Welcome to Honokaa Complex STEM


To prepare all students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century global economy by providing rigorous, equitable, and accessible education in STEM.

What is STEM Education

STEM education integrates the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by using scientific inquiry and engineering design as unifying processes. STEM emphasizes innovation and the development of problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. 

Why STEM Education?

Advances in science and engineering are essential for ensuring America's and Hawaii's economic growth and national security. During the next decade, U.S. demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate of all other occupations. STEM is infused within every facet of our society and plays a major role in determining Hawaii' future viability. STEM education develops tomorrow's innovators who will overcome the unforeseen challenges in healthcare, public safety, the economy and the environment.

Goals of STEM Education in Hamakua Complex Schools

Engage students  in real world experiences that are intellectually engaging and incorporates the STEM competencies (practices).

Maintain and Improve STEM disciplines through PD and program review/observations.

Coordinate and connect the disciplines to develop STEM where possible.

Begin at the elementary level.

Explore/create integrated courses (secondary level).

Develop integrated units (K-12) with teacher teams.

Establish STEM Showcase.

Establish STEM development team to meet quarterly.

Develop STEM website for Hamakua.

Increase Community involvement.

Secure funding through grant-writing, fund-raising, complex /district/state allocations.

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Reminder: STEM Learning Grant Deadline - February 1, 2017

The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) and its partners, are pleased to announce a funding opportunity for schools and nonprofits through the Hawaii STEM Learning Partnership.

The STEM Learning Grants online application deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

To request TechnoTrailer support go to: http://tinyurl.com/HonokaaTechnoTrailer

To request equipment/kits go to:  http://tinyurl.com/EqipmentRequest

To request workshops and training go to:  http://tinyurl.com/STEMWorkshopRequest