Hawaiʻi’s largest showcase of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM education convenes on April 10 and 11 for the 9th annual Hawaiʻi STEM Conference at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on Oʻahu. It’s aim: To empower, inspire and celebrate Hawaiʻi’s next generation of STEM leaders.
The conference is presented by STEMworks™, a statewide program spearheaded by Women in Technology, an initiative of Maui Economic Development Board’s.
Now in it’s ninth year, the conference is expected to attract over 1,000 students and teachers from K-12 schools statewide, along with prominent speakers, industry leaders, and event partners.
“We’re thrilled to once again offer this two-day event that celebrates students’ STEM achievements and opens their eyes to the many rewarding and challenging STEM careers,” said Isla Young, MEDB’s Director of STEM Education and Workforce Development. “It’s always exciting to see students and teachers exploring the latest technology tools and resources designed to inspire problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, collaboration and communication. Our hope is that Hawaiʻi’s youth will gain important STEM skills to help them successfully meet tomorrow’s challenges, ultimately empowering them to improve their community and our world.”
This year’s conference will feature:
- Over 55 hands-on student sessions will be offered by education teams and industry experts from Air Force Research Laboratory; Blue Planet Foundation; Camp CenterStage/Maui OnStage; Chaminade University; DevLeague; Education Incubator; Elemental Excelerator; Hawaiʻi Energy; Hawaiʻi Technology Academy; HawaiiKidsCAN; Honolulu Community College-PCATT; Innovative Educator Consulting & Wonder Workshop; Iolani School; Kapiʻolani Community College-STEM Program; King Kekaulike High School; Maui High School ACOM; Maui Science Center; Microsoft; Molokai High School, Hawaiian Immersion Language Program; Momilani Elementary School; Monsanto Hawaiʻi; Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance; Science Camps of America; STEMscopes; UH College of Engineering; and UH Institute for Astronomy.
- Over 30 teacher professional development sessions will be offered by education teams and industry experts from Blue Planet Foundation; Canada France Hawaiʻi Telescope; DevLeague LLC; Hanalani Schools; Hawaiʻi State Department of Education; Hawaiʻi Technology Academy; Innovative Educator Consulting & Wonder Workshop; Iolani School; Momilani Elementary School; NASA AMES Research Center; Purdue University; RoboNation/AUVSI Foundation; SketchUp; STEMscopes; Towson University/NSA; University of Hawaiʻi STEM Pre-Academy; and University of Hawaiʻi, Maui College.