Recognition on a National Level

We were honored with a chapter feature on the national ESW website last November. The post highlighted our work with the Rain Garden Project led by Geena Wann and Jason Salseg. Thank you ESW!!!

Click here to see the post and check out the national ESW site.

 

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Want to Support Us?! We have a FUNDRAISER!

Wanting an early start on Christmas gifts? Are you a Ward Village regular? Do you like playing games, eating food, or wearing clothes?! You can be an ESW supporter!!! HOW? Buy a Festival of Giving passport from an ESW member (only $10!), shop at ward next weekend (Nov 6-8) and you can support us AND save money!!  Yeah we think it’s pretty amazing too! Just ask your friendly ESW member or email our president Jason Salseg (salseg@hawaii.edu) to get your passport!

Here is a link that shows you all the money you can Save and Win! (There’s also a gift card scavenger hunt!!):

http://mallimages.mallfinder.com/images/PDFs/WVfogSpring2015.pdf

THANKS FOR SUPPORTING US!

Bytemarks Cafe hosts another ESW member on air for STEM projects!

Check out our club’s VP, Geena Wann, on air as she talks about her trip to Washington DC to the National Maker Faire!

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Read all about it here: http://www.bytemarkscafe.org/2015/08/19/episode-364-univ-of-hawaii-makers-aug-19-2015/

Click the “Download MP3” button at the bottom to hear the show!

Special thanks to Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa for the opportunity!

Hawaii NPR’s Bytemarks Cafe hosted an ESW member!

A big Mahalo to Bytemarks Cafe for having ESW and KCC student Jessica Grazziotin on the Sustainability Episode 362! She starts 10min in talking about the upcoming IKE symposium and how her internship at HiCapacity helped her prepare. There is a little story about the forming of ESW at KCC!

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“Photo (l-r): James Koivunen, Burt Lum, Anne Murata, Kevin Vaccarello, Fred Lau, Jessica Grazziotin, Joshua Kaahua, Ryan Ozawa”

Check out the other topics on the Episode as well: “Anne Murata from the Pacific Aviation Museum will tell us about the 8th Biggest Little Airshow next weekend. Then Jessica Grazziotin is here from the UH College of Engineering to fill us in on the 2nd annual Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering Symposium. Finally, we’ll talk about food sustainability with Kevin Vaccarello from Sustain Hawaii, Fred Lau from Mari’s Gardens, and Marty Matlock from the Univ of Arkansas. From soil-less farming to setting metrics, how will we measure success as we move forward?”

Thank you so much to Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa for the opportunity! Here is a little bit about Bytemarks Cafe: “[Bytemarks Cafe] runs every Wednesday on Hawaii Public Radio, HPR-2 from 5-6pm HST in the afternoon. Please tune in to KIPO – 89.3 FM and catch the latest happenings in the tech and science world with a distinctively Hawaii-centric perspective. Located out in the middle of the Pacific, we are definitely not a Silicon Valley. Nevertheless, there are a lot of interesting projects going on in web development, clean energy, environment,  Internet applications, open knowledge, entrepreneurial and startup activities. Our goal at Bytemarks Cafe is showcase these projects and build a broader awareness of tech and science in Hawaii. Our aim is to also encourage dialog and interaction, both online and in real space. Thanks for joining us on Bytemarks Cafe.”

Special thanks to HiCapacity for connecting the tech community and providing the platform to meet with Bytemarks!

ESW in UH System News

“Solar Cart project powers up renewable energy education”

View the story: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/07/10/solar-cart-project-powers-up-renewable-energy-education/

“Projects like the Kapiʻolani CC Solar Cart are a vital part of the university’s larger strategy to improve sustainability and sustainability education because they offer us the ability to enhance students’ learning experience through solving real-world challenges that directly impact our campuses,” said UH System Sustainability Coordinator Matthew Lynch. “These small-scale pilot projects also allow us to test innovative technologies and ideas to develop viable solutions that can be deployed at larger scales.”


E HOʻOMAIKAʻI ANA ia ʻoukou!
CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!

This is the step that everyone needs to be taking in the world.

If Every home had something like this, they would be able to survive without generators and other costly things that most of the Kanaka cannot afford in the first place.

I hope that you can make a copywrite or something and sell the plans because I have 38 in my household and have lived through 2 hurricanes struggling with my 7 children now with 18 grandchildren too.

We would surely be able to build one with the diverse talents in our ʻohana because everyone is a “jack of all trades” and a master of none.

I am the first one able to go to college at 50. My two daughter in laws have liberal arts degrees and other than that, we all just have work experience in the real world.

But this project that you folks have created would be just as important as our hulihuli machine, our poi grinder, our pakini, and our toolshed.

Because this would help our ʻohana connect with the modern amenities that we need when there is no other source available.

Hūlō Hūlo Hūlō!

Iesū pū, aloha.

Tūtū Māmā Uʻilani Kūhaulua


 

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/07/10/solar-cart-project-powers-up-renewable-energy-education/

Mobile Solar Power Station Project!

Check out our first project that made the UH news! Full description: ESW Solar Cart

Community Sponsors:

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Humble Beginnings:

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The team: The Design Team for our Solar Cart knows how to rally at 4am. You couldn’t find a better group of engineering students! These guys killed it!!

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The Final Product! Presented on Earth Day on campus at Kapiolani Community College.

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Special mahalos to everyone that participated in building and presenting Thank you to the cart! Also our sponsors at Solar Cool Hawaii , Re-use Hawaii, Universal Manufacturers, and All-build Construction.

Thanks for the Spotlight from KCC’s OFIE

Check out our spotlight article from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at KCC:

Spotlight on STEM “Building a Better World: National Engineering Organization launches Local Chapter”

By Micael Rodriguez and Jason Salseg (edited by Kendall Kido)

To many, learning to live in harmony with nature while enjoying modern innovation and technology sounds like either a pipe dream or a distant, futuristic reality.  There are some who believe this to be impossible altogether.  One new club on campus seeks to make this dream a reality.  Now.  Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW); a national organization of students, university faculty and working professionals; welcomes its newest chapter on the campus of Kapi’olani Community College.  Kapi’olani ESW joins over 50 other chapters in universities across North America.

The local Hawaii chapter, which plans to coordinate with other higher education institutions in the state, was spearheaded by student Jason Salseg with the help of Kapi’olani CC faculty members Dr. Harry Davis and Dr. Aaron Hanai.  Jason says the goal of Kapi’olani ESW is to, “engage future engineers who are still at the college and middle school and even elementary school level with hands on activities that benefit the community and have a focus on sustainability driven projects.  Starting their focus now will have a tremendous impact later in the field of engineering.”

The club had its first meeting in April and hit the ground running. Within three weeks, they designed and built their first project: a functional solar powered cart delivering a hearty 500 watts per hour.  Local companies, Solar Cool, All-Build Construction, Universal Manufactures & Re-Use Hawaii donated materials, and club members Yu Gong, Geena Wann, Will Kaeo, Bryson Racoma, Jackson Poscablo, Joe Valle, Michael Rodriguez and Jason Salseg designed and constructed the functional cart which debuted for the Earth Day event April 20th.  Club member Geena Wann said, “we are still small, we are still new, so we are by taking on these smaller projects we can work towards a bigger goal.  Hopefully in the future, we can get us to the point where we can be completely sustainable.”

Kapi’olani CC ESW is looking forward to the future.  They plan to tackle other renewable energy projects like biodiesel, hydroponics and hydrogen cell technologies.  With such lofty goals, it helps that members hail from so many different engineering majors.  Currently, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are represented, however all disciplines are encouraged to participate and help create a sustainable present, and a sustainable future.

“You have these big topics of concern that can only be addressed by engineers.  When you see (young) students interested in taking on these incredibly large and complex issues, you know that these things can get solved.  These are the student engineers who are going to fix those problems.”

-Jason Salseg

Thank you OFIE: http://ofie.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/