University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Herbert Poepoe

Building Bridges with “Native Voices”: Reflections on the REU-NSF Program, 2005-2007

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By: Abigail Seldin and Herbert Poepoe and Namibaa Beck and Sonya Ashley

In 2003 the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Jeremy A. Sabloff, then Williams Director of the Penn Museum, and Janet M. Monge, Keeper of the Museum’s Physical Anthropology Section, a three-year grant to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled “Native Voices.” The primary goal of “Native Voices” was to involve visiting Native […]


REU Student Herbert Poepoe

By: Herbert Poepoe

As a native Hawaiian, I was fortunate to have been able to participate in the REU-NSF program during both the Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters. This program allowed us to take classes at the University of Pennsylvania and gain valuable experience in conducting research. My research project involved working with kapa, or bark cloth, […]