Important Dates:
Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

  • April 15, 2014: Scholars Application priority deadline
  • May 9, 2014: Scholars Symposium
  • May 30, 2014: Scholars Renewal Application deadline

Scholars News

Tatiana Oje photo Congratulations to Tatiana Oje! Tatiana Oje won first place for her poster presentation at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM held in Washington, D.C. Tatiana is a sophomore at Kapiolani Community College and is working on a project with Aaron Hanai. (Click on the image to see the full version. Tatiana is in the back row, fourth from left.)

Gavin Mura photo Congratulations to Gavin Mura on his recent best undergraduate poster win at the Tester Symposium 2014. Gavin is a senior in the GES program at UH Manoa. He is working on a research project with postdoctoral researcher, Christine Shulse, and research faculty, Michael Rappé. The title of his winning poster was, “Determining the Microdiversity of SAR11 Bacterioplankton Within a Coastal Zone.” (Click on the image to see the full version.)

William Truong photo CMORE Scholar Intern William Truong is co-author on a paper published in the The Biological Bulletin. William is a senior in the marine biology program at UH Manoa and is currently working with Professors Jeffrey Drazen and Erica Goetze, and postdoctoral researcher Kate Hanson. (Click on the image to see the full version.)

The 2013 Scholars newsletter (PDF) and 2013 Scholars slide show (98 MB .m4v) are also available.

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The C-MORE Scholars program provides hands-on, closely mentored research experiences for full-time undergraduate students within the University of Hawai‘i (UH) system who are interested in ocean and earth science-related careers. Students, especially underrepresented students such as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, from all UH campuses are encouraged to apply. Three levels of awards are offered, depending on the student’s skills, knowledge and experience. All Scholars receive guidance and help from a mentor who is an ocean or earth scientist. Mentors can be chosen by the student, or we can help find a mentor based on the student’s interests. In addition to conducting research, all Scholars attend monthly meetings on professional development, participate in educational outreach and present their research results at the end of the year.

Photo of Fall 2013-Spring 2014 C-MORE Scolars.

The Fall 2013–Spring 2014 C-MORE Scholars. Front row, left to right: Aliah Irvine, Kanoe Steward, Kirena Clah, Lisa Hall, Serina Kiili. Back and middle rows, left to right: Jennifer Wong-Ala, William Truong, Tatiana Oje, Louise Economy, Gavin Mura, Leilani Abaya, Rez Wong, Kalani Quiocho, Paul Bump, Daren Martin, Edna Diaz-Negron . (Click on the image to see a larger version.)

Applying to the Program

Competitive academic REU (paid): Students are accepted into the program through a competitive application process.

Affiliate Application (non-paid): Students who are majoring in an earth or ocean-related field, but are not part of the regular C-MORE Scholars program, may apply to become a C-MORE Scholars Affiliate. Affiliates may attend the monthly meetings related to career/professional development free of charge. Click here to access the online Affiliate application. Applications for affiliate status are accepted throughout the year.

Information for Current Scholars

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