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!
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.
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