Science and technology careers focus of showcase

Innovations in science and technology will be showcased Friday at the University of Hawaii Maui College 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) and a smartboard application that can transform any surface into an interactive display.

Projects will be on display at the ‘Ike Le’a Science Building from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Speakers will be featured from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The event will showcase cutting-edge projects organized by students in the UH-MC Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, Sustainable Science Management and Applied Business in Information Technology programs and community members.

Groups presenting projects include student members of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers UH-MC branch; members of Maui Makers, a maker space on Maui; and the Maui Ham Radio Club. A panel of experts will share their field experience in science and technology, including James Yenne, a former Microsoft program manager. Yenne, now a tech entrepreneur on Maui, will present on “The Business of Startups.” Also included in the schedule is a panel discussion about what the future holds for careers in science and technology. 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, during which attendees can receive career guidance and explore possibilities to further their education.

For more information, contact Anil Mehta at or 984-3706, or visit the Facebook page