isisHawaii’s project – Ipu Waiwai – Storing the Wealth of Learning (IPU) – is alive and well at Makaha Elementary School! IPU (a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program) provided training and resources for public school teachers (grades 4-6) in the Nanakuli/Wai‘anae district to better engage students and increase [...]
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 [...]
On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, isisHawaii celebrated a special milestone — 10 years in Hawaii! The event was attended by community partners, educators, administrators, students and many others who shared the decade-long journey with us. A big “MAHALO!” to Silver Sponsor CH2M Hill, Bronze Sponsors 3D Academy and Crystal Mills and to all attendees [...]
The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) hosted its 43rd annual conference, “Maintaining Traditions in a Digital Era,” in Oklahoma City this year (Oct 18-21, 2012). Among the indigenous groups represented were American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians. isisHawaii was proud to be included in this national indigenous education forum, sharing findings from the “Ipu [...]
On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), in collaboration with isisHawaii, hosted its first “Aquaponics in the Classroom” Conference. Dr. Clyde Tamaru (conference organizer) welcomed attendees followed by an opening address by Dean Maria Gallo (CTAHR). The featured activity was an interactive session facilitated by [...]
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 [...]
The Hawaii FIRST LEGO® League (HFLL) is the local chapter of a national scholastic robotics program (US FIRST) for students (ages 9-14, including a jr. division ages 6-9). Students design, build and program autonomous LEGO® robots for game play and do research projects based on global challenges. This year’s theme is “Senior Solutions” and students [...]
Watch this video on global sustainability, featuring an interview with isisHawaii industry partner, Reyn Horner (Hapa Farms), and the Highlands Intermediate School sustainable agriculture project.
Japanese inventor introduces a machine that converts plastic waste to oil. Watch this YouTube video (click on image).
Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation “went viral” on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and [...]