Giving back to our community is an important part of our work. Oceanit believes that access to education and technology is a necessity and we work hard to close the learning gap, providing students and the community with the power to discover better possibilities. We have worked to build the technology industry in Hawaii by coaching students in robotics and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. As the founding co-organizer of Stanford’s Design Thinking program in Hawaii, we have helped businesses and organizations to address new technology adoption, product realization, change management, and to rethink business processes.
Oceanit is committed to providing aid and support for humanitarian organizations to help rebuild affected communities and assist families. From groundbreaking projects and research, to sustainable activities in local communities, Oceanit and its employees across the country have assisted in many fundraisers for healthcare and sustainability. Additionally, we've provided a sustainable working atmosphere by developing products and technologies that are eco-friendly, and implementing business practices that could help reduce and manage our own environmental impact and risks.
In 2016, Oceanit staffers:
· Judged middle and high school science fair projects at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair, divisional and local school fairs.
· Participated in numerous Career Fairs at the University of Hawaii, high schools and middle schools.
· Judged robot designs at the FIRST Lego League Hawaii State Championship.
· Conducted tours at Oceanit for various students, business professionals, and legislators to promote STEM education..
· Participated in Girl Scouts of Hawaii STEM Fest.
· Participated in Blue Planet’s 2nd Annual Student Energy Summit.
· Provided hands-on science activities at the Lacy Veach Day of Discovery at Punahou School.
· Hosted a Job Shadow Day for the Sustainable Hawaii Youth Leadership Initiative.
· Mentored Waipahu High School and McKinley High School honors students in STEM.
· Participated in Aerospace Day at the State Capitol.
· Led discussions on Air Pollution at the World Health Organization conference.
· Spoke to the student chapter on advanced technologies at the University of Western Australia.
· Participated in American Lung Association’s Lung Force Walk
· Conducted an employee holiday craft and bake fair for the Oral Cancer Foundation.
· Adopted two (2) families during the Helping Hands Hawaii “Adopt A Family” fund drive
· Participated in the Aloha United Way School Supplies Drive
· Participated in several beach cleanups.
· Was the title sponsor of Stanford's Design Thinking Hawaii Bootcamp.
· Partnered and led Design-Thinking workshops for the IUCN World Conservation Congress Youth Challenge 2020.
· Conducted a Design-Thinking session for the Boy Scouts of America’s STEAM program.
· Conducted a Youth Council Design-Thinking workshop for Hokupaa, a collaboration entity creative through the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Hawaii State Department of Education, Kamahameha Schools, Hawaii Community college, Hawaii County Council and partnerships with the Learning coalition and Office of Youth Services.
· Conducted 8 Design-Thinking workshops for Hawaii executives and business leaders.
· Conducted a Design-Thinking workshop for Adult Friends for Youth and the Department of Education.
· Conducted a Design-Thinking workshop for the Department of Education’s Leadership Academy.
· Conducted 2 Design-Thinking sessions for the Pacific Asian Affairs Council Global Vision Summit on Homelessness.
In the spirit of Ohana, let’s continue to serve and build our communities!