The Technology Enhanced Sustainable Aina Project (Grades K-5) and the Engineering Success in STEM Project (Grades 6-12) were developed by Chaminade University of Honolulu to establish a K-12 engineering pipeline with direct links to the UH College of Engineering. The project schools are comprised of 80+% Micronesian, Hawaiian and other Pacific Island students.
Chaminade University is the lead organization and via sub awards, partners with the University of Hawaii’s College of Engineering and the Pacific American Foundation (PAF) to provide focused standards-based engineering education support to the Grades K-12 teachers. Chaminade University has made a special attempt to reach the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island students. The proportion of Native Hawaiian students in the undergraduate program is above 10%. In recognition of the university’s strong commitment to its Hawaiian/Pacific roots, in 2003 the Federal Government designated Chaminade University as a Native Hawaiian-Serving University. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society.
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 USA Principal Investigator and Project Director Katherine Kawaguchi Phone: +1-808-739-8540
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Teacher professional development
Coordinated professional development to assist K-12 teachers in developing and implementing grade/course appropriate instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum.
Investing on next generation
Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers and engaging students in STEM-related and hands-on learning activities with an emphasis on engineering concepts.
Engineering Design Process + Sustainability
Learning and authentically applying the engineering design process (EDP) to design creative solutions for design challenges which focus on sustainability issues of our island state.
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islands students
University’s strong commitment to its Hawaiian/Pacific roots.
Technology Enhanced Sustainable Aina Project (TESAP)
The Technology Enhanced Sustainable Aina Project (TESAP) coordinated professional development to assist K-5 teachers in developing and implementing grade-appropriate instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, with an emphasis on engineering concepts, real-world problem solving, and problem-based learning.
Sustaining Engineering Education in the Elementary Schools (SEEES)
The Sustaining Engineering Education in the Elementary Schools (SEEES) Project is a one year project to provide “stepped down” support for grades K-5 teachers and students at two public elementary schools in Honolulu.
The schools are Ke Kula Kaiapuni `O Anuenue (K-12 public Hawaiian immersion school) and Palolo Elementary School.
Engineering Success in STEM (ESS)
The Engineering Success in STEM (ESS) is a three-year project funded by the Office of Naval Research to establish the Grades 6-12 component of the Palolo K-12 engineering pipeline. This project was developed because the first group of Palolo Elementary School students who had received engineering education through the ONR-funded TESAP were moving on to the middle school.