5/3/2017 Source: Office of Communication Services, CTAHR
Twenty biological engineering (BE) students and six faculty and staff from the BE program, along with CTAHR’s ASAO, braved foreboding weather at the BE Undergraduate Team-Building Event on Saturday, April 29. The group toured Kualoa Ranch in a rustic WWII-model bus, learning the rich history and heritage of the ranch. The group also took part in challenging activities that honed teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills, followed by lunch and a facilitated evaluation of the BE academic program. The students offered very insightful feedback on what they liked about the program as well as possible ways to improve it. The Kualoa activity was successful and fun in every respect, demonstrating that BE students are, indeed, among the best problem solvers at the university and shattering the stereotype of engineers as reclusive and sedentary! Mahalos go to the ASAO and USDA-NIFA for supporting the team-building event and to Ryan Kurasaki for planning it, and to the BE students for their great energy and engagement! Check out the pix’n’videos here.