STEM Education and Research in Okinawa and Hawaii: Views from the Cutting Edge

March 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, 1777 East-West Road, Keoni Auditorium

Please join as at this free public conference presented by the East-West Center, the Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network (WUB) and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

In addition to a rich cultural heritage, Okinawa and Hawaiʻi share a vision to fuel their economic engines and create global leaders by investing in scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. At this conference, experts, distinguished guests, and the audience will discuss the world-changing mission of STEM education and research.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Peter Gruss
President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

Recognized worldwide for his research in gene regulation and embryonic development, Dr. Gruss was President of the Max Planck Society from 2002-2014. A leader in technology transfer and innovation, he co-founded a biopharmaceutical company and chairs the Siemens Technology and Innovation Council.


Hon. David Y. Ige
Governor, State of Hawaii

Dr. Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro
Director, Center for Conservation Research and Training and the Hawaiian Evolutionary Biology Program

Dr. David Lassner
President, University of Hawaiʻi System and Interim Chancellor of UH Mānoa

Glenn S. Lee
STEM Learning Center Coordinator and Robotics Design Technology Instructor, Waialua Intermediate and High School

This conference is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Please RSVP by telephone at 944-7111 or email at

Parking is free on campus due to the Kuhio Day state holiday

This Uchinanchu Talk Story Conference VII is the latest in a series of conferences that strives to broaden understanding of issues of common interest to Uchinanchu and all peoples of the world.

Event Sponsor
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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