2013-2014 Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute

Applicants must attend one mandatory pre-institute workshop (online for neighbor island applicants). Priority is given to K–12 STEM educators (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and University of Hawai‘i STEM students and faculty.

COST: FREE by competitive application. Upon completion of the institute, educators receive
six (6) professional development credits or a stipend.

Applicants must attend ONE workshop (neighbor island applicants may participate online):
October 21, 2013 (Mon.), 5-6 p.m. at University Lab School 3-130
October 22, 2013 (Tues.), 6-7 p.m. at University Lab School 3-130
October 23, 2013 (Wed.), 7-8 p.m. at Wist Hall 130

Read more about this STEM Institute HERE » (pdf)
For more information:
Dr. Linda Furuto, UH Mānoa Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title II Grant, U.S. Department of Education

STEM Institute

Institute scholars will participate in field studies to the following locations: Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology’s Coconut Island in Kaneʻohe Bay, Mokauea Island Fishing Village in Keʻehi Lagoon, sailing with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and hiking to Kalaupapa National Historical Park on the island of Molokaʻi.


In an effort to address issues of equitable and quality education, culturally responsive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) pedagogy will be explored across the State of Hawai‘i based on the Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Now in its sixth year, the Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute supports K-12 public, public charter, and private school STEM educators and University of Hawaiʻi STEM students and faculty to design and implement lesson plans grounded in the ethnic, historical, and cultural diversities of our state. This will be accomplished through:

Orientation: December 7-8, 2013
Professional Development Workshops:
January 25, February 22, and March 29, 2014
Summer Institute: July 14-20, 2014

The institute is committed to making high-quality professional learning relevant, contextualized, and sustainable. The resulting research and practicum-based STEM textbook may be used by current educators to supplement curriculum and future teachers as training material. Past publications have been featured in print, online, and on the air at the Mathematical Association of America, UH Mālamalama Magazine, UH Systemwide News, Pacific Business News, Hawaiʻi Public Radio, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.