You Can Make Exceptional Partnerships with APTEPThe Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership (APTEP) is an Office of Naval Research initiative.

APTEP promotes commerce and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region through advancements in alternative energy research, technology development and education. Due to increasing energy demands, the APTEP vision is focused on “alternative energy for sustainabili


Elemental Excelerator
EEx at VERGE Hawaii

The VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit returned for a second year to Hawaii. The summit focused on how the state can achieve the mandate of 100% renewable energy by 2045. This year, our Elemental Excelerator team partnered closely with GreenBiz, hosts of VERGE, on topics ranging from policy and mobility to startups and scaleup. Read on for some soundbites from the week from EEx. READ MORE…

Lahaina Intermediate girls find inspiration at Excite Camp
Cindy Schumacher, Lahaina News, June 29, 2017
Last week, two Lahaina Intermediate middle school girls, Jaiyah Finn and Kiana Claydon, had the opportunity to attend Excite Camp, a Women in Technology (WIT) program sponsored by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB).
The mission of WIT is to encourage women and girls to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the State of Hawaii.

STEM Works!
Focus Maui Nui, June 28, 2017
Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), celebrating their 35th Anniversary, will hold the Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction, Pathways to Our Future, on Saturday August 26 at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. Thanks to donors of MEDB’s Ke Alahele Education Fund, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education is empowering students and teachers throughout Maui County. READ MORE…

Efficiency powers Hawaii’s quest for energy independence
Anya Khalamayzer, GreenBiz, June 26, 2017
While Hawaii pursues its commitment to reach 100 percent renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2045, the state is progressing on a parallel track to make better use of the energy it already has.
Improving energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to move Hawaii forward before adding new generation capacity, according to experts, and will reduce dependence on fossil fuels in the state with the most expensive electricity costs in the United States.


High Tech Agriculture STEMworksTM Internship Program
June 19 to July 28, 2017 – six weeks
The STEMworksTM Internship Program is a six- week statewide high school internship program run by the MEDB Women In Technology STEMworksTM program. READ MORE…

Excite Camp for Girls – Hilo
July 17-21, 2017 – TUniversity of Hawaii – Hilo Campus, Big Island, Hawaii (USA)
A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program to excite middle school girls. READ MORE…

STEMworks GIS Story Map Workshop featuring “Exploring the Watershed Through STEM” Module
July 26, 2017 – MEDB, Malcolm Training Center, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (USA)
MEDB Women In Technology is excited to present a one-day workshop: GIS Story Map featuring the “Exploring the Watershed Through STEM” curriculum. This professional development training will explore utilizing Esri ArcGIS Online to create Story Maps. READ MORE…

VERGE Santa Clara
September 19-21, 2017 – Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California (USA)
A community of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and public officials will come together to address how converging technologies accelerate sustainability solutions. READ MORE…

October 10-13, 2017 – Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, California (USA)
Join the Elemental Excelerator and a diverse network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders at Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) as they engage in transformative conversations about the world’s toughest challenges. READ MORE…

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