Please join us on April 1-2, 2011 at the Wailea Marriott, where over 200 STEM/Service Learning students, teachers, parents, community and business leaders will gather on Maui 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.
This Conference section is intended to be a helpful resource, providing students and facilitators with the information needed to plan and prepare for the 2011 Hawaii STEM Conference.
A primary goal of this STEM event is to challenge and encourage as much participation from students as possible. To this end, we are holding software competitions at the conference, allowing teams to display their creative and tech skills in CAD, Web design, Game Design, Poster Design, Music Design, and Video. See competition guidelines here. Competition winners will be announced on Day two at the Hawaii STEM Conference Awards Banquet.
Over the two days, software training sessions will be held in the following areas — 3D CAD, Photoshop, Web Design, Game Design, Videography, GIS/GPS, Leadership, Science/Adaptive Optics, and Green Technologies. For a complete list, see our Breakout Sessions.
“I learned that simple projects can make a big difference. Using technology as a tool to help the community.”
“The highlight of the conference was the Awards Ceremony. Seeing the winners for the different software competitions inspired me to do or look more into the software programs that the students have used. And I felt confident that I could do the same level of hardwork that the other students have done for their community.”
“The best part was meeting and interacting with new people. The time allowed us to get to know other students, talk about our projects and make new connections. We also got to know the professionals in the specific fields and they gave me advice that helped me decide on what to do to get to my career goals.”
“Being able to better connect with other STEM students”