Broadening Participation

The diversity of the people of Hawaiʻi has been a source of innovation and creativity throughout our state’s history. Hawaiʻi EPSCoR respects and values diversity of all types, including race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, socioeconomic status, ability, and more. We see diversity as a source of strength, and we strive to create an inclusive, collaborative, and equitable environment where everyone can realize their full potential. Hawaiʻi EPSCoR particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students, faculty, and staff from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented.

Change HI Commitment

Broadening participation in STEM is key to ensuring that Hawaiʻi is enriched with diverse knowledge, experiences and perspectives. Change HI is committed to broadening participation through:

Actively supporting an inclusive, welcoming and safe project space.

Increasing representation and inclusion of diverse voices in the Change HI disciplines

Fostering enfranchisement of non-scientists into Change HI