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Engineering in the Middle on Maui

Last Saturday, February 12th, the Engineering in the Middle Extravanganza was held at the UH-Maui.   Part of the extravaganza are competitions on “Bridge Off” and “Marshmallow Launcher”.  I am happy to announce that Kihei Charter School won first place in the marshmallow launcher competition.  And I am proud to say that my son is in the team who won!

The Kihei Charter School also won 3rd place on the Bridge Off competition. The team worked hard and we are proud of all of them!  These kids  met after school time, in their engineering club, to design and build the structures for the competition.

Thanks to Ms. Temple, their Math teacher who is also their adviser in the Engineering Club, for her guidance and support. As we know, this is a volunteer work and technically not part of her job. I am pleased that Kihei Charter School have this kind of after school activities to offer despite limited funding from the State government.  The projects at engineering club are a great hands on activities for the kids to apply what they have been learning in science and math.

On March 4, my son along with the “Marshmallow Launcher Team” will fly to Oahu to compete at the University of Hawaii Jr.Engineering Expo.  This is part of the prize thy won sponsored by the Maui Economic Development Board’s Women In Technology Project.  It is also partly funded by the County of Maui and the Air Force Reasearch Laboratory.

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