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 will participate again at this year's Journey Through The Universe's Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom.
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.
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.
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.
The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy Center, will gather high school students and educators from the TMT partner countries: Japan, China, India, Canada and the United States (Hawaii Island).
The first Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit, sponsored by TMT and the County of Hawaii, and hosted at the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo, brought together high school students and educators from China, Japan, India, Canada and the Big Island for four days of intense learning and interaction.
To foster global collaboration in science, engineering and education, the Thirty Meter Telescope and the County of Hawaii are co-sponsoring a 4-day international education summit from July 23 through 26, 2013 at various locations at UH Hilo and the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center.
TMT, in partnership Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) and Hawaii Community College, encourages high school students to sign up for this summer's Akamai Observatory Career Exploration session, offered June 10th through June 21st at Kealakehe High School.