University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Nā Pua Noʻeau

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David Sing, Director (
Nā Pua Noʻeau Building 381A, Manono Street Campus
Tel: (808) 974-7678

Nā Pua Noʻeau (NPN) is a Hawaiian education resource center within the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) that provides educational enrichment program activities to over 2000 Hawaiian children and their families annually in grades K through 12 throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. The Center provides a wide range of program activities from a one-day Super Enrichment Saturday to in depth multiple years training in STEM, leadership and health careers.  Nā Pua Noʻeau uses a program model that is designed to make learning meaningful and applicable within a Hawaiian context. Students specialize in content areas such as biology, geology, astronomy, marine science, environmental science, volcanology, voyaging, health careers and leadership.

Beginning in 2013, the Center offers community service, internships and stipends for native Hawaiian college students enrolled at UH Hilo in STEM or a health career major or intended major through the Keaholoa and Ke Ola Mau Programs respectively.

The Program has centers and staffing on all of the islands. All sites are at a University of Hawaiʻi campus with the exception of Lanai. Sites include University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kauaʻi Community College, Maui Community College, Lānaʻi High and Elementary School, Molokaʻi Education Center, and University of Hawaiʻi Center at West Hawaiʻi.

Revised 11/1/13