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2014 IOA- Student Conference

Ernesto presenting

Kanani Presenting her poster

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Luis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program

The 8th Annual Islands Opportunity Alliance ÔÇô Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (IOA-LSAMP) Student Conference, hosted by the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo, on Tuesday, August 5, in Wentworth 1. There was an opening reception and student poster session later in Campus Center 301. Nineteen IOA students from across the 18-member alliance will present their independent research results and experiences on the topics of information technology, marine science, physics, and biology. Partner institutions include: American Samoa Community College; College of Marshall Islands; College of Micronesia ÔÇô FSM; Guam Community College; Northern Marianas Community College; Palau Community College; Chaminade University; Hawai╩╗i Pacific University; University of Guam; and all 10 UH System campuses, with exception of UH West O╩╗ahu.

2014 IOA- Faculty Meeting

Greeting at the 2014 IOA Conference

The IOA administrative team hosted a joint meeting that brought together representatives and campus coordinators from each of the 18 IOA campuses in January 2014. The 2014 meeting served as an opportunity for 40 IOA members including campus coordinators, advisory board members, IOA support networks, and administrative staff and faculty to convene discussions on IOA topics and STEM education pathways in the Pacific.The meeting,hosted by the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo,was held on Wednesday January 8th& 9th at the ╩╗Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai╩╗i.

Group Shot at Faculty Meeting

Hawai╩╗i-based IOA members as well as 15 members traveling from Palau, Saipan, Guam, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands were welcomed on the first day of the 2-day meeting by UH Hilo and Hawai╩╗i Community College faculty and staff. Welcoming protocol was led by Hawai╩╗i CC Hawaiian Life Styles faculty member Dr. Taupouri Tangaro. The meetings concluded with a dinner reception to thank all IOA members for their valuable contribution to the program and commitment to supporting STEM education in the Pacific.