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!

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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!

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.

Exploring My Backyard, summer science event

Exploring My Backyard and Beyond 2-Weeks Summer Program for Rising 7th Graders to Discover the Fun and Build Skills and Career Interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

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The EXPLORING MY BACKYARD AND BEYOND SUMMER PROGRAM is designed to strengthen middle-school students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics utilizing placebased education and Pacific ways of learning at cultural and academic sites. Participating students are primarily Pacific Islanders from Pālolo Housing and all are students at Jarrett Middle School. The program has room for up to fifteen rising 7th graders. Up to five older middle- and high-school students and former program participants are invited to participate as mentors and youth leaders. Sponsors: UHM College of Social Sciences Program for Civic Engagement and the Kapiʻolani Community College Service Learning Office, student clubs ESW and PAPA, and many others.

 

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Hosted at William P Jarret Middle School

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Working with Solar Cool Hawaii

http://www.www.solarcoolhi.com/

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The Hawaii chapter of ESW is privileged to announce the beginning of a dynamic and progressive relationship with Solar Cool Hawaii.

 Solar Cool Hawaii company president, Myron Thompson, leads a skilled and environmentally sound team with a company focus on sustainability in Hawaii. Myron’s company is rooted in family values and commitment to the ‘āina, a true leader in sustainability for Hawaii. Myron’s company mission directly reflects ESW-KCC’s values, ethics, importance in education, STEM outreach, community implementation and passion for engineering, making this collaboration a perfect match.
Myron’s brother, Nainoa, is a Native Hawaiian navigator and president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Nainoa has inspired and led a revival of traditional voyaging arts in Hawai’i and Polynesia-arts which has demanded the attention of the United Nations and the world. These voyages have inspired the United Nations to focus on sustainability and bring change to the forefront of world discussion.
Myron and Nainoa continue to inspire the world to a sustainable future daily through action in Hawaii and the global community, something ESW Hawaii believes in and strives for.
We will be working directly with Steve Carlson, head system designer. Steve reflects the company mission with passion and through his skills. Steve holds a degree in Computer Science and 20 years of industry experience in Hawaii.
We could not be more pleased to partner with a local company that truly represents the future of a sustainability driven engineering and business relationship. We invite you to check the links below for further information on  Solar Cool Hawaii and Hawaiian Voyaging Traditions with Nainoa Thompson.

Join Us!

ESW’s KCC chapter is still a new and growing club. Whether you want to become a member or just attend an event, we are always looking for helping hands or an excited volunteer. Who can participate in events or projects? ANYONE!

  • students and faculty of ALL disciplines
  • family members and friends of ALL ages
  • businesses and organizations of ALL backgrounds
  • anyone who could contribute physically, mentally, or financially is always welcome
  • “Engineers” existed long before the title so we are in no way secluded to only members of the engineering community

How to participate: 

How you can help: 

  • participate in an event
  • spread the word and share us on social media or with friends
  • donate: money, time, tools, equipment, transportation, etc.

Why students should join: 

  • to gain work and volunteer experience
  • to learn how engineering and other physical science concepts can be applied to solve problems
  • to build friendships and connections with other peers
  • to make professional connections in the engineering workforce

Why you should help:

  • to spread the education of sustainable living
  • to build a community between students, businesses, and residents of the island
  • to give students an opportunity to practice their field of education and apply it to real world situations

Fill out a Member Application here! http://goo.gl/forms/O8TVUB2dGk