UH Maui College Space Grant Program Homepage


A Member of the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium

The Program at UH Maui College

Current Opportunities for Students

Recent Fellowship Recipients

UHMC Program-Related Links

Hawaii Space Grant Consortium Homepage (for in-depth information about Space Grant)

Contact Information


Maui from Space

John Pye
Associate Director
UH Maui College
STEM Department
310 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI  96732

Note:  Current information and links are posted whenever time permits.  Contact John Pye directly for the most recent information on program and student opportunities. 


The UH Maui College Program:

The UH Maui College Space Grant Program is part of the University of Hawaii Space Grant College Consortium, funded by a grant from NASA. The program promotes studies in areas concerned with the understanding, utilization, or exploration of space, and with the investigation of the Earth from space. Related fields of study include astronomy, engineering, adaptive optics, computer sciences, geology, meteorology, oceanography, physics, social sciences, and the life sciences. The program offers opportunities to conduct research or participate in internship projects by providing stipends (monetary awards) to support students working on approved projects.

Previous Space Grant projects have included astronomical observations utilizing telescopes and other astronomical instrumentation,  remote sensing studies of the Earth, satellite design, robotics, computer programming related to astronomical observations and data analysis, and helping construct a small observatory (including the dome and automated telescope) for research projects relating to asteroids, satellites, and space debris.  

We also have opportunities available to do research using the Faulkes Telescope, one of the largest optical telescopes in the world dedicated to undergraduate research and education, located on Haleakala, as well as a number of smaller remotely-operated and robotic telescopes throughout the country.

Each college in the UH system participating in the Space Grant Consortium (UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH Maui College, Leeward Community College, Windward Community College, and Kapiolani Community College) offers opportunities to students that utilize the strengths of each campus. UH Maui College has had many unique and interesting opportunities for students in its program due to our partnerships with various researchers and observatories, educational institutions, and government contractors on Maui.


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Current Opportunities for Students:


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Recent Fellowship Recipients:

Name Project(s)
Kevin Roy Astrometry of Asteroids - Near-Earth Objects and Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

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The following are sites related to asteroids, comets and space debris. The AMOS homepage is where you'll learn more about the observing program that the MCC Space Grant Program students have been involved in. For other interesting astronomy sites, click here.


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Contact Information:

If you are interested in knowing more, or would like to get involved in the UHMC Space Grant Program, please contact John Pye at:

JPye@hawaii.edu or leave a message at: (808) 984-3206

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