Our programs with local Hawai’i students encourage and provide funds the study of medicine and Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine (STEM).
Science Fair Hawai’i:
Since 1980, Dr. John Corboy and other Foundation ophthalmic surgeons have mentored Hawai’i students from grade 7 to 12 who enter science projects in the annual Hawai’i State Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by the Hawai’i Academy of Science.
Foundation docs and volunteers judge entries at the fair, and our Foundation provides cash prizes to students and their teachers for outstanding projects relating to eyes or vision.
Help encourage Hawai’i student careers in science by making a donation.
Senior Net Hawai’i:
In 1988, the Hawaiian Eye Foundation began SeniorNet in Hawai’i by providing a grant to Honolulu Community College (HCC) in support of computers for training seniors.
Initially conceived as assistance for low-vision elderly patients, our grant helped provide the Emeritus College of HCC with a computer lab to use in training all seniors.
Dr. Corboy recently was honored by the College on the 20th Anniversary of SeniorNet, celebrating the Foundation’s initial grant to the program which has now trained thousands of seniors in use of computers for e-mailing, web searching, video conferencing, and other projects.