Our Islands, Our Future

The Hawai’i STEM Conference will be held on April 19-20, 2013 at the Wailea Marriott. Over 300 STEM/Service Learning students, teachers, parents, community and business leaders will gather to celebrate their work over the past year, share stories and meet other STEM/Service Learning students from different islands. For many, it is their first experience at a regional technology conference complete with breakout sessions, software competitions, a formal awards banquet, and exhibit presentations. It will be an excellent opportunity for students to get the latest software training, and compete against other teams in challenging, but fun software competitions.

Over the two days, software training sessions will be held in the following areas for students — 3D CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Web Design, Game Design, Digital Publishing, Cyber Security, Videography, GIS/GPS, Leadership, Gaming, and Voyaging. We are pleased to announce that some of these training sessions will be led by industry professionals from Google, National Geographic, SketchUp, Esri, and the Searider Foundation!

The primary goal of this STEM conference is to inspire and challenge our Hawaii STEM students to become creative, intuitive, adaptable learners who can solve unpredictable, real-world problems.

The 2013 Hawaii STEM Conference is sponsored by the Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology program in partnership with the County of Maui and the State Office of Career and Technical Education.