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College Of Micronesia

Northern Marianas College

College of the Marshall Islands

American Samoa Community College

Kewalo Marine Lab

University of Guam Marine Lab

Palau Community College

Intellectual Merit:

This program is intended to produce a group of culturally-connected Pacific Islanders specifically trained to serve their home islands as informed leaders in natural resource assessment, protection and restoration. Further, they will be trained and positioned to provide information to the broader international community on the special problems experienced in island nations relative to topics such as resource sustainability, protection of biodiversity, pollution control and linkages between environmental and human health. This program is centered in the islands and their institutions, with a specific goal of attracting future generations of under-represented minorities into the sciences and technology fields.

Principal Investigator:


robert richmond Robert Richmond, Ph.D.
Kewalo Marine Laboratory, Pacific Biosciences Research Center
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
41 Ahui St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
e-mail: richmond@hawaii.edu
Co-Principal Investigators:
barry smith Barry Smith, Director
University of Guam
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923
e-mail: bdsmith@uog9.uog.edu
patrick tellei Dr. Patrick Tellei, President
Palau Community College
P.O. Box 9
Koror, Palau 96940
e-mail: tellei@palau.edu

Institutional Points of Contact:
no_photo Brian Lynch
College of Micronesia-FSM
P.O. Box 159
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
e-mail: brianl@comfsm.fm
no_photo Glenn Keaton, Chair
Northern Marianas College
P.O Box 501250
Saipan, MP 96950
e-mail: glennk@nmcnet.edu
don hess Don Hess
College of the Marshall Islands
P.O. Box 1258
Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands
MH 96960
e-mail: cmihess@yahoo.com
  Marine Science Department
American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
vernice yuzi Vernice Yuzi
Palau Community College
P.O. Box 09
Koror, Palau 96940
e-mail: vernicey@palau.edu

Program Evaluator:  
no_photo Marlene Lowe
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii Hall 107
2500 Campus Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
e-mail: mplowe@hawaii.edu