Aole make ka waa i ka ale o waho; aia no i ka ale oloko o ka waa
A canoe is not swamped by the outside wave, but by the inside wave
Academia is stressful: there are many expectations and agendas to balance each day, there are numerous challenges that seem too large to meet, and there are relentless pressures and competition for research funding and publications and recognition; however, if we stay true to our values there is no race we cannot win.
Our research lab is a team. Our victories are won as a team, our losses are suffered as a team. We pledge to keep ourselves balanced and healthy and joyful, to respect each other, to support each other, and to listen to each other. A positive attitude with a humble appreciation for hard work and discipline means everything. We know that we all have something to learn and we all have something to teach and when we work together-that is success!