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A collection of recent TMT press releases and articles featuring TMT.

TMT Science Advisory Committee meeting


Nearly 50 participants of TMT’s Science Ad more »

Akamai Workforce Initiative has opened the application process for its 2016 Akamai summer internship program


Akamai Workforce Initiative has opened the application process for its 2016 Akamai summer internship program. Program dates are set from June 12-August 12, starting with a 4-day Preparatory Course... more »

$100,000 IN THINK FUND AT HCF SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDING AVAILABLE Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM College Degrees Encouraged To Apply


PASADENA, CALIF (January 25, 2016) – THINK Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) Scholarship applications are currently being accepted through HCF's common online scholarship application... more »

Call for Membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams


Applications for membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) are being accepted until 15 January 2016. The ISDTs provide scientific guidance and feedback to the TMT project... more »

THINK Fund STEM Classroom Grants to Kona, Volcano, Laupahoehoe, Kau and Pahala Schools


The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation, established by TMT, continues to support teachers in Hawaii Island schools to boost STEM learning for their students.... more »

The Hawaii Supreme Court Ruling


On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court invalidated the Conservation District Use Permit issued by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) to the University of Hawaii - Hilo... more »

Statement from TMT regarding HSC ruling


 From Henry Yang, Chair TMT International Observatory Board of Directors: more »

UH confirms TMT project is the last telescope site on Maunakea


 [From University of Hawaii] - A letter from University of Hawai?i President David Lassner to Department of Land and Natural Resources Chair Suzanne Case confirms that the Thirty Meter Telescope... more »

TMT to Conduct Site Preparation


A small crew of local workers will go to the Thirty Meter Telescope site this month to conduct site preparation activities, starting with equipment maintenance and repairs. An exact date has not... more »

Statewide Poll Results Show Strong Support for TMT; Results Released Today


On the following pages are the results of a statewide scientific public opinion poll conducted in October 2015 by Ward Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Total... more »