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Keaholoa STEM Program

We are an academic program at the University of Hawaii Hilo (UH Hilo) dedicated to increasing the represenatation of minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through our various program offerings. Explore the links to your right to learn more!

Keaholoa

Keaholoa refers to "the long fishing line," a metaphor for the academic tools mentor-teachers will provide STEM 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

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!

Of the foundation
Source (Wai)
There is life!
Sprout, Offspring
Flourish
Into the birds of Panaʻewa
Letʻs drink the waters
Waters of the Lehua blossoms
Waters of enlightenment
Waters of connections
Waters of the long breath of life
We are the descendents of Keaholoa