President Obama announces programme to inspire Hawaiian scientists

A new programme to take place on the Big Island of Hawaii will aim to inspire excitement about engineering, maths, science and technology by offering free guided tours of the island’s eight telescopes.

Gemini North telescope, Hawaii.

Gemini North telescope, Hawaii. Image by Jesse Richmond / CC BY 2.0

On Monday, President Obama announced the ‘Educate to Innovate’ programme that aims to prepare students for a career in the STEM fields. Beginning in November, Hawaii residents aged 16 and older can get free guided tours of the Thirty Meter Telescope, Harvard-Smithsonian Center Submillimeter Array, Gemini Observatory, Subaru Telescope, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory. Read more: hawaiinewsnow.com

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