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


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  • Events

    Pitt Pre-Health Summit 2021!

    This year’s Summit features Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Murawski, a Pittsburgh native involved in orthopedic and rehabilitation research, who was also selected for Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare in 2016. He is a 3rd-year resident at UPMC, thus he will be able to discuss what it is like working in a hospital during a pandemic.

    Along with the speaker, Summit will feature a networking fair of 30+ graduate programs from schools across the country. Each student will also be able to select two breakout sessions to attend, featuring interview tips with Tom McKenzie, a Rehabilitation Science Simulation, and more!

    Due to these unprecedented times, the Summit will be held virtually this year. Because of this the cost of tickets has been waived. Therefore, admission is free to any and all students!
    Registration is required through EventBrite. The link is included below.
    Ticket Link:

    Abstract Submissions Open: Testers Symposium

    Abstract submission for the 45th Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium is now open! Abstract submission will be open until March 15, 11:59pm. The symposium will be held online April 20-23, 2020.

    “I Program Fighter Jets. What do you do?”

    Title: “I Program Fighter Jets. What do you do?”

    Description of Presentation:
    Find out what’s it like to be a civilian engineer and computer scientist programming state of the art fighter jets for the United States Air Force. Discover what the job entails as well as career achievements/opportunities, benefits and the culture of working as a non-military employee on the cutting edge of America’s technology. Come join our programmer as she takes you through the hows and whys of what she does for the Air Force on an everyday basis. Walk away with your answer of “what I want to do now.”

    When:  March 10, 2021
    Time: 1pm PST, 2pm MST, 3PM CST, 4pm EST
    Meeting ID: 161 384 5071
    Passcode: 1208

    Virtual Career Fair

    Join us for a virtual career fair and meet with employers who are currently recruiting for positions! This virtual career fair is open to all current UH Manoa students, registration is required so register now!

    March 16 through 18

    Pre-Health Workshop Series

    The Pre-Health Advising Center (PAC) is offering a series of free workshops to help students better prepare for and apply to graduate and professional schools in the fields of health! All workshops will be held on Zoom. ​

    CTAHR CareerLaunch Series

    CareerLaunch: AstraZeneca
    Event Date: April 20, 2021, 8:00 to 9:00 am via Zoom

    The importance of the pharmaceutical industry in improving the health and quality of life worldwide has been brought to our attention daily within the last year. Dr. Michael Tonge, AstraZenecaʻs Chief Operation Officer - Early Careers Team, will participate in CTAHR CareerLaunch to explain the many jobs and career development opportunities AstraZeneca offers to students and recent graduates in a variety of professions.
    Register Here: ​​​​

    Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium 2021

    The 45th annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium will be held online April 20 through April 23, 2021. This year there will be a special focus on integrating traditional science and modern research in Hawai`i and beyond, hence our theme “Our Collective Knowledge” to honor the 'ōlelo no’eau (Hawaiian proverb), “‘A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi” (All knowledge is not learned in one school).

  • Co-Curricular

    Pre-Physician Assistant Club at UHM

    The Pre-Physician Assistant Club is still accepting members for Spring 2021. Join them for their next general meeting on Monday, February 22 @ 6:00, which presents our March events and important club logistics! Be sure to apply for the club before March 5!

    Adult and Juvenile Osteology Research Workshops in Transylvania (Summer 2021)

    The University of South Florida is offering 4-week long (each) intensive training programs, respectively the Adult Osteology Research Workshop and the Juvenile Osteology Research Workshop will train students, both undergraduate and graduate, to conduct osteological analyses and frame appropriate research questions. These programs provide an unique opportunity to conduct extensive hands-on training and research on an exceptional osteological collection.

    SCEP Live Online Story Share

    The Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP), a program of UH Mānoa Outreach College, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
    In recognition of their audience, they're introducing a new project: SCEP Live Online Story Share.

    Colorado Summer Ecosystem Field Course

    SUMMER, 3-CREDIT, ALL-OUTDOOR FIELD SCIENCE COURSE with Ecosystem Field Studies. Get in nature, breath fresh air, and enjoy a safe and inspiring field science course in the Colorado Rockies

    University of Chicago PREP

    The University of Chicago PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program) is a post-baccalaureate program designed to provide mentoring, research skills, coursework and a positive learning environment to students who intend to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical science.

    New undergraduate research course

    New undergraduate research course available at UHM! This is a new research-based course funded through the Provost’s initiative and designed specifically for early undergraduates. Transformational Research Experiences for Early Undergraduates (TReX) is an introductory course that provides discovery-based investigation and hands-on experiences in a wide range of science fields.

    Shoals Marine Lab Integrated Ecosystem Research & Management

    Dr. Mike Singler, along with 3 others (Dr. Ebett Siddon, Dr. Chris Siddon, Dr. Jennifer Seavey), will be teaching an undergraduate course on Integrated Ecosystem Research and Management at the Shoals Marine Laboratory in the Gulf of Maine during the summer of 2021 (i.e., how to conduct a small-scale IERP).

    Relay for Life of Oahu 2021

    Join others in the mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer! The Relay for Life movement needs people like you to help multiply their efforts to eliminate cancer as a public health problem. No matter your background or skills, there is a way to help!

    The Relay for Life of Oahu 2021 virtual event will take place on October 2, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

  • Directed Research
  • Internships

    Scholarships Available for 2021 Field Programs

    Field Projects International (FPI) currently has three scholarships available for our field research training programs. These scholarships are open until March 15th, with decisions announced by April 1st.

    Our scholarships include transportation from Puerto Maldonado, Peru, to the field station and back, as well as meals and lodging for the duration of the selected program.

    Manoa Political Internships

    The Mānoa Political Internship Program (MPIN) is seeking applicants for government internships in the Fall 2021 semester.  Applications are due March 15, 2021.

    For full-time internships, the minimum application requirements are full-time enrollment status at UH-Mānoa, junior standing, and a 3.0 GPA. Part-time internships have the same requirements, but with a minimum of sophomore standing.

    Although MPIN is sponsored by UH-Mānoa's College of Social Sciences and Department of Political Science, the internships are open to UH-Mānoa undergraduate students of all majors.

    Hawaii Marine Animal Response has internships available!

    Hawaii Marine Animal Response has internships available!

    " Are you interested in working to preserve marine protected species and the ocean ecosystem through field response, outreach, education, rescue and stranding response? Are you interested in living in Hawaii and helping native species such as the Hawaiian monk seal, sea turtles, sea birds and cetaceans?

    If so, Hawaii Marine Animal Response’s internship program might be the right fit for you! Internships last at least 3 months and have a time requirement of a minimum of 20 hours a week. Interns can work in our Field Support & Outreach, Marine Debris, or Education & Engagement Programs. To find out more about these opportunities visit our website at: "

    New UH Summer Health Analytics Internship

    Do you want to learn essential data skills for a 21st century economy? Do you want to gain exposure to data science, health analytics, and data visualization? Do you have a passion for mental health, substance use, houselessness, and behavioral health? Do you have an interest in using data to make the world a better place? Consider applying to the new paid Summer Health Analytics Internship (UH-SHAI) program! This internship program will be held from June 14 to July 23, 2021. Applications may be submitted now through April 1, 2021. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This program is open to current first- or second-year undergraduate students. Click here to learn more.

    Primate Caregiver/Documentarian Internship

    The Primate Caregiver/Documentarian Internship is a unique immersion program facilitating learning about New World primates and animal sanctuary operations on an intimate, in depth, all-encompassing level. Training is tailored for each Intern and progress is evaluated at each stage of instruction.

  • Scholarships

    Rappa Fellowship 2021

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship at the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program. This is a paid (stipend of $6,000) 8-week fellowship opportunity during summer 2021 for full time students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply).  

    Kua’ana Tuition Waiver for AY 2021-2022

    The Kua’ana Tuition Waiver for 2021-2022 Application is now open! This is a financial need base waiver for Native Hawaiian students enrolled at UH Mānoa.
    Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

    Apply to Manawa Kūpono today!

    The primary intent of the Manawa Kūpono Native Hawaiian Scholarship is to provide financial support to full-time classified undergraduate and graduate students of Native Hawaiian ancestry enrolled at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa during the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

  • Student Jobs

    Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands | Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician

    Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands | Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician

    - Pursuing a degree in biology, zoology, botany, ecology, or an environmental science-related
    - Knowledge of Hawaiian ecosystems and ability to identify local native vs. invasive species.
    - The Wildlife Management and Restoration Technician will be tasked with a variety of monitoring and environmental remediation projects across the diverse island habitats at Bellows AFS.
    - These tasks will support the station’s natural resources program and will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in a career in wildlife, ecological restoration, and/or natural resources management.
    - Pay: $18.00 Hourly
    - Deadline to Apply: March 20, 2021
    - Job# 257338
    - Click here to apply!

  • Study Away


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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Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
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