Hawaii schools receive support for science education
A total of 13 Hawaii public schools and educational organizations were recently awarded over $12,000 in grants from the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund.
Recipients included H.P. Baldwin High School, Iao Intermediate School, Kihei Public Charter School, Lahainaluna High School, Maui High School, Aiea High School, Highlands Intermediate School, Ilima Intermediate School, James Campbell High School, Kahuku High Intermediate, Kailua Intermediate School, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, and Waipahu High School.
Funds went to support a variety of programs including robotics programs, a school garden beautification project, hydroponic/aquaponic systems, STEM-related programs, renewable energy projects, and equipment and supplies for biology, chemistry and biotechnology classes.
Established in 2005 by the Monsanto Fund, these grants help provide Hawaii public schools serving students in intermediate grades through college with programs, tools, supplies and equipment to enhance science education in the schools, and encourage today’s students to consider a future career in the sciences. To date, the Monsanto Fund has awarded more than $165,000 in grant funds.