Kaulele seeks to create informal STEM learning opportunities through indigenous Hawaiian knowledge that connects modern and traditional science to help young learners engage, connect to and succeed in STEM academics and occupations.
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Our efforts to address the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) achievement gap for Native Hawaiians through culture-based activities based on the brilliance of our native ancestors have produced three prototypes of potential exhibit designs. Preliminary testing of these designs to measure engagement, interaction and learning occurred with a small group of six youths and their parents, with further testing scheduled in the first quarter of 2021. Centered on our belief that students will engage and learn faster if a topic is relevant and fun, we seek to expand our knowledge and ability to effectively translate Hawaiian cultural concepts into hands-on, interactive, science-based experiences that captivate and excite the imagination and connect them to who they are and where they came from.
of the initial 31 participants completed their second year while employed full-time.
of the initial 31 participants remain on course to earn their Associate of Science in Teaching in Spring 2021.
of the initial 31 participants will continue on to Chaminade University to complete their four-year degree.
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