Keaholoa STEM Program
Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Education

Hawaiian Compass For Advancement of Science and Technology


Welcome to the Keaholoa Website

E komo mai! 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

University of Hawaii at Hilo website

The University of Hawaii at Hilo

 Summer Intensive 2010 application and recommendation forms


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 UHH students of Hawaiian ancestry who take courses or major in science, mathematics and technology fields. In Summer 2005, in partnernship with the Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, Keaholoa is offering its annual Summer Intensive Tutorial in Math & Science, an academic enrichment course intended to bring students up to speed in math and chemistry. In Fall 2005, Keaholoa offers NSCI 197 'Watershed Science in Hawai`i.' Throughout the Academic Year, Keaholoa offers paid internships to Native Hawaiian students in the Sciences.

- 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 lawai'a ke kai papa'u, he pokole ke aho; he lawai'a 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)

Important grant documents and reports found below.