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THINK Fund STEM Classroom Grants to Kona, Volcano, Laupahoehoe, Kau and Pahala Schools
December 11th, 2015 Education & Outreach

The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation, established by TMT, continues to support teachers in Hawaii Island schools to boost STEM learning for their students. Since the classroom grants became available in November 2014, over $84,000 has been given for projects reaching 6,594 students at 25 schools island-wide.

TMT Responds to President Obama’s Announcement of the Kamaaina Observatory Experience at White House Astronomy Night
October 19th, 2015 Education & Outreach

“This is an extremely exciting time, with President Obama’s announcement underscoring the significance of Maunakea and Hawaii to astronomy. TMT is honored to be a part of Hawaii’s astronomy community, " - says Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory.

Akamai Internship Program Announces Summer Internship Symposiums in Hilo, Waimea, Maui and Pasadena
July 30th, 2015 Education & Outreach

[From UC Akamai Workforce Initiative] - The Akamai Workforce Initiative’s Internship Program announces its Student Internship Symposiums in Hilo on Wednesday August 5 from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Institute for Astronomy Auditorium (640 North A‘ohoku Place), on Friday, August 7 at the Keck Observatory’s Hualalai Theater in Waimea and on Maui at the PDC Training Room on Monday, August 10 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii hosts third annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit
July 20th, 2015 Education & Outreach

Thirty-one students and teachers representing each of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory partner countries gather in Hilo this weekend for an intensive five-day forum on astronomy and engineering.

TMT Partners Commit to Helping Hawaii's Youth Reach for the Stars
June 10th, 2015 Education & Outreach

“Today, it is with enthusiasm and excitement that we announce the intent of our partner universities to establish scholarships, summer internships, graduate program fellowships, and research assistantships in the areas of science and technology for Hawaii’s students," - says Henry Yang, Chair of the TMT International Observatory Board

China Student Wins Special TMT Award at 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
June 9th, 2015 Education & Outreach

As part of its commitment to invest in the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project awarded a special grand prize at the recent 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

TMT Scientists Discuss Serious Science and Classroom Fun During Journey Through the Universe 2015
February 28th, 2015 Education & Outreach

TMT will participate again at this year's Journey Through The Universe's Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom.

THINK Fund at the Pauahi Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Available
February 14th, 2015 Education & Outreach

The THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund application at the Pauahi Foundation opened on February 4, 2015. This is a new, multi-year scholarship fund for the Pauahi Foundation.

TMT Launches The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund - $1 Million Annually to Benefit Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM Disciplines
November 13th, 2014 Education & Outreach

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has launched THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund to better prepare Hawaii Island students to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and to become the workforce for higher paying science and technology jobs in Hawaii’s 21st century economy. TMT’s founding gift of $1 million marks the beginning of the construction phase of astronomy’s next-generation telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Pasadena Power - TMT Business Manager Phil Lindquist Painting Featured in Exhibition
November 10th, 2014 Education & Outreach

A painting by TMT International Observatory Business Manager Phil Lindquist was selected for the "Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV" exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History. The painting, "Pasadena Power", oil 30" x 30", shows the view of a power plant across from the TMT Project Office.

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