On Friday January 8th, Governor Ige described his vision for developing an “Innovation Economy” and the importance of developing a strong K-20 pathway in STEM education to be successful in this endeavor. Long time partner to the state of Hawai’i, USA Funds, announced their contribution of $6.8 million to the state in support of these efforts. University of Hawai’i and Project Lead The Way are the recipients of the funding and will naturally be partnering in this work.
$2.1 Million will go directly to High Schools in Hawai’i via USA Funds School Grant Competitions facilitated by Project Lead The Way over the next three years. All public, private, and charter high schools in Hawai’i looking to add a new pathway in computer science, engineering, and/or biomedical science are eligible to apply. Learn more at the Project Lead The Way Grants Home Page.
Learn more about the USA Funds Investment in Hawai’i.
Learn more about the Innovation Economy concept in Hawai’i through the Innovation Assets Report commissioned by the Hawai’i Business Roundtable.