STARS Program receives $15K

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems’ STEM Aerospace Research Scholars Program received $15,000 in supplemental funding to encourage and support Hawaii’s young women in science, technology, engineering and math this summer.

Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. donated $10,000 to the week-long space and science camp and Hawaii Community Foundation’s Career Connected Learning Program awarded a $5,000 grant.

The funding will provide a more in-depth and enriching learning experience to participating students, adding an additional day to the week-long workshop and covering costs associated with transportation, meals and overnight accommodations.

To help manage the program’s funding, PISCES has partnered with the Hawaii Science and Technology Museum, a Hawaii Island nonprofit dedicated to STEM outreach and education. As fiscal sponsor, HSTM has been instrumental in managing and dispersing the sponsorship and grant funding to cover necessary expenses, as well as helping coordinate transportation and accommodation arrangements.

The STARS Program offers an immersive, hands-on learning experience to Hawaii high school girls interested in STEM.

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