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Pacific Alliance for Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) in STEM Fields Partnership

Pacific Alliance: Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Postsecondary Education for People with Disabilities

The goal of the Pacific Alliance for Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) in STEM Fields Partnership (Pacific Alliance) is to increase the numbers of IWD in STEM postsecondary education programs and ultimately the STEM workforce in Hawai‘i. Proposed outcomes are: (1) increased graduation rates in degreed programs (associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees); and (2) increased rates of graduates (high school, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate) entering STEM employment.

Team Members

Current Team Members

  • Kelly Roberts, Principal Investigator
  • Kiriko Takahashi, Project Director / Research Facilitator
  • Hye Jin Park, Internal Evaluator

Past Team Members

  • Robert Stodden, Principal Investigator
  • Lisa Uyehara, Project Coordinator / COP Facilitator
  • Steve Brown, WCC COP Facilitator / Mentor Coordinator
  • Genesis Leong, Mentor Specialist / Event Specialist
  • Kay Jernigan, COP Facilitator
  • Jenna Komatsu, GA
  • Joanna Kobayashi, GA
Project Dates
Project Start Date: 
October, 2009
Project End Date: 
September, 2017
Project Funding
Funding Agency: 
National Science Foundation
Primary Contact
Dr. Robert Stodden
Principal Invesigator
Secondary Contact
Dr. Kelly Roberts
Co- Principal Investigator
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