AFCEA Hawaii Donates Fans to STEM Classrooms
AFCEA Hawaii (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Hawaii) along with AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF) is donating $2000 worth of high quality fans to Department of Education (DOE) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) classrooms in schools covering two different districts this week to help combat the heat. Recipients of these fans include schools in the Central District (Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area) and the Honolulu District (Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area). AFCEA Hawaii is passionate about supporting STEM education, which consists of children in private, public and charter schools who represent our future scientists and innovators.
AFCEA Hawaii is made up of more than 700 members representing military, government, academia and industry. Its unified goal is to support the mission of AFCEA and ultimately, America’s security. AFCEA Hawaii is a major contributor to the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation and a portion of the proceeds from TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference each year is donated for Scholarships awarded annually to outstanding students in the STEM fields of study.
The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF) awards an average of 30 scholarships annually to students from Hawaii in high school and college categories, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. In 2014 the Foundation awarded 31 scholarships totaling $74,000. AHEF is a contributor to and supporter of the Hawaii Science and Engineering Fair, Hawaii State Science Olympiad, multiple robotics programs and the Cyber Patriot Cyber Defense competitions. The Science and Technology Tools grant program supports these various STEM and robotics programs throughout the islands.
AFCEA Hawaii is very grateful to Hardware Hawaii for their support. Hardware Hawaii provided a discounted rate specifically toward the purchase of the fans being donated to the schools.
AFCEA HI is a 501(c)(6) organization and AHEF is a 501(c)(3) organization. AFCEA International is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 35,000 members and 2,000 corporate members who assist with interaction among the military, government, private sector businesses and academia for the advancement of professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communication, information technology (IT), intelligence, and global security. AFCEA’s unified efforts help to ensure America’s military readiness by providing a forum for leaders and decision-makers to exchange ideas and concepts, discuss current problems and solutions, and identify future requirements.