Important Dates

  • May 6, 2016: Scholars Symposium

Scholars News

Photo of Andrea Unzueta Martinez
Andrea Unzueta Martinez presents her research at the SICB conference in Portland.

Photo of Diamond Tachera
At GSA meeting in Baltimore, Diamond Tachera gets interviewed and accepts ExxonMobil Minority Scholarship Award.

Photo of Andrea Unzueta Martinez and Jenn Wong-Ala
Andrea Unzueta Martinez (l) heads to Ocean Sciences Meeting as part of ASLOMP, along with Jenn Wong-Ala (r).

Photo of Jazmine Panelo
Jazmine Panelo accepted to MSPHD Program at AGU Fall Meeting.

Photo of Jenn Wong-Ala and Anna Neuheimer
Jenn Wong-Ala (l) wins ICES best early career scientist presentation, for her research with Anna Neuheimer (r).

Photo of Mikayla Jones
Mikayla Jones wins spot in NOAA EPP scholarship program.

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C-MORE Scholars Projects

  • Fall 2015–Spring 2016

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Check out these student-produced videos on the C-MORE Scholars program

Preview of C-MORE Scolars slideshow.

“Why become a C-MORE Scholar?” by Kirena Clah (Dec 2015)

Preview of C-MORE Scolars slideshow.

“Learn about sewage pollution” by Devon Aguiar (Nov 2015). Includes narration so be sure to have your speakers on.

Preview of C-MORE Scolars slideshow.

Meet the C-MORE Scholars” by KiKrissy Remple (May 2015)


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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 2014-Spring 2015 C-MORE Scolars.

The Fall 2014–Spring 2015 C-MORE Scholars & Affiliates. Front row, left to right: Kirena Clah, Kanoelani Steward, Lisa Hall, Mikayla Jones, Melanie Keliipuleole, Cherie Kauahi, Lhiberty Pagaduan. Back row, left to right: Samira Fatemi, Tatiana Oje, Serina Haleaka Ki‘ili, Daren Martin, Jennifer Wong-Ala, Akamu Jaber, Leah Kamō‘īokalani Sausen, Maileho‘oaihinanomekealoha Aiwohi (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

Additional Resources

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