Royer Studios developed Animate My Action Plan (AMAP) in partnership with the National Guard Youth Foundation as a way for Youth ChalleNGe cadets to gain 21st Century workforce skills, develop a career path, and to serve as a gateway to higher education.
The innovative program, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, focuses on both professional and personal development for at-risk and historically underrepresented youth
This classroom experience embodies the best of youth development by engaging students in project-based learning, promoting media literacy, increasing creativity and collaboration, and raising awareness on topics of social concern. When you look at activities in universities and STEM one of the keys is how do you engage the students more than just feed them information. The real value of the program was that students were learning without realizing it!
Asia Pacific Energy Inquiry (APEI) is a program of learning and teaching based on the Island Energy InquiryTM (IEI) workshops and curriculum. APEI uses hands-on inquiry learning to help students discover the sciences of renewable energies and connect with energy advances in the Asia Pacific region. APEI teachers take part in workshop training where they build energy models and produce laboratory experiments.
In July 2014, Elemental Excelerator launched its intern program to put 10 young professionals (mostly women and underrepresented groups) into Elemental Excelerator portfolio companies to expose them to innovation and entrepreneurship in Hawaii’s energy system. This is part of the ONR-funded STEM program within the Elemental Excelerator, designed to increase diversity and enhance technical skills for the workforce of the future.
The Engineering Success in STEM (ESS) is a three-year project (2013-2016) funded by the Office of Naval Research to establish the Grades 6-12 component of the Palolo K-12 engineering pipeline. This project was developed because the first group of Palolo Elementary School students who had received engineering education through the ONR-funded Technology Enhanced Sustainable Aina Project (TESAP) were moving on to the middle school.
STEM/Service Learning students, teachers, parents, community and industry leaders are invited to gather on Maui to celebrate STEM learning projects, experience the excitement of a regional technology conference and share stories with other students from different islands.
A timely workshop series that originated on Maui, Island Energy InquiryTM has become the first statewide energy education program that engages students in solving current energy issues in Hawaii while using cutting edge materials and technologies to implement scientific inquiry and engineering design processes.
The “K-20 Engineering Pipeline Project: Engineering a Community’s Future” is the newest project addition to the Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership. It is supported by a two-year grant from the Office of Naval Research to expand the development of an engineering pathway from high school to college. It is also part of a larger regional effort in Central Oahu in the state of Hawaii to better align education to workforce needs within the state as well as the region.
This video, shot in California, New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawaii in partnership with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and the Office of Naval Research, shows how the climate changes that threat our entire planet are already manifesting most acutely in the South Pacific where the battle to save entire island nations is already underway.
The Sustaining Engineering Education in the Elementary Schools (SEEES) Project is a one year project (2013-2014) to provide “stepped down” support for grades K-5 teachers and students at two public elementary schools in Honolulu.
The schools are Ke Kula Kaiapuni `O Anuenue (K-12 public Hawaiian immersion school) and Palolo Elementary School.
STEM Center of Excellence & BAS
The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu recently received a Grant from the Office of Naval Research, for the project “Establish a STEM Center of Excellence and a Bachelor of Applied Science Concentration in Facilities Management Academic Program”.
STEMworksTM is a statewide, design-based STEM/Service-Learning program where students get to use the most current, high-end technologies in community projects.
During the STEMworksTM process, students learn how to develop an industry-partner relationship, provide an actual deliverable, and maintain an ongoing solution for the future.
The Technology Enhanced Sustainable Aina Project (TESAP) coordinated professional development to assist K-5 teachers in developing and implementing grade-appropriate instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, with an emphasis on engineering concepts, real-world problem solving, and problem-based learning.