VEX Robotics at the Hawai`i Convention Center.
The VEX Robotics Summer Games, an international student competition, is at the Hawai`i Convention Center from July 10-12, 2014. The free event is open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Participating this year are more than 100 elementary, middle and high school teams from seven countries including: Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico and the United States. Participating students have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and a drive to win the title for their school, state, and country.
The event is organized by Friends of Hawai`i Robotics in conjunction with the Hawai`i State VEX Steering Committee and the REC Foundation. The competition is sponsored and presented by Oceanic Time Warner Cable, the US Navy, and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Verizon will showcase VGo – a telepresent robot that helps expand the educational experience for students almost anywhere – and other innovative wireless education solutions.
For more information, visit www.friendsofhawaiirobotics.org.
- Where: Hawai`i Convention Center
- Friday, July 11, 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday, July 12, 8:00am – 1:00pm
- Admission is free
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The SEE-IT Hawai`i science, engineering and technology exhibit, which debuted at the Hawai`i Convention Center during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in November 2011, is now open to the public at locations throughout the Center during the Center’s regular public operating hours.
SEE-IT, which stands for Science, Engineering Exposition – Innovative Technologies, Hawai`i, features exhibits on topics including biomedicine, defense systems, IT development and renewable energy. It incorporates the work of 18 Hawai`i-based companies and organizations that have developed or use cutting-edge technologies and solutions. Exhibitors include online gaming company Avatar Reality Inc., with a virtual world entertainment system; Hawaiian Electric Company, with a look at the future of renewable energy technologies; and astronomy researchers such as the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES), the W.M. Keck Observatory, and University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy.
The 12,000 sq. ft. exhibit will be open at the Center through 2012, and will be relocated to a permanent venue in the near future. The long-term goal of exhibit co-founders Henk Rogers, Galen Ho, and Dr. Peter Crouch is to create a permanent discovery exposition to motivate young people in Hawai`i to embrace careers in science, engineering, and technology. SEE-IT Hawai`i, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded to provide opportunities for people to connect with leading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-based enterprises in Hawai`i.
For more information, visit www.see-it-hawaii.com.