March is International Women’s Month, so please help us celebrate women in STEM! Next week Wednesday (3/7), KapCC STEM program is hosting a panel of amazing Native Hawaiian female engineers from HECO, Pearl Harbor Shipyard, and Boeing (two are KapCC alumni!).
Only 20% of engineering students are female and even less choose to pursue engineering as a career. In Hawaiʻi, only 12-15% of engineering students are Native Hawaiian. Learn about the pathway these women took to become engineers, what kind of job opportunities are available, and how they see their gender, cultural, and professional identities interplay with each other.
Wāhine Wednesdays: Native Hawaiian Women in Engineering Panel
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7
STEM Center Kokio 202
FREE FOOD will be provided.
Jasmine Wong is a substation designer at HECO and a law clerk in the Intellectual Property group at Watanabe Ing LLP. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and her JD from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Law School.
Tiffanee Pahia is a nuclear engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. She was born and raised in Kaneohe and graduated from Castle High School. A KapCC alumni, Pahia graduated with her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Kelsey Kawaguchi is a structural analysis engineer at Boeing. She is a KapCC alumni and her team earned our school 1st place in the 2013 CanSAT competition. She graduated with her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.