Episode 567: Hawaii Conservation Conference & the State’s IT Strategic Plan

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug Murdock, Christine Sakuda, Sam Gon III

First up, we talk about the Mark Leon VEX Robotics Invitational which will be held on July 15-18, 2019 at St. Louis School. The event is organized and hosted by the St. Louis Robotics program and designed as an official Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Signature event. It will directly qualify 3 teams to the VEX World Championships in April 2020. The event will feature 50 teams including those from Hawaii, China, Colombia, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Connecticut playing the new game challenges, VEX IQ Squared Away and the VEX EDR Tower Takeover.

Then Sam Gon III, Senior Scientist from the Nature Conservancy tells us about the upcoming HawaiÊ»i Conservation Conference. We round out the show with Doug Murdock the State’s CIO and Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government who join us to tell us about the IT Strategic Plan.

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Episode 306: Crowdsourcing the fight against Invasive Plants – July 9, 2014


Joining us today is William Hozey to tell us about the International VEX Robotics Summer Games. Then we have Lihla Noori from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance to tell us about the Conservation Conference called “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands”. Finally, we’ll find out how the Nature Conservancy leverages the crowd and technology to find invasive species in a program called the Hawaii Challenge.

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Episode 276: Exoplanetpalooza – Nov 27, 2013


First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Osa Tui and Bernard Kung from McKinley High School to tell us about the upcoming VEX Robotics Final. Finally, we talk to planet hunters Andrew Howard and Erik Petigura and find out about some new revelations about exoplanets outside of our solar system in our ongoing series called Exoplanetpalooza.

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