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Dynamic Structures is awarded $10 million contract award for final design phase of Thirty Meter Telescope Enclosure


[From Empire Industries Ltd.] - Empire Industries Ltd. today announced that its Dynamic Structures division has been awarded a contract from Canadian Commercial Corporation for the final design and production readiness phases of the Thirty Meter Telescope enclosure. The contract is valued at approximately $10 million, and is expected to be completed over the next 20 months. more »

Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction


HILO, HAWAII - The results of a new scientific poll show Hawaii Island residents support the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The public opinion poll conducted in July 2016 by Ward Research, Inc. shows that 60 percent of Big Island residents support moving ahead with construction of the TMT project, with 31 percent opposed. more »

THINK Fund at Pauahi Foundation Awards $194,000 in Scholarships to Hawaii Island Students


2016 Pauahi THINK Fund Scholars—Diverse, Creative and Courageous more »

From Around the World to Japan: Discussions of the Future for TMT


In May 2016, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan were gathering places for TMT-related scientists, engineers, educators and public communications experts from around the world to discuss and plan the future for TMT. more »

The future of astronomy in Hawaii hinges on the Thirty Meter Telescope
Physics Today


Mauna Kea, on Hawaii’s Big Island, remains the favored site for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), but in the face of multiple hurdles, the project’s leaders are making backup plans. The TMT partners hope the legal difficulties ensuing from the opposition to the telescope by some native Hawaiians will be resolved by early next year. If not, though, the partners intend to start construction somewhere else in April 2018. more »

Thirty Students Named To Akamai Summer Internship Program


The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawai‘i college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2016 summer internship program. more »