hawai?i Island in the town of Waimea, home to the W.M. Keck Observatory and the Canada-France-Hawai?i Telescope. The...

Heather Situ

Heather Situ was born and raised in Honolulu, Oahu. She is currently a junior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school, focusing on either Materials Science...