With a student body of around 1,100, Chaminade operates over 25 programs for undergraduates and graduates. The emphasis on staying indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the school to convert its Undergraduate Summer Research Institute to digital-only access.
The annual event gives participants 10 weeks to research topics and meet with professors to learn about methodology. At the end of the sessions, students turn in their theses and present their findings to the group. They receive a $2,000 stipend.
The program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. At least one semester must be left in their schedule, and Hawaiian natives are encouraged to submit applications. Preference is given to students in areas such as data science, chemistry, biochemistry, and biology.