UH scientist awarded for study of heavens
University of Hawaii-Manoa planetary scientist Edward Scott
received the 2008 Leonard Medal from the Meteoritical Society
for outstanding contributions to the science of meteoritics and allied fields.
A professor since 1990 in the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Scott studies meteorites, planetary science and cosmochemistry. He has more than 130 research publications.
Marcus Kawika Iwane, a University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine student, is the first native Hawaiian to receive the American Medical Association Foundation's Minority Scholars Award.
The award recognizes scholastic achievement and future promise among first- or second-year medical students in groups that are "historically underrepresented" in medicine.
Imua Family Services received a $7,500 award from Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc. to support Camp Imua, which provides a weeklong overnight camp for 50 school-age children with special needs in Maui County.
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