‘Ike Le’a*: The UHMC New Science Building

January 11 2013: Science Building Dedication

Professor John Pye “The Science Guy” Maui News Guest Column — Ka‘ana Mana‘o: UHMC Anticipating New Science Building for 21st Century Learning

Maui News: Making a Place For Science

After the blessing led by Reverend Phillip Kaina was held on December 19 2012, STEM  faculty began moving into the new Science Building. The official community dedication of the new Science Building was on January 11 2013. Student Classes are transitioning to the new Science Building this Spring Semester 2013. There are eight Science Labs, including Physics, Astronomy, Optics, Marine Sciences, Microbiology, Anatomy/Physiology/ Human Biology, Chemistry, and an Independent, Roof-Retracting Teaching Astronomy Observatory (Maui’s “First”).

Maui State Senator Roz Baker: “I’m proud to be part of the Maui legislative team that secured funding for this important learning facility“.

Hawai’i Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui (former Maui State Senator) addresses faculty, staff, students and community supporters at Dedication.

Also, there will be a State-of-the-Art Multi-Purpose Auditorium with 120 Seats (Lectures, Performing Arts, Conferences) and a 30-seat Lecture-style Classroom.

A Campaign is underway for several key Naming Opportunities for this “transformational building” for Maui County, and indeed for the entire State of Hawai’i.

*In ‘olelo Hawai’i “See Clearly” is the current translation, it could also, as a cultural value and for the purposes of the use of the building, be interpreted as “Clearly Understand.”

Community leaders and supporters at the Dedication Ceremony.

STEM head Bruce Butler and Prof. John Pye

STEM Faculty at Dedication

State-of-the-Art Auditorium at new Science Building (120 seats)

Wind Turbines Seen From the Roof-Top of the new Science Building.

For more information about tours and more background regarding the new Science Building, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Ray Tsuchiyama at Email: ray.tsuchiyama@uhfoundation.org or Tel: (808) 984-3471. He is based at the UH Maui College Kahului, Maui campus, Hawai’i.