REU 2018 Group

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium

Students participated in the first annual UHM Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

We visited the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and witnessed the evaluation of a tsunami threat (or lack of threat) following another collapse event at the Kilauea summit.

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Enjoying Time Outside the Lab

The REU students have found a variety of ways to fill their time when they're not busy conducting their summer research projects.

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Hiking Palehua-Palikea Trail

We went on our annual REU hike on the Palehua-Palikea trail along the ridgeline of the the Waianae Mountains. 

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Relaxing at the Beach

After a week-long orientation at the start of the 2018 DNA-Based Discoveries in Hawai‘i's Biodiversity REU, the students and mentors enjoyed a well-earned day at the beach.

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Final Poster Exhibition

The 2017 REU Participants concluded their summer by presenting their research for the UHM campus.

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Hiking the Palehua Palikea Trail

We had an exciting opportunity to hike the Palehua Palikea Trail, along with the Earth Sciences on Volcanic Islands REU. We were fortunate to obtain access to this restricted trail and had the opportunity to see a variety of Native Hawaiian plants and insects.

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Plankton Towing Off Honolulu

Alexa and Elizabeth conduct plankton tows off Honolulu in search of larval stomatopods.

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Community Workday at Paepae o He‘eia

Everyone got muddy and worked hard to restore a native Hawaiian fishpond during the community workday at Paepae o He‘eia.

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A Day at the Beach

It may be June, but it doesn't mean we can avoid the rain. But with rain comes beautiful rainbows!

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Community Workday at Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai

REU students got their feet wet (and a bit muddy) while learning about the tradition of cultivating kalo.

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Orientation Week

The 2017 DNA-Based Discoveries in Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity cohort started their summer research experience with a weeklong orientation.

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Visiting the BioBlitz at Coconut Island

Participants enjoy a quick trip to the Hawai‘i Institute for Marine Biology (aka. Coconut Island) to learn about the BioBlitz going on in Kane‘ohe Bay as part of the Smithsonian-sponsored MarineGEO program.

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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.

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