MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Grant Awards 2014 – 2015

Akaku: Project YBEAM, Moloka’i – $4,000

To train Moloka’i students in mobile journalism using professional industry tools and technologies. Students receive 30+ hours of professional training and participate in location field-production assignments.

Baldwin High School: VEX Robotics – $5,000

For development of robots that can complete the VEX Robotics competition tasks.

Baldwin High School: FIRST Robotics – $5,000

For building, design, and programming tasks in preparation for the FIRST Robotics competition.

Baldwin High School: Robotics Sponsorship – $5,000

For preparation for Robotics tournaments including programming, design, building, and participation in tournaments.

Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award: AJ Ramelb and King Kekaulike High School – $10,000

To recognize the innovation of student AJ Ramelb, who developed a tool that enables handicapped students to grasp paintbrushes and participate in art class, and to support development of student-driven STEM lab projects and technology tools at the school.

Hui Malama Learning Center: Online Film Series 1.0 – $4,000

For development of career readiness through STEM education projects, in which students create and produce podcasts and short films.

Institute for Astronomy: Maui Mini-HI STAR – $3,000

For an astronomy program in which students are paired with a mentor who is an astronomer and develop and present science projects based on astronomy.

Kamalii Elementary School: Engineering is Elementary – $4,589

To purchase Engineering is Elementary curriculum to implement at grades K-5. The curriculum promotes early development of problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, and information presentation skills.

Kihei Charter School: Inspiring Better Fitness – $4,366

To purchase equipment and apps that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in the middle school physical education classes.

Kihei Charter School: Computer Lab upgrade – $5,000

For equipment to upgrade the middle school computer lab, boost processing capabilities within the lab, and give students access to current and relevant computing technology.

King Kekaulike High School: Robotics – $3,200

For preparation and participation in VEX competitions on Maui and Oahu.

King Kekaulike High School: STEM Conference support – $650

For preparation and participation in the 2015 Hawaii STEM Conference at the Wailea Marriott.

Lahainaluna High School: FIRST Robotics – $5,000

For development of STEM skills using FIRST Robotics as their learning platform.

Lokelani Intermediate School: VEX/VEX IQ Robotics – $3,783

For development of STEM skills in students through participation in the Robotics program.

Maui High School: VEX Robotics Challenge – $5,000

For development in the design process and STEM concepts in preparation for the international VEX Robotics challenge events.

Maui High School – FIRST Robotics: $5,000

For development of STEM skills through relevant real-world projects required by Robotics.

Maui High School: National Student Television Network Convention – $5,000

To enable students to participate and compete in the National Student Television Network Convention in California.

Maui Preparatory Academy: VEX IQ World Championships – $5,000

For preparation and participation at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championships in Louisville.

Maui Schools Science Fair – $2,040

For participation of the top Maui Schools in the State Science and Engineering Fair on Oahu.

Maui Waena Intermediate School: FIRST Robotics – $5,000

To enable robotics students to attend the state Botball tournament.

Maui Waena Intermediate School: Robotics – $3,000

For preparation and participation in VEX and VEX IQ competitions.

Maui Waena Intermediate School: Newscast training – $5,000

For a workshop led by Emmy award-winning newscaster Les Rose, which included middle and high school students creating a newscast and presenting it to their peers.

MEDB Women in Technology – $50,000

For facilitation and expansion of student STEM activities and teacher training in Maui, and enhancement of MEDB’s annual Hawai’I STEM conference.

Molokai Middle School: Robotics – $5,000

For preparation and participation in VIV aio Maui and Maui Fair VEX IQ tournaments.

Montessori School of Maui: Robotics & Engineering Studio – $5,000

For after-school STEM engagement workshops that will supplement classroom learning. The program provides introductory knowledge of physics, simple machines, electronic circuits, basic software design and programming, and robot design.

PBS Hawaii: HIKI NO for Maui County participants – $4,000

For Maui participants in PBS’ HIKI NO program in which students write, shoot, and produce stories about their community for a weekly broadcast.

Pomaikai Elementry School: Robotics – $3,392

For development of STEM skills through designing, building, and programming tasks of Robotics program.

Pukalani Elementary School: Robotics – $4,856

For preparation and participation in VEX and VEX IQ competitions.

St. Anthony High School: Digital Media Lab – $5,000

To upgrade STEM lab equipment in the middle school that are used to develop projects that foster STEM learning.

St. Anthony High School: FIRST Robotics World Finals – $5,000

For preparation and competition in the FIRST Robotics World Finals held in St. Louis, Missouri

Wailuku Roselani 4H Club – $3,819

To purchase equipment that enables students to monitor and document shoreline and coral reef conditions, and to promote responsible shoreline management.