Ka Hikina O Ka La 2018-04-03T00:21:57+00:00

Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is a specialized program at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) funded by the National Science Foundation in response to the application to erect the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) upon the summit of Haleakala. The sacred and legendary mountaintop provides extensive educational opportunities through collaborations between the Native Hawaiian community, University of Hawaii Maui College, and the National Science Foundation. This approach provides a learning environment that integrates Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge and practices into modern scientific technology and instruction. Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is committed to increasing the participation of Native Hawaiians in higher education and guiding them to leadership roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The program aims to continuously build strong relationships among cultural resources, scientists, technicians, educators, STEM employers, and community leaders.

“Encouraging the practice of traditional ideas in modern study”

*Preference given to Maui County residents and individuals of
Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Important Dates

April 9 UHMC Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Registration begins
April 13 SACNAS Research Presentation Proposal CLOSED
April 20 SACNAS Board Meeting Contact : Gordean Kakalia
Location: Ka Hikina O Ka Lā Office
April 27 SACNAS Club Meeting Contact : Gordean Kakalia
Location: Ka Hikina O Ka Lā Office
May 2-9 All Makalapua Naʻauao & KHOKL Probation Students (was to May 16-18) must have set up END OF SPRING SEMESTER meeting with Moani jamieww@hawaii.edu.
May 10 University of Hawaii Maui College Commencement
May 14, 15, 16 ALL Makalapua Naʻauao Students
Summer Orientation, Hilo
May 31 Official Final Spring 2018 Grades DUE
10 Hours Hawaiian Community Service DUE
To KHOKL Office or emailed to jamieww@hawaii.edu
June 11 – July 6 KHOKL Summer Bridge Program https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/summer-bridge-2018
July 25-27 Ka Wanaʻao Orientation
August 9-11 ʻAimalama Indigenous Science Conference, UHMC
October 11-13 National SACNAS 2018 STEM Conference
San Antonio, Texas
2019 S. A. C. N. A. S. in Hawaiʻi

Staff Contact


Funded by the National Science Foundation:

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope Mitigation Initiative