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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

Are you a current Natural Science Major?

Schedule with STAR Balance
Excluding appointments with Mathematics and Physics Major advisors

Opportunities

  • Events

    Operation Wallacea

    Operation Wallacea has run biodiversity research expeditions for the last 25 years to a series of sites (mainly biodiversity hotspots) worldwide (www.opwall.com), helping university students from around the world gain valuable experience and get their hands dirty with real biodiversity research. From dense jungle and European grasslands to coral reefs and Mediterranean seagrass meadows, our network of more than 200 academics assist in developing and leading cutting edge research projects that help to inform local conservation management strategies.
    There are three webinar dates you can register for to learn more!

    Careers in Intelligence Virtual Career Fair

    Are you interested in a career with the Intelligence Community? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet with and he from recruiters on-line about current and future jobs and careers!

    The upcoming Intelligence Virtual Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 9am-12pm via Brazen.

    Open to all UH Students and Alumni!

    NCAR Explorer Series: Student Opportunities at NCAR | UCAR | UCP

    Are you interested in conducting scientific research in the interdisciplinary field of Earth System Science (atmospheric sciences, solar and space physics, engineering, computer science, or other STEM fields)?

    Join the conversation to learn about the myriad types of support you’ll receive as a student through mentorship, networking, and professional development by participating in one of our student programs.

    November 3, 2021 (virtual)

    Teach for America Hawai'i

    Teach for America Hawaiʻi is nationally connected, locally rooted. Learn more about joining the movement toward educational equity on Thursday, November 4th from 4:00-5:00pm. This time will be used to connect, share more about Teach for America Hawaiʻi, talk story to see if this opportunity might be a good fit for you, and to answer any questions you may have. You are invited to drop by or stay the whole time.

    UW Pharmacology Open House

    The UW Pharmacology department hosts a diverse field of research areas including neurobiology, biochemistry, structural biology and genetics/gene architecture. This year they will be holding 2 virtual informational events to provide more information to prospective students about their graduate program, department, and the admissions process. The virtual events will be held on October 19th and November 9th from 9 am - 12 pm PST.

    Blending of Culture and Science

    "Both culture and science have sought to answer the questions about who we are, where do we come from and where we are going. However, as science became more technologically advanced, the role and significance of culture experiences in this quest of has diminished—often at the expense of losing precious indigenous knowledge and scientific innovations.
    Recognizing that creating a balance between culture and science is essential to a sustainable future in Hawai‘i and around the world, the University of Hawai‘i (UH) is hosting this timely three-day conference that will bring together a wide range of subject matter experts to discuss the path forward."

    Summer 2022 Dublin Organic Chemistry Info Meeting

    Want to earn credit for Organic Chemistry while traveling abroad? You can earn UHM credits for Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture and Lab (CHEM 272, CHEM 272L and CHEM 273, CHEM 273L) towards your UHM Degree as a College of Natural Sciences student while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland!

    SMART Scholar Panel Webinar

    Join Department of Defense leadership and SMART scholars on October 19 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program and hear scholar journeys. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program offers STEM students who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. a full scholarship, internships, annual stipends and guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2021.

    2021 JABSOM PBL Demonstration Dates

    An orientation to the JABSOM curriculum will be held which includes an explanation of PBL and the opportunity to take part in a PBL exercise.

    This session is strongly recommended for those applying or planning to apply to JABSOM.

    Summer: August 13, 2021 (Friday), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Please register by August 6, 2021
    Fall: December 17, 2021 (Friday), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Please register by December 10, 2021.

    Please complete the PBL Demo registration form at: https://forms.gle/eDr6YnrimfD6xa4e6

  • Co-Curricular

    NASA Spacesuit User Interface Challenge

    NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students) challenges higher education students to design and create spacesuit information displays within augmented reality (AR) environments. Join and contribute to the Artemis Mission to the Moon!

    The Data Incubator

    The Data Incubator application is open! The Data Incubator is an immersive full-time and part-time data science and analytics programs were designed for those with a passion for data looking to take the business world by storm. ​

    2021 Neurobiology & Behavior: Diversity & Inclusion Weekend

    The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY welcomes underrepresented groups in STEM* to apply to participate in Tier 2 of our Graduate School Diversity & Inclusion Weekend (DIW) program. Tier 2 is for those who plan to apply to graduate school in the fields of neurobiology, behavior, and/or evolution this application cycle.

    Student Game Award

    Got a game to show? Want to make a game?
    Join the largest game development competition in the world!

    Hauʻoli Mau Loa Graduate Fellowship

    Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, SOEST, and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) are pleased to announce the availability of graduate assistantships for local students dedicated to careers in natural resource management in the state of Hawaiʻi. Assistantships will be awarded in the Spring semester each year for admission in the following Fall semester. Applications are due each year in early January. The overall goal of the Hauʻoli Mau Loa graduate assistantships is to develop the next generation of natural resource management leaders for Hawaiʻi.

    OSU Summer Scholars Program

    The Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University is now accepting undergraduate applications for our 2022 OSU FST Summer Scholars Program. The program will begin on May 15th and conclude on July 23rd, 2022.  

  • Directed Research
  • Internships

    Resident Assistant Manager Internship

    Pacific Primate Sanctuary (PPS) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, providing rehabilitation and permanent care for threatened, endangered, and distressed primates. The Assistant Manager Internship (AMI), is a unique immersion program, facilitating learning about New World primates and animal sanctuary management on an intimate, in depth, all-encompassing level. Instruction is tailored for each Assistant Manager Intern, based on their individual experience and skills.

    Operation Wallacea

    Operation Wallacea has run biodiversity research expeditions for the last 25 years to a series of sites (mainly biodiversity hotspots) worldwide (www.opwall.com), helping university students from around the world gain valuable experience and get their hands dirty with real biodiversity research. From dense jungle and European grasslands to coral reefs and Mediterranean seagrass meadows, our network of more than 200 academics assist in developing and leading cutting edge research projects that help to inform local conservation management strategies.
    There are three webinar dates you can register for to learn more!

    Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program 2022

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is once again accepting applications for the summer 2022 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) for Navy labs across the United States. This is a highly competitive program for college students who are U.S. citizens. Our Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific; niwcpacific.navy.mil) Hawaii office is one of the participating labs.

    Deadline to Apply: November 1st, 2021

    Summer Health Professions Education Program

    ​Interested in getting information and resources on working in a health profession? The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program which seeks to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. The application opens on November 1st!

    Department of the Navy Internship

    The application web portal is now open for students to apply for internships supporting the Department of the Navy’s HBCU/MI Cyber and Data Science Internship Program!

    Oregon Sea Grant Internship Application Info Session

    The purpose of the OSG Application Workshops is for students to learn more about all Sea Grant opportunities (including mentoring and professional development), get advice and tips on application materials, and hear from recent scholars and fellows about their experiences in the program. For those interested, there will also be time to work on application materials in breakout groups with Oregon Sea Grant representatives and current scholars. In this second year of the workshop series, sessions are conducted virtually on Zoom.

    Session will be held on November 4th from 1:00-2:30 PM (HST)

    Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 2022

    The application for Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 2022 is now open through November 22, 2021!

    This is an outstanding post-baccalaureate opportunity at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

  • Scholarships

    Goldwater Scholarship

    Apply now for the Goldwater Scholarship! The Goldwater Scholarship supports outstanding students interested in research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per academic year for up to 2 years.

    GSS Sustainability Scholars

    The GSS Program offers a diverse community of practice and a 10-week paid professional training and research experience with a sustainability organization for students from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM fields. This program aims to bridge young students to career or graduate school focused on sustainability issues. ​

    Truman and Udall Scholarships

    Have you ever wished to be an agent of change in the world? Do you think conditions of our society or environment could be better? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you should consider applying to become a Truman or Udall Scholar!

    Truman Scholarship Deadline: Friday November 26, 2021
    Udall Scholarship Deadline: Friday January 14, 2022​​​​


    UH System Common Scholarship Application Now Open

    The University of Hawaiʻi System Common Scholarship Application is now available online for the 2022–23 academic year. Students attending any UH campus are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for system and campus scholarships. Information and application can be found at www.hawaii.edu/scholarships. Students will need their UH email address in order to log into the scholarship application. Students are also encouraged to complete their 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be found at https://studentaid.gov. *The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. (HST) March 1, 2022, unless students are applying for UH Mānoa New Warrior Scholarships, which have earlier deadlines. The New Warrior Scholarships also have earlier deadlines for recommendations.  Refer to the UH Mānoa New Warrior & Presidential website for details. https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/nws.php

  • Student Jobs

    Web Design Tech for LLEA

    The Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas (LLEA) is once again seeking a student to help them with a wordpress migration!

    14 Things You Should Know about the Interview

    Planning to ace your next interview? Let us provide you with tips to understand the interview process, conduct yourself professionally, respond appropriately and succeed!
    Understand the role of the interview in the job search process.

    Botanical Garden Education Assistant

    There's a new federal work study position open at the Lyon Arboretum education department! The new hire will assist Lyon Education staff with the organization and implementation of the Arboretum education program. Day-to-day tasks include general office work, maintaining the children’s garden, and working with children in an outdoor classroom setting during field trips or outreach events.


    Duties may also include video/photo production and editing, creating digital activities for curriculum enhancement, creating educational material, and creating weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote the Arboretum on various social media websites.


    The application is open from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Only students receiving federal work study can apply!

    https://sece.its.hawaii.edu/sece/student/jobsearch/get/listing?j=139169&p=9

    PAC is Hiring

    PAC is hiring for two vacant positions! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PRE-HEALTH STUDENT TO APPLY!!! These are great opportunities to gain leadership experience and improve your communication skills!

  • Study Away

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We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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