STEM conference students learn from Monsanto Maui’s best

Students on the valley isle recently had a unique learning opportunity thanks to a number of Monsanto Maui employees.

It was all part of the 7th annual Hawaii STEM Conference held in Wailea on May 6-7, 2016.

14 Monsanto employees volunteered their time to present three interactive sessions at the conference.

“Genes, Bugs & Satellites” helped the students learn about the many diverse career opportunities available in agriculture. Students also learned about GPS and GIS technologies used on the farm, checked for DNA traits in corn plants with a hands-on protein test, explored the practical applications of biotechnology, and heard how balanced integrated pest management practices and beneficial insects play an important role in agriculture.

Monsanto also participated as one of the industry experts in the Conference’s 5x5, a high energy networking session where students had direct access to professionals in the STEM field and learned about the many opportunities available in these careers. Monsanto Hawaii’s Wahine 2 Wahine (W2W) group also took part in the STEM conference. W2W is a group comprised of wives, mothers, sisters and daughters who are passionate about agriculture in Hawaii.

Monsanto Hawaii was one of the proud sponsors of the event.

And now, some food for thought on ag careers:

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Meanwhile, Monsanto has been named to the 2016 STEM Jobs Approved Employer List by Victory Media, ranking 11th out of 139 companies.

Monsanto was also ranked No. 2 on Victory Media’s Top 5 Industry Awards list of Technology and Telecommunications employers for developing technological advancements in the field of agriculture.

Third-party organizations continue to recognize Monsanto as an employer of choice.