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New Exhibit Aims to Promote Science and Tech Jobs
This fall, Hawaii will gain a science museum that’s also a technology exposition … and a local job fair.
It’s called “SEE-IT” – or Science and Engineering Exposition and Innovative Technologies – and it opens at the Hawaii Convention Center in November, in time for APEC.
The exhibit’s three founding members – an academic, a former defense executive and a tech entrepreneur – say they want Hawaii students to pursue careers in science and technology, then stay put.
That’s Peter Crouch, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His co-founders are Galen Ho, a former executive at BAE Systems, and Henk Rogers of Blue Planet Foundation.
The exhibit will be at the Convention Center for 18 months, then move to a permanent location. It will feature 18 Hawaii-based companies, from Williams Aerospace – with a full-scale UAV – unmanned aerial vehicle – to Avatar Reality – exhibiting a “virtual world” entertainment system.
For more, visit the exhibit Web site at see-it-hawaii.org