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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

    Contact Us

    Contact Keaholoa
    Keaholoa website
    pihana@hawaii.edu
    keaholoa@hawaii.edu
    PB-13, Room 2

    Contact Hoku Pihana
    Title Graduate Teaching Assistant, Marine Science, Marine Science Department
    Email pihana@hawaii.edu
    Phone (808) 932-7274
    Fax (808) 932-7295
    Office location Portable Building 13 (PB-13), Room 2
    Mail:
    Hoku Pihana
    Marine Science Department
    University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
    200 W. Kāwili St.
    Hilo, HI 96720-4091