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7th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional

The 7th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Tournament was a huge success! On Saturday, April 5th, at the University of Hawaii West Oahu campus, over 250 students from grades 4-8 competed in autonomous robotic activities. The event was free and open to the public from 8:30am to 3:00pm. AMD Game Results: 1st Place: 783-3 Highlands Intermediate […]

La‘au Lapa‘au: Healing with Native Plants

isisHawaii’s “Ipu Waiwai Kula ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project has provided wonderful opportunities to connect local professionals from academia, industry and the community to educators to co-design culturally responsive project-based activities for students. One such professional is Leinaala Bright – a certified healing practitioner – who has helped our school partners to better understand connections […]

Aquaponic-grown Ipu at Nanakuli

See what’s been growing at our Nanakuli “Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project site! Educator, Jewelynn Kirkland, harvested these ipu, or “Bottle Gourd” (Lagenaria siceraria), mainly for safety reasons. They were growing so fast and large that she was afraid of the gourds falling on someone (the plants have since been removed). Compared to […]

Virtual SeaPerch: Phase II Begins!

  (September 11, 2013) HONOLULU – isisHawaii is pleased to announce it has received a subcontract from Navatek Ltd to develop Phase II of isisHawaii’s virtual application, VPerch (Virtual Sea Perch) – an on-line educational module that introduces students to basic engineering and computer-aided design concepts through designing, building and testing underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles […]

Po‘okela Academy Visits WindwardCC

    September 20, 2013 – Students from Castle High School’s Po‘okela Academy visited Windward Community College in Kaneohe, Hawai‘i, to explore the science behind aquaponics, a sustainable hybrid agricultural method that nurtures both fish and produce in a water-based environment. Funded by a Hawai‘i P-20 initiative grant (College Access and Challenge Grant), isisHawaii was […]

6th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional

Hawai‘i Robofest celebrated its 6th annual Regional Qualifier on Saturday, April 27th, at the beautiful University of Hawaii West O‘ahu campus. Over 230 students (48 teams) participated, including 4 new schools from West O‘ahu (Nanakuli, Wai‘anae) and Kalihi. Tournament results are, as follows: SRCC Game Category (Jr Division – 17 entries): 1st place: 783-1 Team […]

CTAHR & isisHawaii Co-host Aquaponics Event!

On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), in collaboration with isisHawaii, will host an inaugural event — “Aquaponics in the Classroom” — bringing researchers and industry professionals together with K-12 educators and students with a common interest in aquaponics. Aquaponics — an emerging technology that […]

Hawaii Robofest: Preview on Sat Oct. 20th

Robofest is a fun, engaging robotics program for students encouraging creativity and innovation through relevant, challenging 21st century learning experiences. Since 2000, the Robofest has grown rapidly with teams from all over the United States, England, Canada, China, France, South Korea, Mexico and Singapore. In 2012, Hawai‘i hosted the largest Robofest regional worldwide! The 6th […]

2012 Hawaii Robofest Award Winners

The 5th Annual Hawaii Robofest Qualifying Competition was held on Saturday, March 31st, 2012, at Leeward Community College. Robofest was founded in 2000 by Dr. CJ Chung (Professor of Mathematics) at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Robofest is a math-based international scholastic robotics program for students in grades 5-12.  Hawaii is one of 25 […]

2012 R2R Game Workshop

The 5th Annual Hawaii Robofest season is underway with isisHawaii hosting the program’s first workshop held on Saturday, January 14th, 2012, at Highlands Intermediate School. This year’s game, “Robot 2 the Rescue”, challenges students to design, manipulate and program NXT LEGO® robots in a mock rescue course. Program Director Jake Tamaye and Joe Adcock (volunteer […]