Islands of Opportunity Alliance
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The world of Oceania is not small; it is huge and growing bigger every day. Epeli Hau‘ofa, "Our Sea of Islands."
Islands of Opportunity Alliance–LSAMP (IOA–LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that works to increase the number of underrepresented minority students graduating with two- and four-year degrees in STEM disciplines. UH Hilo serves as the lead institution in the IOA, which includes 10 other alliance partner institutions.
We are proud to share that in February 2020 Keaholoa STEM Scholar Program students Kainalu Steward and Sheldon Rosa presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Seattle, Washington.
"Informative Kits for Education: Preparing Hawai‘i Communities for Ocean Acidification" (Rosa)
"Habitat Preference, Abundance, and Growth Rate for Allacanthos Pittieri" (Steward)