Job Title: Graduate Student
School: Waiakea High School
What do you love about Maunakea Scholars?
My favorite thing about Maunakea Scholars, is seeing the confidence in my students grow. One the first day, at least one will tell me they are not smart enough to do science, but by the end they are producing expertly constructed proposals. To these students, winning time on some of the biggest telescopes in the world, is less about the science and more about having scientists trust and respect them! It helps them understand that they are valued and capable, and I hope they take this with them through the rest of their lives!!