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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


2016 REU


Final Poster Exhibit

Participants spent the final day of the 2016 REU Experience presenting their research to the UHM community. Prof. Ronald Cambra, Assistant Vice Chancellor of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, gave an opening address, and applauded all the participants for their efforts.


Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology

During week 6, participants used 'Workshop Wednesday' to focus on refining their posters for the Poster Exhibition. In week 7, however, Dr. Kraft-Terry led an in-depth discussion about preparing for and applying to graduate school.

Palehua-Palikea Hike

During week 4, participants worked on honing their CVs and Resumes during 'Workshop Wednesday'. In week 5, they began preparing their posters for the final Poster Exhibit, with real-time guidance from the mentors.

Community Day at Hookuaaina

The students worked hard this week on their research projects in their respective labs. In 'Workshop Wednesday' they learned about giving scientific presentations, and began initial preparations for their final poster exhibit.

Fun in the Sun!

After a week of hard work and long days, participants and mentors hit the beach to enjoy the beauty of the island of O‘ahu.



The first week of the NSF-funded DNA-Based Discoveries in Hawai‘i's Biodiversity at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) started on May 31st, 2016, with a comprehensive orientation week. All ten participants dove right in following the completion of their biosafety training. Throughout the week, Dr. Stuart Donachie, REU PI, led the participants in a variety of laboratory training exercises to hone their skills in pipetting, microbiology, aseptic technique, working with bacteria, DNA isolation and purification, PCR, electrophoresis, DNA sequencing and more.


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