The annual Hawaiʻi STEM Conference, state’s largest conference celebrating students’ achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education takes place on May 1-2, 2017.
For the first time in the event’s history, it will be held on Oʻahu. Prior to this year the statewide conference was held on Maui.
Over 1,000 of the state’s brightest STEM stars, prominent speakers, industry leaders, and event partners are expected to attend the two-day conference at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center in Honolulu.
The conference is presented by Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology project.
For more than a decade, WIT’s cutting edge learning programs have led the state in progressive STEM education. Student teams select community based/environmental and cultural issues to create high tech solutions. MEDB’s STEM/Service Learning model has been recognized nationally as an innovative, relevant, and successful approach to K-12 education curriculum.
“The Hawaiʻi STEM Conference ramps up the STEM-o-meter by providing even more opportunities for students and teachers to immerse themselves in a variety of STEM education activities and to network and learn with industry experts,” said Isla Young, MEDB’s K12 STEM Education Program Director. “This event will help them gain insights into their own abilities to acquire and use information, new technologies and to solve problem. Ultimately, these experiences can encourage today’s youth to use their STEM skills to do good and improve their world.”
The annual Hawaiʻi STEM Conference offers:
– a public forum for students to showcase their STEM/Service Learning projects in front of community leaders, industry representatives and their peers.
– opportunities for students and teachers to engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM.
– first-hand exposure to advanced technologies and the latest software training.
– real world challenges in the form of fun, hands-on STEM team competitions.
This year, 1,000 students and teachers representing intermediate and high schools from every island across the state of Hawaiʻi are expected to participate in the conference. For many, it will be their first experience at a regional technology conference, complete with 40+ student breakout sessions, 30+ teacher breakout sessions, 14 software competitions, STEM playground, a formal awards…