Important Dates:
Fall 2014 / Spring 2015

  • Sep. 6, 2014: Scholars Orientation
  • Dec. 12, 2014: Mid-Year Progress
    Report due
  • May 8, 2015: Scholars Symposium

Scholars News

Photo of outreach activities C-MORE Scholars conduct outreach activities at the program orientation. (Click on the image to see the full version.)

Jennifer Wong Ala photo Jennifer Wong Ala, Kirena Clah, and Cheryl Kauahi conduct research in Costa Rica through NAPIRE. Jenn (pictured) is studying the relationship between land-use change and stream health. (Click on the image to see the full version.)

William Truong photo William Truong flies MBARI’s remotely operated underwater vehicle, the Ventana, in search of the elusive Histioteuthis squid. (Click on the image to see the full version.)

The 2014 Scholars newsletter (20 MB PDF) and 2013 Scholars slide show (98 MB .m4v) are also available.

C-MORE Scholars Projects

  • New! Fall 2014–Spring 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

(PDFs unless otherwise noted)

Additional Resources

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