About us

Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Undergraduate students at work with I am a scientist

I am A Scientist  STEM is a FREE science outreach program to Hawaii’s public schools offered by the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Chaminade University. Our researchers, faculty, post docs, graduate and undergraduate students travel to Hawaii’s Elementary Schools to promote S.T.E.M. education. Since our beginnings in 2009 we have served over 12,000 students.

For more information or to sign up with our outreach program , please fill out our form Contact us

Chaminade University
attn; Lori Shimoda
3140 Waialae Ave
Wesselkamper Science Center #115
Honolulu, HI 96816

Methodology

Undergraduate students at work with I am a scientist

The I am A Scientist curriculum inspires and excites students by engaging their curiosity and provides them with the scientific tools to discover the world around them. The curriculum supports the Hawaii Department of Education’s Common Core and HCPS III standards. The programs are conducted in the classroom and during the school day, ensuring that every student is able to experience real science.

Real Science, Real Scientists

Work with real scientists

Students use the Scientific Method to conduct experiments using modern biotech equipment, supplies and technology used in real laboratories under the guidance of experienced scientists. While the program is not designed for entertainment, the hands-on authentic experiments are exciting, fun, and memorable!

Outcome

Learning with measurable outcomes

The inquiry based curriculum enables students to discover the everyday relevance of science and math in their life that is meaningful to them. Their interaction with professionals in the scientific community encourages them to continue their education and to think about careers in the sciences.

Experiments offered

  • GERMS ON ME!
  • GENE GENIUS!
  • ELECTROPHORESIS
  • HOW SWEET IT IS!:
  • HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
  • POLYMER SCIENCE

Teachers/Schools may select from these and other  modules (click here to see complete list of available modules).

Customized modules are also available.

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For more information or to sign up with our outreach program , please fill out our form Contact us

I Am A Scientist receives funding from (link)

"I Am A Scientist STEM" is a mobile outreach program that shares our labs beyond the Chaminade University campus. Our services are FREE to Hawaii DOE schools. IAS STEM is part of a broader initiative by the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Chaminade University to encourage science awareness and education in Hawaii's public schools.