Plenty Of Science To Share At KCC Fair
The students in Kapiolani Community College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program will host a free STEM Fair for the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Thursday.
The event will feature food, games, prizes and informational on scholarships, internship positions and other opportunities the STEM program offers.
“With this event, we hope to highlight and demonstrate the accomplishments of the students in the program,” said the program’s marketing coordinator Keoki Noji.
“We feel that it is very important to inform the local community about this program and to let the high school students of Hawaii know that these opportunities are available to them right here in the islands.”
The goal is to have more local students graduate with college degrees in the STEM fields and to enhance the quality of the college’s instructional and outreach programs. The specific focus is on Native Hawaiian students and on the local com- munity.
The STEM Center has peer-mentoring services, tutoring, tablet PC and desktop computer support and other educational resources for all enrolled students. The program also has funding packages to ease the financial burden of attending college.
For more information about the fair or the program, call 734-9425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. plants, and you’re done.
The Joaquins are making plans to install their third Aloha Victory Garden at Dole Middle School, feeding their belief that gardening is a beneficial tool for younger generations that leads to lifelong skills and a healthy lifestyle.
“Micah Wakabayashi (of abilities, and they’ve have proven that they have brown thumbs with their attempts to grow a school garden.
“It breaks my heart to think how disappointed the kids must be. The Wiki Garden will be an early Christmas gift,” Tannya said, adding “Children exposed to gardening will be more likely to eat fruits and vegetables.” communities closer together, beautify neighborhoods, educate our children, reduce family food budgets, and improve health and fitness.”
As new parents themselves, in fact, the Joaquins hope that the program will grow with their 1-year-old son Kaimana.
“Seeing Kai grow and develop as a little person con-
Tannya Joaquin knows getting kids to like their vegetables is easy if you start them off young and grow it in your own back yard. Her son Kaimana seems to relish that lettuce leaf. Photo from the Joaquins.