Wahine Processing Power

Kauaʻi Wāhine Processing Power 2019

Workshop Dates/Times:
July 11 & 12

9:00-4:00pm each day

The purpose of the The Kauaʻi Wāhine Processing Power 2019 workshop will be to educate participants about Hawaiʻi’s unique island watersheds while also engaging girls in technology through a project focused on water sensors. It will be a 2 day immersive learning experience in which participants will explore traditional and modern techniques for analyzing properties of water. This will include a tour and presentation of the Waiahi Surface Water Treatment Plant located at Grove Farms. Participants will learn about natural water filtration systems and also gain an understanding and appreciation of the water system services provided by ʻāina. By day 2, participants will build and program a water sensor system to collect data on relevant metrics for monitoring the health of treated or untreated water.

Our Workshops

Our workshops seek to dive into our central theme--addressing what is the gender gap in CS and STEM fields. Sessions include perspectives from women in education advocacy, tech, entrepreneurism, and government.
The ultimate goal is for participants to get creative and envision a future where women and girls are makers of technologies. Our hope is that the workshops result in ideas to increase political participation and gender equity in schools and workplaces. We accomplish this by exploring systems thinking, the design process, prototyping, self-defined values of success, practicing pitches and networking.


Aloha! We aim to cultivate women and girls to be creators and innovators of new technologies by providing empowering STEM learning and networking opportunities.

Meet Our Team

We are a collective that represents a partnership between three different organizations

Megan Kawatachi

Director of the Sullivan Center, ʻIolani School

Jacqueline Okumura

Computer Science Teacher, ʻIolani School

Erin Nagoshi

Computer Science Teacher, ʻIolani School

Aisha Heredia

Community outreach manager, HawaiiKidsCAN

Kelsey Amos

Co-founder & Director, Purple Maiʻa Foundation

Marion Ano

Teacher, Purple Maiʻa Foundation

David Miyashiro

Founding Executive Director, HawaiiKidsCAN