The public is invited to the 8th Annual “Islands of Opportunity Alliance” (IOA) Student Conference, hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, where 19 students will present their independent research results and experiences on the topics of information technology, marine science, physics, and biology.
The Islands of Opportunity Alliance is an initiative of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP), funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the amount of underrepresented minority students graduating with four-year degrees in STEM disciplines. UH Hilo serves as the lead institution in the 18-member alliance, with Chancellor Donald Straney as principal investigator of the program.
Partner institutions include American Samoa Community College, College of Marshall Islands, College of Micronesia – FSM, Guam Community College, Northern Marianas Community College, Palau Community College, Chaminade University, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, University of Guam, and all 10 University of Hawaiʻi campuses, with the exception of UH West Oʻahu.
The conference will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Wentworth 1. There also will be an opening reception and student poster session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Campus Center 301.
For additional information, contact the IOA-LSAMP office at 933-0705.