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Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

PIPES symposium wraps up 2012 session

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Islands Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) Summer Internship Program concludes its 2012 session with the annual PIPES Student Symposium on Thursday, August 9 from 8-4:30 p.m., and on Friday, August 10, from 9- 3 p.m. in the University’s Science and Technology Building main lecture auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

PIPES provides undergraduate students of Native Hawaiian ancestry, other kama`aina, under-represented minorities, and first-generation college students the opportunity to work in paid summer environmental internships statewide.

This year 31 students participated in project-based internships with UH faculty, partner agencies and programs and took part in a variety of conservation science and resource management-themed projects. The 2012 interns will present their work and discuss their experiences at the symposium.


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