Haunted HACK Night!

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Hosted by ESW  and local hackerspace/makerspace HICapacity.

Do you want to make your costume stand out this year?!

Ever wanted to learn to build your own apps?!

Want to meet professionals in the tech industry?!

Do you have an invention in mind?!

Join us for FREE beginner help with 3D printing, soldering, coding, and other electronic project advice! Come check out electronic projects that students and professionals in the community are working on!

Wednesday, Oct. 7th (3:30-6) in the KCC Stem Center.

Spread the word and pass this flyer here!

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!


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!

Ladies in Tech Night!


Join ESW members, students, and other women from the tech industry for Ladies in Tech night @ the HICapacity makerspace in Manoa.

Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30-7pm

HICapacity is in the Manoa Innovation Center (2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite #132)

More info here: www.hicapacity.org or here http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2015/08/22/ladies-in-tech

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!


“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!

2015 Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering (or `IKE) Symposium

Come check out the IKE program’s symposium next weekend to see the projects made by engineering students at UH Manoa and the community colleges:
‘IKE: Indigenous Knowledge in Engineering
Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘IKE Scholars Symposium
Saturday August 15, 2015
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Holmes Hall
8:30am – 1:00pm
“‘IKE is a six-campus University of Hawaii collaboration aimed to increase access to a quality pre-engineering education by focusing on a framework supportive of Native Hawaiian students in engineering fields.

The 4th annual ‘IKE Scholars Symposium will showcase the work of over 90 pre-engineering & engineering students from Honolulu CC, Kapiolani CC, Leeward CC, Windward CC, UH Maui College, and UH Manoa. We invite educators, partners, family, and community members to join us!”

PROJECT: ESW Rain Barrel Diversion System phase I

Our second project is underway! We’re working on a rain barrel designed to divert water collected from the roof gutter system to a garden. The barrel will provide a year-long supply of water to the garden that otherwise would only experience a seasonal rainfall.

The Design:

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The Location: The `Iliahi building at Kapiolani Community College


The Product:


Breaking Ground:


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!

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



Engineers for a Sustainable World

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