The Islands of Opportunity Alliance-LSAMP student conference is a virtual, collaborative undertaking with our Bridge to Baccalaureate-STAMP partners located at Oʻahu, Kaua‘i, and Maui community college campuses.
The global spread of COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our Alliance as well our LSAMP peers across the United States. Most if not all of our IOA institutions have been forced to migrate courses to online platforms and many of our program activities have been reduced if not suspended altogether until normal operations can resume. These have indeed been uncertain and challenging times.
But challenges give rise to innovative solutions. Although the student conference was originally scheduled to take place in Hilo, Hawaiʻi on August 6-7, 2020, in an effort to ensure the maximum safety of our participants and attendees, we have chosen not to meet face-to-face but to instead harness the benefits of technology to bring the conference to you in virtual, curated format.
The links below will take you to presentations prepared by IOA-LSAMP and B2B-STAMP students from Hawaiʻi and across the broader Pacific. Their valuable contributions will be available for viewing August 6, 2020 and will remain on the IOA-LSAMP website indefinitely.
I am particularly grateful to Dr. Anthony Jay Sunga, Associate Professor at Guam Community College, for providing us with a stirring and eloquent keynote presentation. His words of enthusiasm and encouragement to current and future STEM students illustrate his deep-rooted commitment as a mentor and guide to the next generation of Pacific scientists. We are honored to count him as a valued colleague and friend in our IOA-LSAMP family.
My hope is that you will find this virtual joint collection of student research and intellectual engagement informative, thought-provoking and, above all, inspiring. Mahalo to our B2B partners and all the amazing mentors and teachers who have helped guide the students featured here. And to current and future students in STEM who visit this virtual space, kūlia i ka nu‘u — strive for the summit!
Investigating the Propagation of Electronic Waves Using A Quantum Mechanical Method
Integrating Computational Modeling in Newton's Law of Motion
Please be advised that any information or content derived from the contributions featured on this website, in part or in whole, must be credited to the authors using appropriate conventions of citation and reference.