As a state, Hawaiʻi is a leading innovator in STEM education, which garners national recognition, contributes to the creation of a productive STEM workforce, and fosters economic independence through curricula focused on sustainability, and similar issues.

 

The linking of civic engagement and natural and social science education strengthens our participatory democracy and gives meaningful life skills – in addition to creating stronger reciprocal campus-community relationships, especially with indigenous communities.

 

Hawaiʻi has developed strong SENCER leaders, programs, and curricula since 2007 and our consistent focus on integrating indigenous epistemologies and practices strengthens our role as a model for other collaborating groups of institutions of higher education/ states.