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
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