2017 Summer Bridge

ʻIKE 2017 Summer Bridge Program: Hawaiʻi Calculus Academy

A group picture of IKE Students from KCC

Hawaiʻi Calculus Academy is a math-intensive six-week Summer Bridge program for Native Hawaiian students in pre-engineering and STEM.  Students will take a calculus course, meet with peer mentors, and work on an engineering project during Summer Session I (May 22–June 30).


Who We’re Looking for:

  • Native Hawaiian or underserved student in STEM
  • Pre-engineering majors
  • Students who are qualified to take calculas I, II or III by Summer Session I
  • Commited students who are willing to work hard


  • FREE tuition for calculus and SCI 295 (6 credits total)
  • Learn in a culturally-supportive environment with your cohort
  • Get one-on-one help from peer mentors
  • Work with faculty to build an underwater robot to study phytoplankton populations that will impact our future food and energy sustainability
  • Share your knowledge with the engineering community at our symposium


Only 10 students will be selected. Native Hawaiians, women, and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Deadline to apply varies across campuses. Please contact your college’s ʻIKE coordinator for more information or to apply.

Campus ʻIKE Coordinator Deadline
Kapiolani Community College Li-Anne Delavega
ʻIKE Recruitment & Retention Specialist
STEM Center, Kokio 202A
Phone: (808) 734-9440
Email: ldelaveg@hawaii.edu
Monday, May 1




Summer Bridge 2017: STEM and Hawaiian Studies Program

About us:
We are a six-campus University of Hawaiʻi collaboration focused on developing pre-engineering pathways for Native Hawaiians in community colleges. We provide a support system for all levels of your academic journey; from first-year to the second-year transfer process. The broader impact is on all degrees throughout the campus for Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented students, with STEM and Hawaiian Studies emphasized. An academic focus on Hawaiʻis environment and ahupuaʻa system, which provides a direct relationship for sustaining our students and the place in which they live. Your collaborative work space located in KCC Manono building is also enhanced with Māla Maunuunu (garden), which helps to sustain lāʻau lapaʻau and our ancestral practices. A diverse, competitive, local, global, and career engaged program to prepare you for internship and career opportunities.


About the Program:
The Kapiʻolani Community College Summer Bridge is an intensive six-week program for recent Hawaiʻi graduates interested in the exploration of careers in cultural Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). To help students establish a strong math and science foundation, students are mentored by college faculty and student peers. The program runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a two-hour math course, group study time, and hands-on activities. In the program, students explore ecology through ʻāina-based experience. Past projects have included Kalo microbiology, biodiesel processing, and ahupuaʻa level water quality assessment in urban Oʻahu. Students meet professionals, participate in service learning, and through direct experience, learn about careers in environmental fields from natural resource management to food sustainability to oceanography.

First-Year College Opportunities:

  • Sense of place on campus
  • Faculty and peers to support academic and career goals
  • ‘Āina-based experiences
  • STEM skill building
  • Funding for research work opportunities

Preferred Eligibility:

  • Application Requirements:
  • Academic Advancement
  • Program
  • Complete three or more math courses
  • Complete three or more science courses
  • Up to two years of Hawaiian Language
  • Plan to attend college in Hawai’i

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Summer Experience Application
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, or administrator
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • Personal Statement: Tell us your story

Contact Information:

Mrs. Keolani Noa
Phone: (808)-734-9236
Cell: (808)-728-1046
Fax: (808)-734-9151
E-mail: keolani@hawaii.edu

Application:  Summer Bridge 2017: STEM and Hawaiian Studies Program
Deadline: April 5, 2017