Deadline to submit: April 1, 2024

We are accepting applications for Summer 2024 for students who will remain on the Island of O‘ahu for the 2024-2025 school year to continue their project.

Participants in the Summer 2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will take advantage of ongoing research into the evolution, ecology, and conservation of Hawaiʻi’s native land snails. Participants will use integrative approaches, including high-throughput sequencing, field, ecology techniques, and captive rearing experiments to better understand the dietary ecology and conservation requirements for threatened land snails. In addition, participants will be actively involved in science curriculum development for K-12 applications in partnership with teachers from Hawaii's public schools. REU participants will be mentored by scientists at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and work with partners from the Department of Education to help develop and deliver novel curriculum based on the summer research experience.

The 10-week REU summer program provides participants with stipends, including a stipend to offset the cost of housing and transportation to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. This unique experience allows participants to gain hands-on research and curriculum development experience, providing an excellent stepping stone for future science educators.

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