Hōkūlani – CLD-TEAMS Program Student Application Form (Hawaiʻi Summer Program)
What is the Hōkūlani-CLD-TEAMS Program?
It is an educational research program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and run by the faculty and staff at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Our goal is to help middle and high school students explore their interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and consider entering into STEM programs after high school.

In our projects, STEM includes a wide variety of different things such as chemistry, cooking or culinary arts, creative media technology, identifying native fish or plants, understanding what type of soil is best for various plants, knowing the reasons behind local fishing techniques, fish pond or coastline restoration, and much more!

In our program, students will:
  • learn how STEM is all around us­—in our daily lives, our home and our cultural practices
  • explore 6 STEM areas through culturally responsive hands-on activities
  • connect with different STEM careers, working professionals and college programs
  • experience STEM up close through field trips to local STEM companies and university labs
Our program is FREE! 

Who’s Eligible to Participate?
  • Recommended for current 7th – 9th graders, and current 10th and 11th graders are welcomed too!
  • Attend any public, private, charter, or home school on the islands on Oʻahu, Lānaʻi or Hawaiʻi
All students meeting the eligibility criteria listed above are welcome to apply. While we do our best to accept all students who apply to our program, priority will be given to students who are Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Filipino or students from any ethnic background with learning differences, learning assistance needs, and/or disabil(ites) such as IEPs or 504 Plans.

Hawaiʻi Program Dates and Locations:
  • Island of Oʻahu | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus | July 8 – 17, 2024 (Wait-list only)
  • Island of Lānaʻi | Lānaʻi High and Elementary School | June 10 – 19, 2024
  • Island of Hawaiʻi — East Hawaiʻi | University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo | June 3 – 7, 2024
  • Island of Hawaiʻi — West Hawaiʻi | Ke Kula ʻO ʻEhunuikaimalino | June 10 – 14, 2024 
Note: Our summer programs are "day programs" and are held Monday - Fridays, excluding Federal/State Holidays, during regular business hours.

Transportation to our summer program (Oʻahu Only):
We may be able to provide roundtrip bus or van transportation from a limited number of Oʻahu neighborhoods to UH-Mānoa at no cost to families. More information will be available upon acceptance into our summer program.

To learn more about Project Hōkūlani and CLD-TEAMS, please visit our website at: https://cds.coe.hawaii.edu/hokulani/

Ready to Apply?
  • If you are ready to apply to our program, please complete the questions in this form.
  • If you would like to receive a copy of this form in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi , Ilocano, or Tagalog, please email us at projecth@hawaii.edu.
  • If you would like to complete the PDF version, use this link: https://go.hawaii.edu/gQn
  • Deadline to apply: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 (Lānaʻi, Kona, Hilo)
Got Questions?
  • Contact us at projecth@hawaii.edu
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