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Since its foundation in 1907, the University of Hawai’i has emerged as a world leader in the fields of astrochemistry, astronomy, and planetary sciences. It presents the premier institution of higher learning in the Pacific Basin and acts as a gateway between Asia and the US Mainland currently serving over 51,000 students. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, the University of Hawaiʻi is dedicated not only to academic and research excellence, but also to serving with aloha the local, national, and international communities that surround Hawai’i by fostering creative and critical thinking thus promoting students’ intellectual growth and success.

The Astrochemistry & Astrobiology program relies on vital support from every part of our community from major gift donors to alumni, parents and students who contribute yearly. We ask you to join with us and support the unique Astrochemistry & Astrobiology initiative at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Gifts are a delightful way to ensure adequate resources for the next generation of scientists keeping the dream of our devotion to space alive creating even a living legacy in honor of someone special to the donor that spans future generations.

The Chemistry Advancement Fund aims to build up a sustainable foundation of financial stability in Astrochemistry & Astrobiology to support high-risk, transformative research merged with novel, cross-disciplinary (under)graduate education. Be a part of this initiative and support exceptional scholarships of our students and postdoctoral fellows along with cutting edge research projects. We are happy to help you design a major gift to match your philanthropic interests. If you would like to get more information, please contact Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser at 808-9565731 or