First up, we hear from Samantha Kemsey about the latest classes available from Computational Thinkers. Then we talk with William Smith, Onkar Nerurkar, and Cale Mechler about the launch earlier this month of Project Imua at the NASA Whallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
We start the hour with a JAM PACKED tech calendar. Samantha Kimsey and Tim Spurrier join us to talk about the 10 year anniversary of Computational Thinking. Then Darrel Galera is here from the ESSA team to tell us about the upcoming Education Summit. This weekend also brings a Miyazaki Film Festival, AND the 9th annual Hawaii Geek Meet. Finally, after the break, we learn about the current struggles of our surrounding coral reefs. Joining us are Ruth Gates from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and Bob Richmond from the Kewalo Marine Lab of the University of Hawaii.
First up today, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Mike Shanahan from the Bishop Museum joins us to tell us about the partial solar eclipse coming next week. Then Samantha Kimsey from Computational Thinkers returns to tell us about their upcoming Spring Break program. Finally, we’ll talk to Steven Auerbach, Director of PCATT, Justin Brown from Kealakehe High School and Jack Fuller from McKinley High School about a national education initiative called Computer Science for All.
We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Samantha Kimsey will tell us about the opening of Computational Thinkers and Django Girls. Then Meli James is here to tell us what’s on tap for the next HVCA luncheon panel on medical marijuana. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking with Pete Mouginis-Mark from the Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology with an update on recent planetary exploration including Pluto, Saturn, Mars Rover and Comet 67P.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kimsey, Meli James, Pete Mouginis-Mark, Rozie Breslin, Ryan Ozawa