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Maui Student Wins State STEM Conference Logo Competition

March 14, 2012, 8:55 AM HST
* Updated March 14, 8:58 AM
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Winning STEM conference logo.

By Wendy Osher

A student from Maui High School was selected as the winner of the Hawaii STEM Conference 2012 logo competition.

Senior, Kacey Martin edged out nearly 200 other entries across the state by best capturing the conference theme: Download Knowledge. Upload Service.

The logos were judged on how well the design represented combined concepts of technology, native culture and the impact of STEM on our island communities.

The circular lines in the logo represent technology emanating from Hawaii, while the straight lines exemplify the exchange of information which connect the islands to each other, as well as to the mainland and beyond, according to Martin’s account.


Aside from her involvement in science and technology, Martin is a member of the Pacific and Asian Affairs Club, Interact Club, and Japanese Club at Maui High. In her spare time, she likes to draw, play piano, and watch Japanese dramas.


The 2012 Hawaii STEM Conference is slated for March 30-31 at the Wailea Marriott on Maui.

STEM student teams from across the state will participated this year by showcasing and sharing their tech savvy in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math, and how they are making a difference in their respective communities.

There, they will gain exposure to STEM Industry professionals from across the state, software and project competitions, and the opportunity to learn best practices from other students and schools.


GOOGLE, National Geographic, the Searider Foundation, the High Tech Industry, and many more will be participating in this year’s STEM Conference. Another new feature this year will be a Professional Development Workshop for teachers.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 with exhibit hours from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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