Robots and lasers and optical sensors, oh my!

UHMC holds Innovation Day showcasing tech degrees & high-tech fields

Maui College
Nicole Beattie, (808) 984-3549
Dir of Mktg & Community Relations
Posted: Nov 14, 2013

UHMC students from last spring's Innovation Day show off their projects.
UHMC students from last spring's Innovation Day show off their projects.
A student's robotic project.
A student's robotic project.

KAHULUI, Hawai'i – Innovations in science and technology will be showcased on November 22, 2013, at UHMC’s Career & Innovation Day. The public is invited to this event featuring innovative projects in science and technology such as a biosphere (a self-sustaining space habitat), a smartboard application that can transform any surface into an interactive display, a banana piano that uses bananas as keystrokes, and more!

The event will feature cutting-edge projects organized by students in the UHMC Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM), Sustainable Science Management (SSM) and Applied Business in Information Technology (ABIT) programs and community members.

Groups presenting projects include student members of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UHMC branch, members of Maui Makers, a maker space on the island of Maui and the Maui Ham Radio Club, a local network of HAM radio operators. IEEE is the largest technical professional society in the world that dedicates itself to the growth of technology for the betterment of humanity.

Later in the afternoon, a panel of experts will share their field experience in science and technology, including James Yenne, former Program Manager of Microsoft. Yenne, a serial tech entrepreneur currently on Maui, will present on ‘the business of startups’. Also included in the schedule is a panel discussion with distinguished professionals about what the future holds for careers in science and technology.

Lindsay Komai, student chair of the Innovation Day event said, "I’m excited to be a part of the technological movement. The innovations and ideas that the students have here at UHMC have extraordinary potential. The event is where students can showcase their hard work and skills and offer them to the community."

Those interested in pursuing a career in science and technology can also take advantage of the concurrent Career & College Transfer day sessions. The College’s CareerLink program is hosting the fair where attendees can receive career guidance and explore possibilities to further their education. Counselors from various academic programs such as Engineering Technology, Sustainable Science Management and Applied Business and Information Technology will be on hand to advise on different baccalaureate and associate degrees available at UHMC and in the UH System.

For more information, contact Anil Mehta, 808-984-3706, or visit the IEEE Facebook page:

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