Participants in the Summer 2023 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will take advantage of high-throughput DNA sequencing and phylogenetic methods to study the identity and origins of Hawaiʻi’s native, endemic and invasive organisms. REU participants will be mentored by a diverse faculty from the School of Life Sciences, the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology and the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences. Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields, including Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and students currently enrolled in community colleges are encouraged to apply. Previous research experience is not required.

The 10-week REU summer program provides participants with stipends, and covers the costs of accommodations, food and travel to the REU site. This unique experience allows participants to gain hands-on research experience, providing an excellent stepping stone for future graduate studies.

Official dates: May 28th, 2023 - August 5th, 2023
Applications Due: February 15th, 2023
Selectees notified around March 15th, 2023

General Questions? - Please email us at

REU Program Coordinators

Dr. Stephanie Kraft-Terry
School of Life Sciences
Sinclair 216
2425 Campus Road

Dr. Peter Marko
School of Life Sciences
Edmondson 317
2538 McCarthy Mall