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.
(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.