Richard A. Crowe Memorial Scholarship Endowment at UH Hilo

History:  Dr. Richard Crowe was a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i Hilo. He had been a member of the UH Hilo faculty since 1987, and was awarded tenure in 1992. His teaching responsibilities ranged from introductory physics and astronomy to quantum physics, classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, astrophysics, and senior level quantum mechanics. He developed many online Web assignments and course presentations, including General Astronomy, General Astronomy Laboratory, Observational Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics, Galactic Astrophysics, Comparative Planetology, and Climate Change.

Dr. Crowe obtained his BSc and MSc in Astronomy from the University of Western Ontario in 1977 and his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1984. Dr. Crowe had an extensive background in observatory support work. From 1977-1979, he was the Resident Observer for the University of Toronto 24-inch Southern Observatory at Las Campanas, Chile. He was also the Canadian Resident Astronomer for the Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope (CFHT) from 1984-87. During his residency at CFHT, he had scientific responsibility for the high-resolution spectrograph, and was the observatory's public relations officer responsible for preparing the publication of the CFHT Information Bulletin. Dr. Crowe's research interests were in the areas of pulsating stars, stellar evolution and spectroscopy, with some 47 scientific publications in those fields. He also published nine scholarly articles and 18 Hawai‘i newspaper articles in the area of science education and criticism of pseudoscience. Professor Crowe was the Astronomer-in-Residence at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i since 2006, and did many planetarium presentations in that capacity.

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Description:  The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students majoring in astronomy for astrophysics if offered in the future at the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Arts and Sciences.
Level:  Undergraduate.
High School:  N/A
Residency:  N/A
GPA:  GPA of 3.0 or above.
Enrollment Status:  Full-time.
Contact Person:  Student Services
Contact Department:  UH Hilo Financial Aid Office
Contact Address:  200 W Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
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Contact Phone:  (808) 932-7449
Contact Email:  [email protected]
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