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Hawaii Project Center - IQP

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Hawaii Project Center - IQP
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 
The Hawaii Project Center will operate for its second cycle in C21, and the specific location of the center is not yet decided. In our first cycle during the 2019-20 academic year, the center will be located on the Island of Hawaii, in the town of Hilo. Hilo is a small town with a distinct “Old Hawaii” feel, and is much less touristy than many locations in the Hawaiian Islands. In C21, the center may be based again in Hilo, or it may be moved to another location (most likely Honolulu, on the island of Oahu).

Because of this uncertainty, applicants considering the Hawaii Project Center must be prepared for an experience in either location: the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of small-town Hilo, or the bustling urban environment of Honolulu. 


The Hawaii Project Center may offer projects in a wide range of topics, but because of the ecological uniqueness of the islands, many projects will be in the area of environmental conservation and sustainable development. This may include topics in environmental restoration, invasive species management, conservation outreach, and citizen science, among others. Other projects may address challenges in topics such as historic preservation and community development.

Teams will work with a range of sponsors, including federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations.