Hilo Jaycees County Fair

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Hilo, Hawaii


The Hilo County Fair is an annual event put on by the Hilo Jaycees. This was the second year UH Hilo hosted a outreach booth to highlight STEM opportunities at the UHH campus. This has proven to be a great venue to connect to a wide variety of community members about STEAM (this year’s focus was STEAM, STEM + Art) opportunities and programs at UHH. The UHH Office of Research extended an invitation to share the hosting of the booth with STEAM departments & programs, student clubs & organizations. UHH Departments, Clubs, Programs and partners represented at the 2012 fair included:


Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science


PIPES shared about K-20 outreach programs and provided engaging activities that included: microscope viewing, marine life stage game, and Hawaii’s Coral Reef board game


Spatial Data Analysis Lab (EPSCoR CYBER Team) 


CYBER displayed Remote Operated Vehicles built with Waiakea High School students


Hawaii Apiary Program


Provided information on honeybees, honey tasting and comb display


National Community Pharmacists Association, UHH Student Chapter NCPA shared putty compounding activity and information on Pharm. Programs


Center for Study of Active Volcanoes


CSAV shared opportunities within their department and Hawaii’s unique geology


Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center


PACRC had an aquaponics system and information displayed and provided the opportunity to sign up for an aquaculture-training workshop


Community outreach with Connections Charter School “Makery” Project”


The Makery utilizes digital technology to support development of custom wood and 3-D printing products and prototypes for production. 


Utilizing a hand stamped design that was originally produced for a Kihei, the Makery utilizing digital technology has fabricated sample boxes that will be used for the UH Hilo Art Department Limited Edition Print Portfolio Project.


2+2 Digital Art degree program fast track development with HawCC..


Cannon-Carlos is presenting examples of her artistry along with a power point presentation on a course that she has developed “Art/Science/Technology – Exploring the Boundaries of Creativity”.


The course is part of a comprehensive 2+2 Digital Media degree proposal currently under fast-track department review.


Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Commission


Featured power point presentation on Albert Paley and the SFCA sculpture commission that highlights how the sculptor utilized digital, engineering and other specialized technologies for the fabrication of “Makali’i”.




Event Date:
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 5:00pm - Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 7:00pm (ended)