Just go out there and explore technology at your school, community and more:
- Get involved in robotics:
- Friends of Hawaii Robotics is a non-profit organization that supports school robotics programs statewide: Get involved, or start your own team
- In Hawaii First Lego League, learn to think like a scientist or engineer and build a program out of Legos!
- Science Fairs are a great way to show others your science knowledge: Every February, Honolulu District schools partner with Kapiolani Community College to hold the Honolulu District Science Fair
- Take a trip to Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center: A world-class, interactive, participatory learning environment designed to inspire the young and “young-at-heart” to new heights of learning and discovery
- Take a trip to Bishop Museum: It has multiple exhibits and is recognized throughout the world for scientific research, educational programs, and extensive collections which give voice to the stories of Hawaii and the Pacific
- Check out Mauna Kea: The 4,200-meter high summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii houses the world’s largest observatory for optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy. Can’t visit in-person? Check out their webcams!
- Check out the Hokulani Imaginarium at Windward Community College: A high-tech, 40-foot dome planetarium with 66 seats equipped with an interactive control panel so you can actively interact with the visual display on the screen above you
Focus on technology, keep improving, and have fun as you set and fulfill goals:
- The Keaholoa STEM Program at UH Hilo offers tutoring, outreach and internships to promote science, technology, engineering and math education: Their outreach program helps youth build a strong sense of identity, raise career goals and educational aspirations, and provides meaningful learning experiences for its participants
- Check out Isis Hawaii, an online mentoring resource for women and girls: High school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are able to receive one-on-one mentorship from a local professional in their desired industry! Who would know better than someone who is already in the field?
- Do you feel like you need more than what your high school offers? Talent Development Hawai‘i at UH Manoa is a summer program for gifted high school students: This program introduces students to courses beyond the school’s curriculum, including mathematics, computer science, science in space, robotics, ocean engineering, even French! Scholarships for students with financial needs are available
- Ask your school’s science teachers if they know of any opportunities to become involved with science: Your teacher may know of local organizations looking for students’ help, or may even have a special project they need your help with!
- Take courses at a college: There are programs that offer classes for high school students who are ready for an introduction to college. Many programs provide hands-on learning opportunities as well as access to university faculty and research
- The UH Mano offers learning opportunities for secondary students through the John Burns School of Medicine.
- Grades 10-11: Join the Summer Scholar Program at UH Manoa and earn college credits for six weeks in the summer. Participants can register for summer courses and experience the college environment while still in high school
Great minds think alike. Connect and work with other people who like technology as you reach your dream:
- There are so many career choices in the field of science: Start to narrow your choices by looking into more information about your interests, or even try out an internship