UH-MC students to share knowledge at 3-day conference

University of Hawaii Maui College will be organizing its third semiannual student innovation conference, Innovation Day 2014, Thursday through Saturday in the Kaaike building.

UH-MC students from the four-year baccalaureate programs, especially engineering and science fields, will present demonstrations on topics such as electronics, optics, communication, space studies, agriculture and aquaponics.

The students in engineering and science fields are joined by students from sustainability and business programs.

In addition to the student projects, Innovation Day 2014 also includes lectures by senior industry professionals on science, entrepreneurship, engineering, technology, medicine, astronomy, culture, history and other fields.

Innovation Day 2014 also offers free workshops on science-related topics for professional development for student and professional participants.

“Our main goal is to give our students an opportunity to connect with senior industry professionals and the community members and showcase their knowledge. The gain from this is the quality feedback our students receive in their academic pursuits,” said Anil Mehta, a faculty member in the STEM department at UH-MC and a mentor to the students organizing the Innovation Day conference.

For a full schedule of events, see www.maui.hawaii.edu/innovationday.