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University of Hawaii : A learning place in tropical environment

Nguyen Hue. Professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry. College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources. University of Hawai‘i at . Manoa. June 2016. Where is Hawaii?. Hawaii. Pacific Ocean. Islands.

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University of Hawaii : A learning place in tropical environment

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University of Hawaii:A learning place in tropical environmentNguyen HueProfessor of Environmental Soil ChemistryCollege of Tropical Agriculture & Human ResourcesUniversity of Hawai‘i at ManoaJune 2016Slide2

Where is Hawaii?HawaiiPacific OceanIslandsPopulation: ~1.4 millionsOahu: ~ 1.0 mil.Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii (the Big Island)Slide3

Waikiki Beach…Honey moon paradise?Slide4

Mauna Kea (4200 m) on the Big IslandInternational astronomic observatoriesSlide5

10 of 12 soil orders in the world10 of 14 climactic zonesOnly USA state in the tropicsMuch in common with other Pacific island states, Asia, SE Asia


People in Hawaii…Inter-nationaland…fun lovingSlide7

@19,000 (14,000 undergrad.) students@$11,000/yr. in stateTriple for out-of-state or International studentsUniv. of Hawaii at Manoa (in Honolulu)Slide8

BS: 100 programsMS: 85Ph.D.: 58(36.2% Asian,22.6% Caucasian)Known for:Tropical AgricultureTropical MedicineAsian languagesOceanographyGeophysicsAstronomySlide9

9 Undergraduate Programs (BS)15 Graduate Programs (MS and PhD)6 Academic departments

CTAHR Academic ProgramsSlide10

Tropical Plant and Soil SciencesSustainable and organic agriculture, traditional plant breeding and genetic modification, horticulture, agronomy, tropical soilsSlide11

Natural Resources and Environmental ManagementForestry, watersheds, resource management, economicsSlide12

Molecular Biosciences and BioengineeringMolecular genetics, biological engineering, aquaponicsSlide13

Plant and Environmental Protection SciencesInsects, plant diseases, invasive pestsSlide14

Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal SciencesNutrition and obesity, food science, animal health and improvement, pasture management, feed, aquacultureSlide15

Family and Consumer SciencesChild development, family and community resources, elder care, fashion design and merchandisingSlide16

Student’s Life and Opportunities at the University of Hawaii at ManoaBS: completion time: 4.5yrs., completion rate: 60%MS: 2 years (plans A, B, and C)PhD: 4-5 years, a couple of papersAssistantships: @20,000/yr. + free tuitionEast-West Center scholarshipsSlide17

 Responsibilities of a faculty at UHMSome teach 100% (3 courses per semester)Some do extension 100%Some do research 100%Some have split appointment (say, 20% teaching, 70% research, 10% extension.Slide18

My example: 20% teaching, 80% researchSlide19

My example: 20% teaching, 80% researchSlide20

Publications:ResearchGate scoreSlide21

and get grants…Thank you for listening, and questions…?