UH hosts Leaders Forum for Tribal Colleges, Native-serving Institutions

April 12-13th, 2018

The University of Hawaiʻi’s Office of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education hosted the National Science Foundation (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) Leaders Forum in Honolulu in April. More than 80 respected leaders from tribal colleges, Alaskan Native-serving and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions from across the U.S. attended the forum.  The theme of the 2018 Leaders Forum was Academic, Community and Career Pathways.

Project leaders from the national TCUP community met at both Kapiʻolani Community College and Waikīkī to discuss how to:

  • Increase the participation and enrollment of Native students in STEM career pathways;
  • Improve the quality of academic programs and pathways at Tribal and Native serving institutions;
  • Advise the NSF on how to best support these communities in the future.

Expert panelists, guests and speakers included Hōkūleʻa navigators and crew from UH and the Polynesian Voyaging Society Kaʻiulani Murphy, Haunani Kane and Lehua Kamalu; Emily White Hat from the American Indian College Fund; John Rand from UH System Office of STEM Education, Tribal College presidents, and program officers from the NSF.

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