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Clifford Kapono

2018 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

University of California San Diego, Chemistry
Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation
Fellowship Site: San Diego Union-Tribune

Born on the eastern shores of Hawai‘i, Cliff now lives a life filled with science research, independent filmmaking and professional surfing. Scheduled to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of California San Diego in 2018, his academic career is uniquely complemented with his athletic commitment to the sea. While contributing several peer-reviewed publications to the fields of molecular bioscience, he has also produced a handful award-winning films that discuss indigenous activism, ocean conservation, global food security and virtual reality. Fortunate to be featured in The New York Times, NBC, CBS, Surfer Magazine, Hawaii Business Magazine and more, he has also works with organizations such as The Polynesian Voyaging Society, The National Geographic, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and The Biomimicry Institute to share the power of education.

Fellowship publications  at San Diego Union-Tribune

6/14/2018         Scripps scientist worries how Antarctic climate change may affect San Diego

6/19/2018         Two of San Diego's top scientists to share $1.3 million Tang Prizes

7/02/2018         UC San Diego composer uses the sounds of the sea to inspire conservation

7/03/2018         Boom! Pow! Zap! The superheroes of the sea have invaded Birch Aquarium

7/04/2018         San Diego to host 42nd annual indigenous youth conference

7/08/2018         San Diego Zoo studies return of the giant panda

7/08/2018         Basic CPR and First aid procedures

7/08/2018         Take these courses to help you assist in an emergency

7/08/2018         Getting around San Diego during a disaster

7/08/2018         These smartphone apps will help you get through a natural disaster

7/08/2018         Train to volunteer during a disaster

7/11/2018         City partners with private and public groups to clean up San Diego River

7/12/2018         Scripps scientists discover ancient glacier melt as source of climate cooling

7/16/2018         Rare San Deigo owls recieve treatment after serious flea infestation