Summer Bridge Programs

  2014 Summer Bridge Programs

For the summer of 2014, the Kapi‘olani Community College (KapCC) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program will once again be hosting multiple Summer Bridge Programs.

2014 Summer Bridge dates:  June 16th-July 25, 2014 :

  • HāKilo 1 (application form): For High School students interested in life sciences.
  • HāKilo 2 (application form): For Kapi‘olani Community College students interested in life sciences.
  • ‘IKE SEE1 (application form): For High School Students interested in Engineering

What is HāKilo 1 & HāKilo 2?
The KapCC STEM Program offers summer opportunities for both High School students “ HāKilo 1” and KCC College students ,” HāKilo 2”. These programs are a six-week summer experience for students interested in the life sciences (biology, ecology, ocean chemistry). HāKilo features math-intensive summer courses, hands-on ‘āina-focused investigations, and educational huaka‘i. Native Hawaiian and other students from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

What to expect:
Each morning, students engage in an emporium-style math course taught by college instructors and assisted by student peer mentors. Each afternoon, students participate in faculty-guided research projects involving everything from aquaponics and loko i‘a to poi microbiology and watershed mapping.

What you gain:
Applicants accepted into HāKilo are awarded a full scholarship that covers lunch, math course tuition, books, materials, and supplies. Students committed to the program gain an edge on math and build their study skills. Upon successful completion, students earn valuable math credit and leave with not only a hui of peers in STEM and study skills, but a better understanding of O‘ahu’s ecology and various life science career pathways. HāKilo strives to:

  • Integrate STEM, sustainability, and nohona Hawai‘i (a vibrant Hawai‘i culture and lifestyle)
  • Form a hui of highly motivated students in STEM majors
  • Provide students with a strong foundation in math and science

How do I apply?
Complete and submit the following:

  • HāKilo Application Form
  • Personal Statement: tell us about yourself!
  • High School or College transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

Submit all of the above to:
Mrs. Keolani Noa, STEM Summer Bridge  Coordinator
Kapi‘olani Community College, Math and Sciences
4303 Diamond Head Road, Koki‘o Building
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816
or FAX to: (808) 734-9151, attn: Mrs. Keolani Noa

I still have questions. Who can I talk to?
KapCC STEM Program Outreach: (808) 734-9236
Mrs. Keolani Noa, keolani@hawaii.edu


What is ʻIKE SEE 1?
The ʻIKE Summer Engineering Experience 1 (SEE1) is an intensive six-week program focused on supporting Native Hawaiian community college-bound high school graduates interested in exploring engineering. Hosted by Kapi’olani CC’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program, ‘IKE SEE1 helps students set a strong foundation for their academic journey through mentoring by college faculty and student peers in a supportive environment.

What to expect:
The program runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a morning math emporium course, collaborative study time, and afternoon hands-on engineering projects. Weekly huaka’i highlights sustainability-related engineering sites and explores Oahu’s engineering past, present, and future.

What you gain:
Applicants accepted into ʻIKE are awarded a full scholarship that covers lunch, math course tuition, books, materials, and supplies. Students committed to the program gain an edge on math and various college skills. Upon successful completion, students earn valuable math credit, hands on project experience, a network of peers and faculty support, and a better understanding about the world of engineering.

How do I apply?
Complete and submit the following:

  • ʻIKE SEE 1 Application Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Your current High School transcript
  • Personal statement: Tell us your story and help us get to know you in 500 words or less. Please share your experiences, goals, and interests.

*IKE application form can also be found online: www.hawaii.edu/ike

Submit all of the above to:
Lynsey Bow, ʻIKE Recruitment
Math and Science, Kalia 101
Kapiʻolani Communtiy College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawai’I 96816

Questions?
Please contact Lynsey Bow, ʻIKE Engineering Outreach Specialist
lynseyb@hawaii.edu
(808) 734-9425

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