student’s design for the STEM Conference 2012 logo competition was chosen as the winner. According to an article on Maui Now
, Senior, Kacey Martin edged out nearly 200 other entries across the state by best capturing the conference theme: Download Knowledge. Upload Service
The logo contest was open to high school students and asked that they design their logos with technology, native culture, and the impact of STEM on island communities. Martin’s design, as she described it to Maui Now is that the circular lines in the logo represent technology emanating from Hawaii, while the straight lines exemplify the exchange of information which connect the islands to each other, as well as to the mainland and beyond.
About STEM Conference 2012
(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program is offered to high school students, and is a project-based, service-learning oriented class that provides students with the most current, high-end technologies available in some of the most progressive fields in the world. The Stem conference takes place on Maui at the Wailea Marriott on March 30 and 31. The goal of the stem event is to challenge and encourage students to participate as much as possible in the classes, competitions, and learning opportunities that will happen during the conference.
Today, the Maui pilot has grown into a full-blown statewide STEM based, serving learning program, moving out to 15 schools, involving over 600 students annually on every island.
Getting the students together from across Hawaii
who have participated in the STEM program is a great opportunity for them to share ideas, meet industry professionals, and get a feel for the real world of technology and the opportunities that it can create. Participating in an event such as the STEM conference is an excellent opportunity, and this year the young involved will have the chance to hear from industry experts and learn in sessions covering topics such as 3D CAD, Photoshop, Web Design, and Green Technologies just to name a few.