Our months of planning have “completed” and we are underway implementing our design!
We have begun work on two components of the upgrade and automation of the Kapiolani Community College Greenhouse:
- The install of a water bypass with water flow meter. This will allow the students and faculty to monitor water use a function of time, watering cycle and total usage. This will also give us baseline data as to how much water our design is saving and allow us and the botany department fine tune how water is used in the Greenhouse.
- The install of a Rockwell Micrologix 1400 Programmable Logic Controller. This state of the art, robust piece of industrial technology will allow us to control every electrical component and fixture in the greenhouse. It will also allow the control of these systems via the internet and data logging of all things electronic.
Stay tuned for more on the ESW Hawaii Greenhouse Project!
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.
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 Location: The `Iliahi building at Kapiolani Community College
Check out our first project that made the UH news! Full description: ESW Solar Cart
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!!
The Final Product! Presented on Earth Day on campus at Kapiolani Community College.
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 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
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.
Hosted at William P Jarret Middle School