MEDIA ADVISORY: Liholiho Elem. students participate in hands-on STEM activities at UH Mānoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marc Arakaki, (808) 829-0750
Spokesperson/Content Producer, UH Communications
Posted: Nov 15, 2023

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WHAT: Approximately 90 fifth-grade students from Liholiho Elementary School will visit the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and learn about a variety of STEM fields, including life sciences, chemistry, engineering and computer science. The UH team is working to help provide younger children insights into some of the STEM areas so that they get an understanding of the possible pathways that are available to them.

UH Mānoa students, faculty and staff will lead the students through a variety of hands-on activities, ranging from exploring Hawaiʻi’s limu, exposing objects to extremely cold temperatures, computer programming and exploring how a massive concrete canoe is able to float.

WHEN: Thursday, November 16 from 9–11 a.m.

WHERE: UH Mānoa St. John and Sherman Courtyard


  • The students will participate in a UH Mānoa campus tour after their hands-on activities.
  • There will be interview opportunities with UH Mānoa students and employees, and Liholiho Elementary staff and students.