Submitted by Hawaiian Electric Company:
Hawaiian Electric Company has contributed $44,000 to support high school robotic programs, tournaments and STEM events, including:
• Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery, Oct. 26 at Punahou School
• Hawaiʻi FIRST Lego League State Championship, Dec. 7 at Neal Blaisdell Center
• 2013 Inaugural Hawaii State Vex Championship, Dec. 20-21 at Honolulu Community College
To date in 2013, Hawaiian Electric has contributed more than $165,000 to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education initiatives in the state including math and science bowls, engineering and science fairs, education summits, robotic programs, and STEM projects and events.
Company employees also volunteer countless hours to provide student mentoring as well as staffing at robotic tournaments.