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Scholastic Robotics

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HIFED Visits World Robofest in Michigan!

  This May, Hawai‘i Robofest committee members visited the 2015 World Robofest in Southfield, Michigan. The visit was prompted by an invitation from Robofest founder and Director, Prof. CJ Chung, to have the Hawai‘i chapter host the international 2017 World Robofest. Teams from all over the world competed in the event – South Korea, China, Egypt, Paris, […]

Congratz to the Mighty Mo’ Education Program!

A big “Congratulations!” to the USS Missouri’s Education Team on hosting their 20th on-board robotics challenge! A little background: In 2009, HI FusionED partnered with the USS Missouri’s Education Team and Community Partner, Dwayne Abuel, to develop an on-board robotics program for students. Not only did program activities reinforce 21st century skills development, it focused on the history of […]

VPerch II In Test Phase

The 2014 Virtual SeaPerch orientation for teachers was held at the awesome Chew Tech Center at Mid-Pacific Institute (July 22-23). Participants were able to get a broad overview of the beta application and contribute to the improvement and further development of an integrated academics program centered on marine tech. Since 2012, a collaborative partnership with 3D design […]

Support Hawaii Robofest 2015!

We’re gearing up for our 8th Hawaii Robofest season! This awesome international scholastic robotics program was introduced to Hawaii in 2006 and ran its first regional tournament at Pearlridge Center. Last year, 250 students participated in the 7th annual Regional Qualifier at the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus, making this the largest program among […]

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 […]

isisHawaii Receives Capital One Grant

(October 7, 2013) HONOLULU, Hawaii – isisHawaii is pleased to announce it has received a $9,946 grant from the Capital OneSM Investing for GoodSM program. isisHawaii will use these funds to support the Hawaii Robofest scholastic robotics program, particularly in expanding to Title I schools (i.e., schools with over 60% student enrollment in federally subsidized […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inventor: Leeden Raquel’s Motor Tester

  Meet student inventor, Leeden Raquel, a 7th grader at Highlands Intermediate. With skills he acquired through an isisHawaii project with partner 3D Academy and the complex’s STEM initiatives, Leeden created a device to test the torque (rotational force) of motors used in building robots for the VEX robotic program. Collin Kobayashi (CEO/Founder of 3D […]