The Akamai-Hawaii ISEE Chapter has a long history focused on engineering, technology and science related to astronomy, remote sensing, and related technical fields in the state of Hawaii, and includes many organizations.

Past participation and teaching activities of this chapter include: Akamai PREP Course (Preparation for Research Experiences and Projects) that prepares undergraduate students for summer projects in high-tech industry and observatory settings, University of Hawaii astronomy lab courses, and a range of bridge programs and other activities aimed at retaining college students in STEM.

Who can apply: Graduate students, postdocs, and professionals from Hawaii-based organizations are invited to apply for PDP participation through this Chapter.

Potential funding sources for participation in the 2017 PDP through this Chapter include:

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA95501510427) for teams directly involved in teaching for the Akamai Internship PREP course
  • ISEE’s NSF grants (AST#1347767 and 1643290)

Liaisons and contacts for this Chapter:

Michael Nassir: nassir@hawaii.edu

Geoff Mathews: mathewsg@hawaii.edu

Christoph Baranec: baranec@hawaii.edu

Austin Barnes (for questions related to Akamai involvement or general questions related to the PDP): isee.austinbarnes@gmail.com