Faculty-Mentored Research

Each GES student performs faculty-mentored original research, writes a thesis and presents their findings to the public. Faculty mentors include SOEST faculty—global leaders in the fields of ocean, earth, atmospheric, climate, and space sciences—along with other UHM faculty experts in natural resource management, coral reefs, water quality, marine biology, environmental planning, public health, environmental anthropology, and sustainability. Throughout the GES degree program, students are engaged in fieldwork, laboratory work, and field trips, and have access to deep ocean and coastal research vessels as well as SOEST’s world-class Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.

Take a look at the GES research and thesis roadmap for a step-by-step guide to conducting research and writing your thesis! Click on the images and links below to browse the directory of faculty mentors available to GES students, view the list of undergraduate theses published by GES students, and/or read about GES student experiences.

You can also read about GES students and their research-related accomplishments in the news.