MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Grant Awards 2011 – 2012

PLUG-INN – $5,000 Grant
Kalama Intermediate School

STEM and cultural collaboration between Kalama Intermediate School, Cook Inlet Tribal Council Schools, Anchorage, AK and Pribilof School District, Pribilof Islands,

FLL Team – $3,655 Grant
Maui Navigators

Support to establish a community-based FIRST Lego League Robotics club for students that do not participate in existing school-based programs.

Maui High VEX Robotics Program – $5,000 Grant
Maui High School

Funding for robotics equipment and for travel expenses in attending Regional VEX competitions on Oahu and the Big Island.

Iao School Robotics Project – $3,989 Grant
Iao Intermediate School

Support for 25 middle school students in robot-building, programming and operation and to support competition in VEX robotics competition.

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

Funding for building, design and programming of VEX robots for 2011-2012 competition on Oahu and the Big Island, registration fees, and travel expenses.

Food Factor Project – $4,816 Grant
Molokai Middle School

For travel expenses to compete in the First Lego League Maui Tournament and to visit tech and engineering companies on Maui to explore STEM careers.

Integrating STEM with Food Safety Project – $4,991 Grant
Molokai Complex Elementary School

For travel expenses to compete in the First Lego League Maui Tournament and to visit tech and engineering companies on Maui to explore STEM careers.

Robotics Club and Botball Competition – $4,000 Grant
Maui Waena Intermediate School

Support for the robotics team to participate in the State Botball tournament on Oah

Kekaulike Robotics – $4,000 Grant
King Kekaulike High School

Support for the robotics team to participate in the VEX and FIRST Robotics competitions.

FIRST Robotics Competition – $4,000 Grant
Lahainaluna High School

Support for robot design, construction, and programming, and offsetting team travel expenses for participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition on Oahu.

FIRST Robotics Program – $4,000 Grant
Baldwin High School

Funding for building, designing and programming FIRST robots for the 2011-2012 season.

Kihei Charter FIRST Robotics Team – $4,000 Grant
South Maui Learning Ohana, Inc.

Support for the robotics team preparing to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition on Oahu.

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

Funding to encourage and support the creation of High School STEM clubs throughout Maui County.

Reach for the Stars – $5,000 Grant
Maui Preparatory Academy

Support for astronomy equipment and materials for students in grades 9-12 that will also benefit the broader community.

Digital Media Program – $5,000 Grant
Maui Waena Intermediate School

Providing plane tickets for educators to travel to the Student Television Network Convention in Dallas so they can share their experience with their students.

The Outdoor Classroom: A Living Museum – $3,700 Grant
Molokai Middle School

Support for students to design and establish a native plant restoration plot on campus and the creation of an outdoor classroom and food garden.

Middle School Student Computer Skills Enhancement Project – $4,680 Grant
Teach Maui, Inc.

Support for a training program to enhance the technology skills of South Maui middle school students to better prepare for the academic challenges in high school.

HIKI No: The Nation’s First Statewide Student News Network – $5,000 Grant
PBS Hawaii

Support for Maui schools in a collaboration between PBS Hawaii and public, private & charter schools statewide to create student-produced newscasts to be aired on PBS.

Digital Media Lab – $4,700 Grant
Lahainaluna High School

Funding for the acquisition of digital media and communications equipment to be used by 200 students a year.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Maui High Performance Computing Center and Pacific Disaster Center

Providing internships to apply scientific experience to real world problems so that interns can gain insight into determining their future career paths.