Prof Jeff Taylor, Dir of the Space Grant program, takes some Aliamanu Middle School students on a "Field Trip To Mars" during Open House day. Note the huge map covering the whole hallway.

2017 SOEST Open House

Friday, October 20, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 2 pm

The SOEST Open House presents a diverse array of entertaining and educational hands-on activities and demonstrations, which highlight the research conducted by our faculty, students, and staff. Stay tuned to this website for more information about exhibits that will be offered!

Your students and families will learn about volcanoes, tsunamis, El Niño, planetary exploration, hurricanes, coastal erosion, and marine ecosystems, to mention just a few topics, through a variety of videos, posters, and interactive demonstrations. They will visit state-of-the-art laboratories and hear about cutting-edge research from the scientists who are making the new discoveries!

2017 Exhibit Program now available!

* * * Media are invited to attend this event * * *

Download the flyer PDF.

Information for Attendees:

Map of UH Manoa Campus and SOEST buildings:

Click here for a printable PDF of the UH Campus map below.

UHM campus map

Click here for a printable PDF of the map below of SOEST buildings and exhibit tents.

Information for Volunteers:

  • Volunteer Application:
    If you are not already committed to volunteering for an exhibit, this application is for you. We need all of you to engage with future leaders and the public at large! Please complete the Volunteer Application and the organizing committee will do its best to accommodate your request.

SOEST is home to the academic departments of Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics, Meteorology, and Ocean and Resources Engineering, as well as eight research institutes, centers, laboratories, and programs. SOEST’s graduate programs in these sciences are highly ranked nationally, and the School brings in over $140 million dollars in funding per year.

The SOEST Open House is only offered every two years. We hope that you will be able to join us for this great event!

For more information, please call 808-956-3151 or email