MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Grant Awards 2010 – 2011

Engaging Kilohana Students into Geographic Inquiry – $5,000 Grant
Kilohana Elementary School – Special Education

To provide students with a basic understanding of spatial concepts, pattern recognition, and map analysis through geographic study.

My learning goals were met!…[My student’s] confidence in their own ability to purposefully manipulate technology grows with every experience.
Robin Brooks
Teacher, Kalama Intermediate School

Maui County Science Initiative – $5,000 Grant
Hawaii State Science Olympiad

To assist the Maui County Science Initiative in establishing STEM clubs county-wide.

Botball Competition – $5,000 Grant
Maui Waena Intermediate School

For robotics team to participate in the Botball state tournament on Oahu.

First Lego League Team – $4,225 Grant
Maui Girls 4-H Club

To enable members to compete in the First Lego League tournament on Oahu.

Robotics Club – $2,460 Grant
Carden Academy Middle School

To help establish the school’s first-ever robotics club and for participation in the Maui First Lego League Tournament.

Expanding the VEX Robotics Program for Maui Schools – $4,775 Grant
Maui High School

To enable team to compete in the Oahu Regional VEX tournament.

VEX Robotics Competition – $5,000 Grant
Baldwin High School

To assist robotics team with participation in the Oahu Regional VEX tournament.

Expanding STEM with VEX – $4,662 Grant
Moloka`i High School

For establishment of the school’s robotics program and for participation in the Maui Regional VEX tournament.

Moving Our Body Forward with Biomedical Engineering – $5,000 Grant
Moloka`i Complex Schools

For expansion of the Moloka`i Complex’s Robotics program and for assistance to participate in the Maui Regional First Lego League competition.

Iao School Robotics Team – $4,995 Grant
Iao Intermediate School

To enable the team to compete in the VEX World Competition in Dallas, Texas.

Baldwin Robotics – $5,000 Grant
Baldwin High School

For funding assistance to compete in the FIRST Robotics competitions in San Diego, California and Oahu.

King Kekaulike Robotics Team – $4,880 Grant
King Kekaulike High School

To enable the team to compete in the Hawaii Regional FIRST Tournament on Oahu.

Farming without Boundaries – Special Education – $2,618 Grant
Moloka`i High School

For two aquaponics systems for special needs community-based instruction program.

A Global Habitat Exploration – $4,950 Grant
Kilohana Elementary School

For 28 5th and 6th graders to investigate unique habitats on Molokai and to share experiences with international penpals.

Technological Equipment – $4,830 Grant
Alaka`ina Foundation

To give students a better understanding of the Hawaiian culture, renewable energy sources, and sustainability utilizing the Digital Bus mobile laboratory.

Soil Conservation Awareness – $5,000 Grant
Dirt Devils 4-H Club

For club to participate in the National Conservation Awareness Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Maui 4-H Tech Connect Fair – $4,823 Grant
Maui 4-H Club

For Tech Connect Fair on Maui to promote STEM careers through hands-on, team-based experiences for 50 4-H members and 20 youth mentors.

Observing and Experimenting with Satellites – $5,000 Grant
Makawao Elementary School

For Orbital Research Tracking Projects (METEOR) that help students track low orbiting satellites and debris.

Discovery Education – $5,000 Grant
Department of Education – County of Maui

For the Discovery Education program that helps integrate technology, science, and multimedia into regular classes.

Inquiry Based Lab Experiments – $4,719 Grant
King Kekaulike High School

To advance student use of technology through inquiry-based lab experiments.

Engaging Young Scientists with Hi-tech Hatching – $2,796 Grant
Fun, 2, 3 Pre-School in Keokea, Kula

For experiential play-based learning of biological processes and the importance of technology.

Real World Biotechnology Discovery – $5,000 Grant
Lahainaluna High School

For 60+ students to clone, sequence and analyze genes from native Hawaiian plants in a biotechnology lab.

Second Annual Molokai Math Day – $5,000 Grant
Kaunakakai Elementary School

For 12 University of Hawaii-Manoa graduate students and 4 faculty members to participate in math mentoring for 300 students from Moloka`i schools.

Digital Media Students Television Network – $4,500 Grant
Maui High School

To enable the Digital Media team to participate in the Student Television Network Convention and On-site Competition held in Orlando, Florida.

Create, Communicate, Compete – $5,000 Grant
Maui High School

For staging of the 2nd Annual Maui Based Competition that provides 120 students with opportunities to display their knowledge in graphics and digital media.

Digital Media Lab – $5,000 Grant
Lahainaluna High School

For a digital media lab that promotes visual literacy for 165 students.

Digital Media Lab – $5,000 Grant
Baldwin High School

For computers and software to give students hands-on opportunities in digital media with a focus on TV production.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Maui High Performance Computing Center and Pacific Disaster Center

Provided internships to apply an emerging interest in science to real world problems, and experience that give two interns insight into determining their future career paths.