Kealakekehe Robotics team is holding the first annual West Hawaii STEM Camp to promote science, technology, engineering, and math in our community. We hope to empower creative minds and inspire the younger generation to become leaders in our ever changing world.
STEM will play a big role in the future of Hawaii. We need to work together to make sure our local students will be the conductors of that future. It starts with exposing the students to the truth: science is really fun and being a nerd is kind of a wonderful thing. Who better to share that with our keiki than the “cool” high schoolers?
Fall Break: October 7-11, 2013
Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM
Grades 3-5 KST Basic
Grades 6-8 KST Advanced
Registration includes a 2013 camp shirt, personal water bottle, STEM bag, safety glasses, bracelets, bumperstickers and more!
Lunch and snacks will be provided through daily food science labs.
Enjoy activities led by the high tech community and students from the robotics team including 20 build competitions with prizes.
Monday: Industry and Design Thinking Day
Tuesday: Astronomy Day (with night-time stargazing and pizza party)
Wednesday: American Institute of Architecture/United States Geological Survey Day
Thursday: Marine Science Day
Friday: Ho’olaulea Open House and Robotics Competition
$300 Tuition fee ($250 for Free and Reduced Lunch)
If there are any questions, fell free to email us at konaSTEM@gmail.com.
Kona STEM Camp 2013 Registration
Use Download link below and mail in your complete registration form with tuition fee.
Kealakehe HS 74-5000 Puohulihuli St. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Astronomy- Organized by Dr. Roy Gal of UH Manoa’s Institute for Astronomy:
- Portable Planetarium Experience w Gemini Observatory: http://www.gemini.edu/
- Outdoor Sensing w Keck Observatory: http://www.keckobservatory.
- West Hawaii Astronomy Club: http://www2.keck.hawaii.edu/
- Gary Fujihara of IFA – Remote Telescope Observing – each participant
will receive a personal Login to access timeshared telescopes (they
- (older kids) Galileo Refracting Telescope use with Gemini Observatory
- Family Pizza and Stargazing Night!
Structural Engineering / Architecture
- Organized by Shaun Roth of Roth & Kimura Arctitecture
- Members of American Institute of Architects (AIA) & US Geologic
Survey (USGS) will be coming
- Build structures with your team and subject them to stress
- Build a house together and see how it holds up
- Hurricane Tunnel Structure Testing
- Earth Quake Table Structure Testing
- Seismograph will be on hand to measure Earthquake Energy
Marine Biology- Organized by Matt Connolly of Kohala Center at Kahalu’u Bay
- Species Identification
- Water Testing
- Tide Pool Investigation
- Sustainable beach/reef living activities
Robotics for all students in the morning and Ho’ike for families and students in the afternoon
Robotics/Engineering (Half Day sessions everyday)
- Learn engineering principles building your own robot – Programming,
Reading Sensor, Controlling Motors, Gear Ratios, Forces & Torques,
- Daily build times with your team and experienced student and adult mentors
- Build to achieve game goals and compete with other teams
- Friday afternoon tournament – families come and watch the competition!
General Science & Engineering
- Planned activities throughout the week such as Food Science Lunches
- All robotics and building materials
- Safety Goggles
- Flash Drives with Pictures / Videos / Materials from your experience
- Water bottle, T-Shirt, more
- Daily Lunch & Snacks (with Food Science Lab
- Pizza Party! (Families Welcome)
7:30-8:00 Drop-off & Math Activities
8:10-10:00 Daily program of Robotics Skills AND STEM Activities w Industry Leaders
10:10-12:00 Daily program of Robotics Skills AND STEM Activities w
1:10-3:00 Daily program of Robotics Skills AND STEM Activities w
3:10-5:00 Daily program of Robotics Skills AND STEM Activities w
5:00:-5:30 Student Pick-up and Emerging Technology Videos