Newsletter Fall 2022

Message From STEMS2

Aloha, E Komo Mai!!!

Happy start to the holiday season!! At this time of year it is nice to reflect on what we are thankful for and the abundance we are fortunate to experience. In our Fall 2022 newsletter we would like to share great gratitude for all of you and what we have been able to accomplish together over the lasts few weeks, months and years.

These accomplishments would not be possible without the constant support and inspiration from the original A‘o Hawai‘i participants, our alumni, and community partners. We are proud to feature their work in this newsletter. We hope you enjoy exploring the news, profiles, pictures, and curriculum. Please visit the STEMS² Website for more news and information. We are also excited to welcome new members to the ‘ohana with the acceptance and review of applications for Cohort 9 masters program participants. Please spread the word 🙂

Me ka mahalo piha,



Tara O

Tara O'Neill Director, STEMS² Masters Concentration

Tara O'Neill getting proclamation


Breadfruit or ulu

STEMS² Partnership Highlight: ‘Ulu Education Toolkit Pilot

The STEMS^2 Institute, in partnership with the Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative and Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, has developed a pilot ‘Ulu Education Toolkit.

Tara O'Neill getting proclamation

STEMS² Receives Governor's Proclamation!

Students in Loi

Applications for STEMS² Cohort 9 Open October 1

Accepting applications for the STEMS² master's track Cohort 9 starting October 1.

Save the date for the 5th annual STEMS^2 Symposium

Save the Date: 5th Annual STEMS² Symposium

We invite you to the 5th Annual STEMS² Symposium! We will be offering opportunities to engage both in person and online.

Your Manaʻo is Important! Help Plan the Next STEMS² Symposium

As we plan for the 5th Annual STEMS² Symposium, we would like to build with your thoughts, experience, and needs in mind. Our success is determined by your experience.

Meet the STEMS2 ʻOhana

Thank you to these alumni and community partners who continue to contribute to set the foundation for transformational education. Meet more of our community and partners in our Network Directory.

Jaime M. Kent
STEMS2 Student/Alumni

Alumni from Cohort 3, supported Ulu Toolkit creation

Hawaii Farm to School Hui, Hawaii Public Health Institute
Organization Partner

Community Partner for Ulu Toolkit Project

Dana Shapiro
Community Partner

Community Partner, Hawaii Ulu Cooperative