MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Grant Awards 2013 – 2014

Baldwin High School Fund the Future Sponsorship: Robotics – $5,000

Support Baldwin High School Robotics Team’s 2013-14 season, which includes robot programming, design, building, competition, and publicity.

Maui High School Fund the Future Sponsorship: Robotics – $5,000

Support Maui High School Robotics Team’s 2013-14 season which includes robot programming, design, building, competition, and publicity.

Baldwin High School – $4,000

Continue to support Baldwin High’s 4th season of VEX robotics program and competition participation.

Kualapu`u Charter School – $1,914

Restart Kualapu`u Charter School’s competitive robotics team after a one year hiatus and participate in the 2013 FIRST Lego League Robotics competition.

Kaunakakai Elementary School – $1,618.46

Support the school’s extracurricular robotics program and allow students to participate in the 2013 FIRST Lego League Robotics competition.

Molokai Middle School – $2,015.97

Funding will help state champion robotics team compete in regional robotics tournaments. Robotics has exposed Molokai Middle School to first-time STEM opportunities and skills.

King Kekaulike High School – $3,880

Continue the VEX Robotics program at King Kekaulike, giving interested students the opportunity to explore various STEM pathways through competition and skill development.

Seabury Hall – $2,558

Award allows Seabury Hall to form its first Hawaii State Science Olympiad team and enhance the school’s STEM curriculum through team learning and competition.

Maui Waena Media Club – $4,691.69

Augment the middle school’s media club with three new Apple MacBooks designated for digital media training and competition.

Kihei Charter Middle School – $2,364

Help students struggling in math by offering new education applications and unique learning platforms through the purchase of 12 tablet computers.

Pukalani Elementary School – $4,945

Supplement an engineering, project-based curriculum that encourages classrooms to integrate and expand STEM concepts across disciplines through “STREAM” (STEM + reading and arts).

Kalama Intermediate School – $5,000

Help eighth grade students learn and practice the skills required for 21st century citizens through “Hui Ho`okele,” problem-based STEM units taught quarterly.

Kaunakakai Elementary School – $5,000

Enable 5th graders to participate in “weXplore,” an initiative to promote college and career readiness through a variety of inquiry-based STEM projects in the classroom, including bridge building, electrical boards and circuitry, computer-aided design (CAD), computer technologies, robotics, and flight and space exploration.

Hawaii State Science Olympiad – $1,000

Sponsor Hawaii State Science Olympiad (HSSO), a “hands-on, minds-on” team-based science program for K-12 public, private, charter, and home schools across the state. HSSO is a science-education non-profit organization associated with the National Science Olympiad program.

Kihei Charter High School – $1,250

Fund the purchase of 20 “SparkFun” Inventor Kits which teaches the basic concepts of electronic circuitry, introduces electronics and programming careers, and primes interested students for entry into the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Molokai High School – $2,053.45

Build capacity for the VEX Robotics Club through mentoring middle school students and fund competition at the Valley Isle VEX Tournament.

Kihei Charter Middle School – $4,000

Allow students to produce a modeled solution using “Autodesk Inventor” software and an in-house 3D printer. Local STEM professionals provide guidance and support in the engineering design process.

Maui High School – $5,000

Continue to support Maui High School’s ten-year robotics program by funding participation in the FIRST Robotics competition and their community outreach efforts.

Lokelani Intermediate School – $4,000

Fund the school’s robotics program which has over 200 students participating in three different tournaments. The program partners with mentors from the Maui High Robotics Club to build skills and confidence.

Maui High School Fund the Future Sponsorship: Digital Media – $5,000

Help offset expenses for sixteen students and two teachers to attend the 2014 Student Television Network convention to learn about new communication technologies, creative media, and broadcast journalism.

Montessori School of Maui – $5,000

Expand the school’s newly launched robotics program and enhance STEM curriculum.

Lahainaluna High School Fund the Future Sponsorship: Digital Media – $5,000

Update and expand the school’s digital media lab with the purchase of iMac computers and “Final Cut Pro X” video editing software.

Maui Waena Intermediate School – $5,000

Allow more than 25 robotics student participants to compete in the state Botball tournament.

PBS Hawaii – $5,000

Support HIKI NO, a PBS Hawaii learning initiative that trains students in digital media, communications, broadcast journalism, STEM, and 21st-century workforce skills in a professional setting. Student-produced HIKI NO episodes are broadcast weekly on PBS Hawaii.