First up we have Sanford Ching, Director of AFCEA, and he’s here to tell us about AFCEA’s STEM grants.
Then we have Alec Wagner, Director of Purple Prize and Kilo Hoku, Preston Tran, co-founder of Box Farm Labs and Joshua Parker recently won the Kipuka Innovation Challenge with Hawaiian Hydropower, talk about native culture and tech innovation. As an added note, Kilo Hoku is taking place this Saturday, Sept 26 and you are all welcome to join. Register for the event here.
First up, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, HÄlau Ê»Äªnana in KapaÊ»akea-MÅÊ»iliÊ»ili will transform into an Ê»ÅŒlelo Jam. They’ve invite Hawaiian speakers to come and co-create digital content in Ê»ÅŒlelo HawaiÊ»i for community which includes teachers, students, kupuna as well as new learners. No tech experience is needed; just the (desire) to Ê»Ålelo or speak Hawaii and create a better world for us ma ka Ê»ÅŒlelo HawaiÊ»i!
Last but not least, we’re joined by Trisha Nakayama from IBM and Martha Crosby, Professor in ICS at UH Manoa, to talk about careers in data science and the Women in Data Science Conference sponsored by IBM.
We kick off today’s show learning about the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival happening at the Doris Duke Theater. Michael Ceballos from Twiddle Productions is here to tell us all about it. Then we hear about building STEM capacity in students and teachers in Hawaii. Isla Young from Women in Technology will give us an update after the recent Statewide STEM Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center.
First we check the local sci-tech calendar with the upcoming OTTED University of Hawaii Tech Showcase and the VEX IQ Robotics competitions. Then we dive into a conversation with Jolene Cogbill, Gail Grabowsky, and Kahealani Uehara from Chaminade University about STEM pathways from high school to college and the HoÊ»oulu STEM Scholarship program.
To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. David Chin from the UH information and computer science program is here will tell us about the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Ruth Gates from UH’s Institute for Marine Biology will tell us about the upcoming Distinguished Lecture Series at the Waikiki Aquarium. Finally, we’ll continue our conversation about STEM education, this week specifically focusing on its links with workforce development. Helen Turner from Chaminade University is here, as well as Scott Murakami from the UH Community College Office of Workforce Development.
We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Nader Haghighipour an astronomer from the Institute for Astronomy will tell us about an Extreme Solar System Conference happening this weekend. Then Rachel Hoerman is here to tell us about an American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship for women going into STEM fields.Â Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking with HawaiiÂ Dept of EducationÂ Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Sen Donovan Dela Cruz about a regional approach to STEM called “Live, Learn, Work & Play.”
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nader Haghighipour, Rachel Hoerman, Kathy Matayoshi, Donovan Dela Cruz, Ryan Ozawa
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Coming up, we’ll hear about an upcoming INTERFACEÂ event from J.R. Cantrell, then Nathan Toothman from will tell us about the Kickstarter project “Elevate,” an innovative, eco-friendly, sustainable housing option. Finally, for the rest of the hour, we’ll talk to John Rand and Peter Crouch, and find out about the new Office of STEM Education at the University of Hawaii.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nathan Toothman, Peter Crouch, John Rand, Ryan Ozawa
First up, we’ll hear about two upcoming events. Kelsey Amos from Purple Maia is here to tell us about the Weekend Coding Workshop for middle schoolers. Then Chalmer Lowe will tell us about an upcoming PyHawaii event. Finally, for the rest of the hour, we’ll catch up with the UH Makers. John Rand Director of STEM and KCC student Geena Wann-Kung will tell us about the maker movement at the University and their experiences at the National Maker Faire in Washington D.C.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, John Rand, Chalmer Lowe, Geena Wann-Kung, Kelsey Amos, Ryan Ozawa
First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Nicole Velasco from the Neighborhood Board Commission will tell us about their Board elections. Then Jay Fidell from ThinkTech will join us to tell us about the State of Science panel. Finally, we’ll talk aboutÂ EPSCoR or Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Both Kevin Kelly and John Rand are here from the University of Hawaii to tell us about it.
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