Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award

May 6, 2019

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) is now accepting applications for their 2019 Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award. This annual award is presented to a Maui County project that best demonstrates the most innovative use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) tools and capabilities to serve and improve our community.

The award is open to all Maui County students, grades 6-12. High school seniors graduating this June are also eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate the best combination of technology with service learning for the benefit of Maui Nui. STEMworks students are encouraged to apply, but applicants need not be in a STEMworks lab to be considered.
The winning project will be announced at “Pathways To Our Future,” the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner & Auction, to be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui. Proceeds from this popular annual event will go to support MEDB’s continuing efforts to advance STEM education in Maui County, empower teachers and offer students access to the teaching, tools, and experiences that will prepare them for STEM careers.

“The Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award recognizes our islands’ best and brightest in the innovation and the application of science and technology to solve challenges around us,” said Leslie Wilkins, MEDB’s President and CEO. “It is the highest student award MEDB presents and we look forward to honoring our county’s STEM stars on August 31st.”

Deadline for applications is August 12, 2019. To download an application, visit For questions, email or call (808) 875-2300.