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HPU receives $500K grant to boost Native Hawaiian students in STEM majors, aquaculture

Hawaiʻi Pacific University students
Hawaiʻi Pacific University
Hawaiʻi Pacific University students

The Conversation continues this week talking about aquaculture with news of a grant that aims to encourage Native Hawaiians to get into fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

The Ocean Institute of Hawaiʻi Pacific University announced it's been awarded a five-year federal grant of just over $500,000 to increase Native Hawaiian participation in STEM fields — including aquaculture. The Conversation talked to Shaun Moss, executive director of the Oceanic Institute about what this means.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Oct. 14, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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