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Keaholoa STEM Program

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  • Keaholoa Outreach Malama Makaliʻi
  • Students working at Honokea Loko iʻa, halihali pohaku.

Welina mai ke aloha! This is the website for the Keaholoa STEM Program. By following the links you will find information about the variety of program offerings, as well as contact information.

The Keaholoa STEM Program is funded by the National Science Foundation, Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Nā Mamo o Keaholoa

O ka papakū
He manōwai
He ola!
Kupu
Ōhāhā
ʻIa nā manu o Panaʻewa
Mūkīkī ka wai
Ka wai o nā pua Lehua
He wai mālamalama
He wai pilina
He wai Hāloa
Eia nā Mamo o Keaholoa ʻē!

Purpose

To increase enrollment, support, and graduation rates of Native Hawaiian students at UH Hilo in science & mathematics disciplines, and increase familiarity and the use of related technology.

The overall goal of Keaholoa STEM Program is to increase the number of UH Hilo students of Hawaiian ancestry who take courses or major in science, mathematics and technology fields. Throughout the Academic Year, Keaholoa offers paid internships to Native Hawaiian students in the Sciences.

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Our program name refers to "The long fishing line". A Metaphor for the academic tools mentor-teachers will provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students who will learn how to plumb the depths of academic inquiry"

He lawaiʻa ke kai papaʻu, he pokole ke aho; he lawaiʻa no ke kai hohonu, he loa ke aho.

(A fisherman of the shallow sea uses a short line; a fisherman of the deep sea has a long line.) "A person whose knowledge is shallow does not have much, but he whose knowledge is great, does."
(Pukui)