On June 8th, HVR partnered with the Nä Pua No’eau program of UH Hilo to bring STEM education to the Hawaiian students in our community. Nä Pua No’eau is a program who’s purpose is to increase educational enrichment opportunities for Hawaiian students from grades K-12. The students of Nä Pua No’eau worked one on one with HVR members to build a robot using our Vex IQ kits. At the end of the day, we ran a competition among them to see who who could use their robot to score the most tennis balls.
Overall, it was a very fun and exciting workshop. The students of the Nä Pua No’eau program are some of the most enthusiastic people we have reached out to.