Archive for June, 2013

Sustainability the Hawaiian Way (Part 2) – Ahupua'a.


Sustainability the Hawaiian Way (Part 1) – Malama ‘Aina.

The Steward Lab in the UH Manoa Department of Oceanography has a research opportunity for an undergraduate student this summer through the McNair Program (, which will provide a stipend to students who meet the following qualifications:

– U.S. Citizenship or permanent U.S. residency
– A 2.7+ minimum cumulative University of Hawai’i GPA
– Minimum junior class standing
– Intend to pursue a Ph.D.; students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering or math are strongly urged to apply. This program is not open to students intending to pursue professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, management or law.
– Be from the first generation within the immediate family to complete a baccalaureate degree and from a low-income background (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education); and/or be a member of a group historically underrepresented in higher education (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, Pacific Islander)
– Able to participate in a full-time summer research internship
– Able to complete a directed research seminar during academic year

The research opportunity is to work in the state-of the art C-MORE Hale building, studying the growth characteristics of a human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus. This bacterium infects people and causes life-threatening disease. We have isolated strains of the bacteria from the Ala Wai Canal, here in Honolulu, and are working to characterize them. We will fully train undergraduate students, however a background in microbiology, biological sciences or environmental science would be helpful. Work would include laboratory experiments, with the possibly of a field component.

If interested please contact:

Olivia D. Nigro, PhD –
Department of Oceanography
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1950 East-West Road, C-MORE Hale

Attend the 2013 ABRCMS held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, from Wednesday, November 13, to Saturday, November 16. This acclaimed conference provides an opportunity for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to present their research through poster and oral presentations and expand their scientific and professional development through innovative sessions, as well as networking opportunities. Students also learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities, and postdoctoral fellowships by participating in the ABRCMS exhibits program.

APPLY – Poster/Oral Presentation & Travel Awards –

· May 30 – Abstract & ABRCMS Student Travel Award Submission Site OPENS

· September 6 – Abstract & ABRCMS Student Travel Award Submission Deadline

· September 27 – Judges’ Travel Subsidy Application Deadline

· September 27 – FASEB MARC Travel Award Application Deadline

REGISTER – Hotel and Conference Registration –

· June 10 – Conference and Hotel Registration OPENS

· October 21 – Discount Registration Deadline; fees increase by $100 after October 21

Hotel space is limited; reserve your room(s) early

VOLUNTEER – Call for Abstract Reviewers & Judges –

Active researchers are needed to serve as abstract reviewers and judges at the 2013 ABRCMS. Doctoral-level graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, faculty members and program directors are eligible to volunteer.

Online Abstract Reviewing, September 11 – 15
On-site Judging, November 14 – 16

EXPLORE – Interactive Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

View the exhibit hall, contact confirmed exhibitors and plan your booth visits before arriving in Nashville. Over 250 exhibitors have already been confirmed; explore the interactive floor plan today!

For complete details, please visit the ABRCMS website:

Ka Wai Ola: Iune (June) 2013

 Check out this month’s issue of Ka Wai Ola – The Living Water of OHA at

OHA - Ka Wai Ola, Iune (June) 2013

OHA – Ka Wai Ola, Iune (June) 2013

 On this month’s cover:
Preserving Palauea, Page 14

Preschool for homeless earns national accreditation, Page 4

Portraits in purity, Page 6

Worldwide Voyage to set sail around Islands, Page 12

Current Career Opportunities:

Inside Sales Representative (Sales & Marketing) – FT, High school diploma or equivalent; preferred min. 5 yrs of construction sales; excellent customer service skills & marketing experience. Develop and meet sales goals throughout territory; build, develop & maintain relationships with customers & manage sales call reports & weekly call planners. Develop ecommerce business opportunity; develop price quote process for machinery & work tools; maintain social media presence on behalf of company. Draft press releases, assist with marketing campaigns, special events; take departmental inventory on a quarterly basis. $19.15 per hr. (Waipahu)

EPG Sales Representative (Sales) – FT, BA/BS or equivalent or 5-10 years experience; minimum 3 yrs experience with EPG equipment sales in construction/electrical industry. Travels 50% of the time; locates & stays informed on all projects within the territory or involving contractors or engineering firms within the area. Prepare quotes, process new orders, generate leads for generators, load banks or compressors for rent and/or maintenance contracts. Must have good communication skills, business etiquette, ability to multitask & establish priorities; must maintain a flexible attitude and operate successfully under ambiguous guidelines; computer skills required. $1,385.00-2,500.00 per pay period. (Waipahu)

Project Manager (Engineering) – FT, HS diploma required, BS in Engineering preferred. Must be able to multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to communicate clearly & effectively as related to environmental permitting, electrical performance & mechanical system installation. Manages  projects in support of sales & delivery process of new engines; prepares & maintains cost proposals, submittals & schedules for EPG/Industrial/Marine markets. Performs engineering analysis & design of custom packaged reciprocating engine systems using various manufacturer’s applications & guidelines.$1,923.00-3,462.00 per pay period. (Waipahu)

Engineering Intern (Engine Sales) – FT, possess good verbal, written and analytical skills. Requires a working knowledge of relevant computer systems and software including but not limited to MS Suite. Must be an Engineering undergraduate or Professional Student in good academic standing with a minimum of two (2) years of course study. Good organizational skills, problem-solving abilities, time management skills and initiative. Flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must have the ability to communicate  technical information as related to environmental permitting, electrical performance and mechanical system installation and operation. Have a valid Hawaii Drive License with a clean driving record. (Waipahu)

Candidates are rquired to go to & complete application form online.

Please call Lavinia Mataele at 808-676-0385 or Geoffrey Torres at 808-683-6509 for more information

Attention all CEE Senior, Junior and Sophomore:

Layton Construction is looking for an intern to work from their Kauaioffice.  See the job description below.  If you are interested, please send an email along with your resume to Jared Smith at Layton Construction by June 15, 2013.  His email is



This posting is a holding spot for applicants that desire an Internship with Layton Construction for 2013.

We are interested in third year students in a Construction Management/Civil/or similar Eng. program at a university.

Our intern for Layton Construction aids and assists the Project Engineers, Project Managers and Superintendents on construction projects.

Commercial construction experience will be preferred.


 • Becomes familiar with the assigned project plans and specifications in order to assist the engineer with the project.

• Process RFI’s, Submittals (collects from subcontractors and distributes to architects/engineers/consultants).

• Assists in creating pay applications

• Distributes drawings and communicates information to subcontractors

• Collects and organizes bid information

• Prepares Project Review packages

• Assists in publishing weekly progress reports for assigned projects

• Completes follow up for receipt, review, and distribution of information required for project construction.

• Researches construction problems.

• Updates project schedules as needed.

• Assists in bidding and in developing scope of work for trade contractors.

• Follows up for review and approval for shop drawings, samples, material lists, etc.

• Maintains logs, reflecting the status of shop drawings, requests for clarification, change requests, and proposal requests.

• Assist in ensuring appropriate materials are available for the preparation of the project


Required: Two to three years college.

Required: Mobility – Our interns can be assigned to projects as needed: Our projects are located throughout the United States.

Our Salt Lake City office is listed on this posting as the corporate base. This may NOT be the location the Intern is assigned.

Three years of Construction Management curriculum.
Commercial construction experience will be preferred.

Talk Story with DLNR

DLNR invites fishermen to an informal “talk story” session with DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. at 6 p.m. the last Thursday of every month in the DLNR Boardroom on the first floor at 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu.

The next meeting is Thursday, May 30. For this upcoming meeting, Dr. Jeff Drazen, UH Manoa Oceanography will be presenting his teams monitoring results of the Bottomfish Restricte…d Fishing Areas (BRFAs). This research is being conducted under contract by the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) to provide resource managers with scientific data on the management areas.

DLNR is hosting locations on the neighbor islands to provide an opportunity to view the presentation and participate in a question and answer “talk story” session to follow the half hour presentation.

Remote locations to participate in the meeting on May 30 at 6 pm are:
Maui – Kihei Sanctuary Office at 726 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753.
Kona – Honokohau SBH/District Offices at 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

For more details on these meetings e-mail