2018 STEMworks interns showcase their projects

KIHEI, MAUI – Thirty-one high school students representing the most promising STEM talent across the state, presented their innovative projects at the 2018 STEMworks™Summer Internship Showcase on July 27, 2018 at the Maui Research & Tech Park on Maui.

The event was streamed live on the STEMworks Hawaii Facebook page,

www.facebook.com/stemworkshawaii, from 10 am to 3 pm.

For six weeks this summer, STEMworks interns were busy using industry standard technologies to develop a meaningful service learning project to improve their community. Along the way, they worked hard at raising the level of their creative and critical thinking, as well as their professional and software skills.

Through the efforts of the Maui Economic Development Board and its partners, STEMworks summer internships have evolved into a hugely successful program that has consistently aligned the abilities and interests of high school students with industry professionals throughout the islands.

The experiences continue to provide invaluable work-based learning for STEM students not only to explore and expand into career pathways, but also to secure viable job opportunities.

This year, 17 girls and 14 boys were selected for internships at 25 host companies and organizations from every island.

MEDB augmented the summer internship experiences with weekly professional speakers, training sessions, as well as STEMworks “LIVE” webinars.  All were designed to inspire and build students’ professional skills in interviewing and resume branding, technical reading, professional networking, ACT/SAT guidance, college planning, and more.

A complete roundup of information, student stories and videos can be found at http://stemworkshawaii.org/internships/  Or contact Lalaine Pasion at 808-875-2341, email lalaine@medb.org.