Coast Guard holds educational exposition for Honolulu area students

HONOLULU — Several Oahu-based Coast Guard units hosted an educational exposition for local high school students at the Coast Guard Base Support Unit Honolulu, Friday.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Exposition is a collaborative initiative to promote core technological fields and develop future innovators. The program is designed to allow high school students the opportunity to see how the Coast Guard applies science, technology, engineering and math in its everyday uses.

“It’s great that we have the opportunity to showcase our equipment for the students,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Lawrence Kemp, a member of the Electronics Support Detachment, Honolulu. “They’re also getting a unique look at several different Coast Guard career fields.”

The STEM exposition was kicked off Friday morning by Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling, the Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District. More than 200 Mililani High School Students learned about Coast Guard tools of the trade, enjoyed a search and rescue demonstration by an Air Station Barbers Point flight crew, and members from Station Honolulu took them for a ride on a 25-foot Response Boat Medium.

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