2016 Project Olonā Summer Bridge Program
This year’s schedule: June 13 – July 22
Kapiʻolani Community College 2016 STEM Summer Bridge is an intensive six-week program for recent high school graduates interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students will establish a strong math and science foundation, participants are mentored by college faculty and student peers in a supportive and engaging environment.
The Summer Bridge program runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., earning 3 college math credits and hands on experiences through ʻāina-based projects.
What is Project Olonā?
The KapCC STEM Program offers summer opportunities for High School students to gain knowledge and experience with the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This six-week summer program features a 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 experience in faculty-guided research projects involving everything from ocean scienc and loko i‘a to poi microbiology and watershed mapping.
What you gain:
Applicants accepted into the summer bridge program 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 college 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 STEM career pathways. The summer bridge 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:
- STEM Project Olonā Application Form
- Personal Statement: tell us about yourself!
- Copy of High School transcript
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
Project Olonā Brochure and Application form here: (PDF)
Submit all of the above to:
Mrs. Keolani Noa, STEM Coordinator and Native Hawaiian Outreach
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