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Ian Kitajima talks Aloha AI and Hawaii State Public Libraries

IN THE NEWS | Artificial Intelligence & the Hawaii State Public Library System

Did you know that the Hawaii State Public Library System is the only statewide library system in the entire United States? After Hawaii became a state in 1959, the Hawaii State Legislature pulled together all the county libraries and established

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Oceanit launches traffic safety internship with DOT

On Friday, January 29th, Oceanit hosted a livestream kickoff event from Nanakuli for a new AI traffic monitoring internship project. The kickoff was held in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HIDOT) and students from Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA).

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Virtual Talk Story: Hands-On Learning with KILO

Last week, Oceanit’s Tech Sherpa, Ian Kitajima, hosted a virtual talk story with STEM education professionals from across Hawaii to talk about a new initiative he is pioneering for students to gain hands-on industry experience. This new program, which he

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Looking Back on 2020 at Oceanit

 Nobody, including Oceanit, expected 2020 to be the chaotic and surreal a year that it was. In our 35 years in business, the Oceanit family has not experienced a local and global situation like this. From the global pandemic to incomplete or absent leadership and government policies, there were many reasons to be pessimistic.

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IN THE NEWS | Invest In Interns To Build Hawaii’s Future, Civil Beat

When Oceanit's Patrick Sullivan was invited to submit an essay to Honolulu Civil Beat's IDEAS section, he wanted to share a positive message during this chaotic year. He decided to talk about Oceanit's summer intern program and how with weRead more
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IN THE NEWS | Oceanit News Update October 20th

Oceanit continues to earn local and national media coverage for our work during the ongoing global pandemic; both in direct response to our ASSURE-19 rapid saliva test development and on our efforts to help Hawai’i rebuild stability and sustainability in

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PRESS RELEASE | National Institutes of Health approves next round of ASSURE-19 funding under the RADx ‘Next’ program

Honolulu, HI | Oceanit Laboratories received approval from NIH for next round funding under the RADx initiative, receiving an additional $250,000 for further development of the ASSURE-19 rapid Covid-19 saliva test. With this latest round of funding, Oceanit will have

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IN THE NEWS | The call for rapid, point-of-need Covid-19 testing

In an opinion piece for the Civil Beat Ideas Section, State Representatives, Bob McDermott (House District 4: Ewa, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry and Iroquois Point) and Gene Ward (Hawaii House Minority Leader) called for CARES Act funds to be applied

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XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition

PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit selected as a semi-finalist for the XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition

September 16 | Oceanit’s ASSURE-19 Covid-19 test was selected as a semi-finalist from a pool of nearly 700 teams from around the world competing for the XPRIZE for Rapid Covid Testing. Oceanit will now perform blind proficiency testing on inactiveRead more

IN THE NEWS | The Aloha Protocol for a safer reopening with ASSURE-19

As Oceanit moves ahead with in-vitro and in-vivo testing for the ASSURE-19 rapid point-of-need test kits, Hawaii is seeing high, sustained counts for new covid-19 cases each day. Oahu reentered lockdown last week with the U.S Surgeon General, Jerome Adams

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