Are you curious about the Earth, planets, and the environment? Do you enjoy the outdoors and world travel? Are you eager to use computers, the laboratory environment, mathematics, chemistry, biology to advance your science skill set? If you answered yes to any of the above questions… we have a great summer experience for you!

EP'IK Summer at UHM is a multi-day summer experience for both high school students and teachers, designed to promote exposure to the geosciences, careers pathways, and the importance of geoscience within our community. EP'IK Summer also emphasizes the value of indigenous 'ike (knowledge) and the Native Hawaiian regard for kuleana (responsibility) for the Earth.

Our 2021 EPʻIK Summer Program offered a combined virtual online "camp" experience along with optional in-person field trips, following all UHM COVID-19 safety guidelines and restrictions.

Get paid while learning! Each student participant receives a $600 stipend for completing the EP'IK Summer program.

2021 CAMP DATES: June 14 - 25, 9am - 12pm

2022 CAMP DATES: June/July 2022 - exact dates have not yet been determined.

We will begin accepting 2022 EP’IK Summer applications in early Spring 2022.

Last summer EPʻIK Summer teamed up with UHM researchers and the Voice of the Sea to participate in a remote oceanographic cruise via the research vessel Kilo Moana to explore the abyssal plains north of the Hawaiian Islands. Check out the Voice of the Sea episode that captured it all, Virtually Exploring the Abyssal Plains.

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