July 2018 Inspire

16-Jul-2018

Inspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Hawai'i students team with South Koreans to win e-ICON challenge, students contribute to Rutgers University's plant DNA research, Wilcox Elementary students explain the value of STEM in their learning experience, more stories.

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JULY 2018

e-ICON 1st place team
South Korea-USA team takes top prize at e-ICON
A joint South Korea-USA team takes top prize at 8th e-ICON World Contest for the development of a brilliant augmented reality app.The e-ICON contest brought teams together from all over the world to participate, challenging students to create educational mobile apps as tools to achieve United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. STORY  

STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO RUTGERS' PLANT DNA RESEARCH
As part of Waipahu High's Biotechnology Science Scholars Program, students from Waipahu, Campbell and Kapolei high schools became an extension of Rutgers University’s Waksman Institute of Microbiology for the summer. STORY  

WILCOX ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SHARE THE VALUE OF STEM
Students from this Kauai school explain why their learning experiences are enhanced by Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Watch the video and share with your friends on Facebook. WATCH  

HAWAI'I PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS HONORED WITH PAEMST
Akeyo Garcia of Ewa Elementary and Masaru Uchino of Momilani Elementary have been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation. STORY  

WAIALUA'S GLENN LEE HONORED WITH MENTORING AWARD
The Waialua High & Intermediate robotics program lead earned a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). He is the first K-12 educator to ever win the award. LEARN MORE  

HAWAI'I AWARDED TROOPS TO TEACHERS GRANT
The federal funds, totaling $600,932 over five years, will help align the Defense Department’s Troops to Teachers goals with the Hawai'i DOE's diversified teacher recruiting and retention plan. STORY  

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