This competition is designed to increase cross-unit and cross-disciplinary collaboration in strategic areas that, with start-up funding, have a strong possibility for success in building on UH Mānoa’s strengths while also addressing challenges.
Winning Proposal: Early Undergraduate Course in Transformational Research Experiences (T-REx)
A place-based research course for freshman and sophomore students that will take advantage of the research expertise within the major STEM Organized Research Units, using a “ridge to reef” integrated systems approach. The course will provide students with a distinct opportunity to engage with a curriculum that emphasizes an integrated perspective of Hawaiʻi‘s diverse natural and social ecosystems.
Team Members: Judith Lemus, Hawaiʻi Institute for Marine Biology; Thomas Giambelluca, Water Resources Research Center; Randall Holcombe, UH Cancer Center; Darren Lerner, Sea Grant; Margaret McFall-Ngai, Pacific Biosciences Research Center; Robert McLaren, Institute for Astronomy; Richard Rocheleau, Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute; Andrew Rossiter, Waikīkī Aquarium; Rob Wright, Hawaiʻi Institute for Geophysics and Planetology; Rakan Zahawi, Lyon Arboretum.
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