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Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the REU program director and, at the same time, informed about the names of their assigned mentors. We will match each intern as closely as possible with a faculty member whose research suits the student’s interests.

Before You Leave Home

  • Work with UH team to arrange your travel logistics, you will be contacted by our Program Assistant via e-mail.
  • Complete the three pre-Course Training Modules with scores > 70%
  • Complete Kauluakalana Hoʻomakaukau unit – to prepare yourself for site protocols
  • Practice your own chant/song/speech from your culture to share during cultural protocols
  • Assemble small makana (gift) from your home island as gifts for site hosts and speakers
  • Complete logistics google form to help us better support you throughout the summer
  • Assemble all the field gear you need to be successful – see our packing list
  • Subscribe to the REU google classroom and calendar

When You Get To Hawaii

  • Someone from the REU team will meet you upon arrival at the Airport and help you get checked into campus housing.
  • First day of program will be an On-Campus tour of UH Mānoa and logistic orientation (ID cards, bus passes, wifi access, building access, parking etc..)
  • Complete Lab Safety Trainings
  • The first week of the program we will immersive you in a 3 day Kailua field camp to introduce you to our field sites in Kailua, to build relationships with place, site hosts, cohort and mentors, and to orient you the values, guidelines and expectations of the program.
  • The second week of the program you will start in the laboratory of your faculty mentor. Each mentor will provide an orientation to their research programs and ensure all interns are properly trained in laboratory safety and general laboratory operations.
  • The remainder of the 10 week program is a mix of service learning ma ka hana ka ʻike (in doing one learns), professional development, community engagement, scientific communication and research training.

Programatic Details

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