April 10, 2019 - Each year, Pacific Business News honors 40 of Hawaii’s outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders by naming their 40 Under 40 Awards list. The honorees for 2019 are recognized at PBN’s awards event at the Sheraton Waikiki in early June. This year, Sumil Thapa was selected for his dedication to company and community, where he has led and contributed to efforts promoting science and materials engineering along with putting Hawai'i on the map for worldwide innovation.
April 2, 2019 - Oceanit's Founder and CEO, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, joined host Lyla Berg on Island Focus to discuss Oceanit and our efforts in the technology community, schools, and coastal sustainability. Their discussion ranged from Oceanit's origins as an ocean engineering consultancy to our efforts to bring computer coding to all of Hawaii's teachers - and subsequently to its students.
March 7, 2019 - Since 2016, Oceanit has been working continuously towards the goal of training 5000 non-technical teachers to use coding in their classrooms. We are using the Altino coding system to increase coding language fluency and promote computer science education across the state. By training teachers, and helping them to build non-STEM curriculum around coding, we hope exponentially extend the reach of computer science in our state's schools.
March 4, 2019 - On Thursday, February 28th, Pacific Business News hosted the first annual Titans of Technology Awards. These awards celebrate those contributing to a culture of technology leadership and innovation in the state of Hawai'i. The recognition was divided into the categories of 'leader', for which Oceanit founder/CEO Dr. Pat Sullivan was nominated as a finalist, 'Company', which in which Oceanit was a finalist, and 'startup' which celebrated newly formed tech start-ups based in Hawai'i.
February 11, 2019 - Oceanit Chemical Engineer, Sumil Thapa, and Head of Marketing, Jay Andrews appeared on ThinkTech Hawaii's 'Likeable Science' show last week. They joined host, Ethan Allen, to discuss the development history of HeatX surface treatment and how it is making a big impact in Hawai'i.