Pilot project volunteers learn to be energy efficient

Pilot project volunteers learn to be energy efficient

Maui Smart Grid volunteers wrapped up their participation in a pilot project that led many to become more energy efficient. “I really wanted to get a good handle on my family’s energy use and bring down, if possible, our electricity … Continue reading

Artwork needed to jump-start charging station designs

Artwork needed to jump-start charging station designs

Maui County students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit art designs to beautify the island’s JUMPSmartMaui Fast-Charger stations. “This is a chance for Maui’s talented students to shine and jump-start their creative juices by coming up with … Continue reading

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Ke Alahele grant leverages more technology equipment

Ke Alahele grant leverages more technology equipment

Kihei Charter High School technology and engineering teacher Evelyn Zayas intended to use a Ke Alahele Education Fund grant to expose her students to electronics, but they received much more as she was able to leverage her grant to get … Continue reading

Come See Us at the Maui Fair!

Come See Us at the Maui Fair!

Focus Maui Nui returns to the Maui Fair to begin a community conversation about energy. Maui residents know first-hand how fast the energy landscape changes, and how complicated it is. We hope that a community conversation about energy will capture … Continue reading

Space classroom workshop shows fun in STEM teaching

Space classroom workshop shows fun in STEM teaching

Pukalani Elementary School second-grade teacher Betty Brask found a great deal of inspiration and a renewed drive to teach science, technology, engineering and math while attending “Space in the Classroom” at the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) … Continue reading

STEMworks™ interns update, enhance Da Kitchen

STEMworks™ interns update, enhance Da Kitchen

Da Kitchen part-owner Mariah Brown said her restaurant continues to thrive after partnering this summer on a STEMworks™ internship. “At first I just wasn’t sure about it,” Brown said. But since then, interns Renezel Lagran and Justin Jackson have proven … Continue reading

Couple sets native tree planting roots on Maui

After planting trees in every state across the country, Joe Imhoff and Sara Tekula returned to their roots on Maui, giving life to a newborn son, and their fledgling nonprofit, Plant a Wish. The husband-and-wife team was first featured in … Continue reading

Innovative design empowers artful independence

Innovative design empowers artful independence

AJ Ramelb’s tenacity and technological innovation gave disabled students an independence they don’t often experience. “I really wanted my students to be able to paint their own pictures, and AJ made that possible,” said Hillary Watt, a special education teacher … Continue reading

Entrepreneur follows trends, creates strategies

Entrepreneur follows trends, creates strategies

At Bump Networks, founder Arben Kryeziu says his staff operates on the premise that work is not all about them. “All my team members are non-ego centric,” he said as he explained why the business has been sustainable for almost … Continue reading

Ke Alahele event distinguishes STEM Education

Ke Alahele event distinguishes STEM Education

Programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math take center stage this week as Maui Economic Development Board rolls out its annual Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner & Auction. Hundreds of supporters are expected to raise money Saturday at the Grand … Continue reading