STEM Center


The STEM program has had a new home beginning in the Spring 2007. A new STEM center located on the second floor of the Kokio building has opened for business in January 2007, providing collaborative space for STEM students and faculty. The STEM center offers peer mentoring services, tutoring, tablet PC and desktop computer support, and educational resources for STEM students.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 9pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:30pm




The Grand Opening occured on March 9th, 2007. Press Media Release

Kapi‘olani Community College

STEM Center Dedication

Koki‘o Building • Room 202 • 2 to 4 p.m.




Leon Richards, Interim Chancellor


Dedication Ceremony

(After the ceremony, guests are to proceed upstairs to the Center)


Overview of STEM Program at Kapi‘olani CC

John Rand, PhD, STEM Program Coordinator



The Honorable Governor Linda Lingle


Kehau Manoi, Peer Mentor, Kapi‘olani CC STEM Student
Brooks Mitchell, Peer Mentor, Kapi‘olani CC STEM Student
Kawai Mar, STEM Alumni

will speak about what STEM means to them.


John Morton, UH Vice President for Community Colleges


Questions and Answers

Interim Chancellor Leon Richards to moderate Q & A

Tour of the STEM Facilities

Conducted by the Kapi‘olani CC students


Provided by the Kapi‘olani CC Culinary Arts Program


About the program:

The goal of the STEM program is to enhance the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instructional and outreach programs at Kapi‘olani Community College, as well as to increase the number of STEM students transferring to four-year degree programs as they prepare for careers in the STEM disciplines.


The program was started in August 2005 with a $1.25 million Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the development and implementation of the STEM program. The funding is spread over a five-year period and expires at the end of July 2010.


The college is in the process of developing a new Associate of Science degree in Natural Sciences (ASNS) with concentrations in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences with credits that are transferable to four-year institutions. The proposed ASNS degree is targeted to be available in Fall 2007.


  • A.S. Degree
  • STEM Center
  • Innovative Teaching
  • STEM Student
    Funding Opportunities

  • First-Year Experience
  • Second-Year Experience

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