— Hawai‘i Educational Research Association —

with support from the
Curriculum Research & Development Group
and the

Hawai‘i Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
presents the

29th Annual

HERA Conference

Saturday, February 24, 2007
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom
Featuring Two Keynote Presentations, Symposia & Papers
including the
2007 HERA Distinguished Paper Award Winner

The Frank De Lima Student Enrichment Program

For over 30 years Frank De Lima has delighted the people of Hawai‘i with his unmatched wit and talent. He has entertained local residents and tourists alike with his zany parodies, outrageous sense of humor, and spontaneous creativity. His experience in Hawai‘i's entertainment industry and lifelong charitable pursuits have given him a perspective unlike any other. Since 1980, Frank De Lima has delivered over 5,400 motivational messages to schools across the state of Hawai‘i. His extensive work with Hawai‘i's youth has given him great insight into their often-turbulent lives. He will share with our HERA audience his experiences with and philosophy behind his school program, begun over 25 years ago on Maui and now supported by a non-profit organization, the Frank De Lima Student Enrichment Program. Since the program's inception, Frank's visits have increased to 350 schools statewide biennially. In recognition of his commitment to Hawai‘i's children, Frank has received numerous honors including Governor Cayetano's Kilohana Award for Volunteer of the Year and the Ellision S. Onizuka Memorial Award from the National Education Association. You can expect a very entertaining as well as informative presentation from this prolific talent, winner of eleven Hoku Awards from the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts for his CDs.

Frank's educational background includes graduation from Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. He earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology from Chaminade University of Honolulu and his Master's of Divinity from St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, California. Subsequently, Frank De Lima was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, serving at Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou, in Honolulu.

Inventing the Workforce of the Future

The United States is facing a crisis: there are insufficient students studying subjects relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to maintain a technologically capable workforce. After almost three years of introducing electronics and computer engineering to middle school, high school, and college students as a way to get them interested in STEM, Dr. Neil Scott is convinced that the demise of the home and school workshops is a primary contributor to the problem. When students don't know how to make things, or even how they are made and how they work, they have no frame of reference for understanding the complexities of a technology-based society. In his presentation to HERA, Dr. Scott will summarize preliminary findings and describe possible options and strategies for giving back to young people the option to discover how things work, to invent and make things, and to become immersed in mind-developing learning and hobby activities.

Neil Scott is Director of the Archimedes Hawai‘i Project at the University of Hawai‘i , a multidisciplinary research project that focuses on improving human/computer interaction strategies and technologies. He was a cofounder of the Archimedes Project at Stanford University in 1992 and has a number of patents and awards for his innovations in computer hardware. He is also a co-PI for the Invention Factory, an NSF-funded project for teaching basic electronics and computer engineering to middle and high school students as a basis for learning to invent things. The goal of the Invention Factory is to provide the catalyst for developing study and career interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Neil Scott was featured in the lead article in a special Millennium Edition of the San Francisco magazine in January 2000 as one of fifteen Bay Area futurists who will shape the way people live, think, work, and play in the new millennium. He was named a Lifetime Tech Laureate in the 2002 International Tech Museum of Innovation Awards for his commitment to creating technologies that promote equal opportunity and diversity for people around the world.

— Hawai‘i Educational Research Association —


29th Annual Conference • Saturday, February 24, 2007
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa • Campus Center Ballroom

8:00 – 8:30
Registration and Refreshments (Ballroom C)

8:30 – 9:45
Plenary Session (Ballroom B)

Announcement of the Peter Dunn-Rankin endowment to HERA
Introduction of Conference Sponsors
     HERA Officers and Board of Directors
     CRDG and PDK representatives
     2007 Distinguished Paper Award Presentation

Keynote Address: Inventing the Workforce of the Future
Neil Scott, Director of the Archimedes Hawai‘i Project
University of Hawai‘i

9:45 – 10:00
Refreshment Break

10:00 – 10:50
Session I for Papers and Symposia (Rooms 306–310 and Ballroom B)

10:50 – 11:10

11:10 – 12:00
Session II for Papers and Symposia (Rooms 306–310 and Ballroom B)

12:00 – 12:30
Lunch (Ballroom A)

 12:30 – 1:30
Keynote Address: The Frank De Lima Student Enrichment Program
Frank De Lima, Comedian and Founder
The Frank De Lima Student Enrichment Program

1:30 – 2:00
HERA Membership Meeting (Ballroom B)
     Election of Officers


See pictures of 2007 conference!

Conference Fees:
$30 (Members*) $45 (Nonmembers)
(*Members of HERA or PDK)

Conference fees include refreshments and lunch, if received before our lunch reservation deadline of February 20th. Registration at the door carries no guarantee of lunch. All-day parking on campus is $3. For more information call
Kathleen Berg 956-4952 or Martha Crosby 956-3500.