Assets Robotics Program Sponsors (2022-2023)
Assets School is a co-educational, independent K-12 school in Honolulu County, Hawaii. The school focuses on educating students who are gifted and/or dyslexic. Open in 1955, Assets School is where our members are based in, and what a school should be —
The Queen's Medical Center, originally named and still commonly referred to as Queen's Hospital, is the largest private non-profit hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. The institution was founded in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, and is located in Downtown Honolulu.
Recognizing the need to support those on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic back in 2020, three robotics students from Assets School built and designed a robot that is able to deliver items into a patient’s room while minimizing human interaction. In a surprise announcement made during the robot presentation and demonstration at The Queen’s Medical Center, Dr. Jill Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Queen’s Health System, presented the robotics students and their teacher with a Sponsor donation on behalf of Queen’s to go towards the school’s robotics program.
Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world's most admired and awarded airlines, offering its one-of-a-kind value and Hospitality at 121 airports across 11 countries. Based in Dallas and famous for an Employee-first corporate Culture, Southwest maintains an unprecedented record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history. By empowering its more than 62,000 People to deliver unparalleled Hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among as many as 130 million Customers carried a year.
Southwest continues to develop tangible steps toward an environmental sustainability goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering an opportunity for Customers to contribute toward helping Southwest offset its carbon emissions. mSouthwest leverages a unique legacy and mission to serve communities around the world including harnessing the power of its People and Purpose to put communities at the Heart of its success.
AFCEA Hawaii (Grant)
AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a nonprofit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence and global security. AFCEA provides a forum for military, government, academic and industry communities with altogether more than 30,000 members. AFCEA supports local chapters, sponsors events, publishes a magazine, promotes STEM education and provides member benefits.
At the heart of Bayer’s commitment to society is the active role we play in supporting people and communities in the areas surrounding our primary business locations, as well as solving pressing social challenges. Established in 1964 as Monsanto Fund, the foundation served as a global philanthropic leader supporting 47 countries on six continents through 2018. With the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, the entity was renamed Bayer Fund in 2019. In January 2020, Bayer Fund incorporated the activities of Bayer USA Foundation, founded in 1953, continuing its legacy of community engagement and the commitment to enhancing the quality of life in communities where our customers and employees live and work. In line with the new entity’s mission, Bayer Fund will focus its resources to solely serve communities in the United States.
Byron Petrossian created Bright International Inc. in 2014 to support the general airworthiness needs of airlines, leasing companies, and private operators of transport airplanes. With international resources and experience in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim, Bright International has supported engineering, maintenance, and modifications solutions worldwide. Experience and capabilities include airworthiness certification, legal support, interior/exterior modification, repair engineering solutions, and MRO FAA Part 145 consulting. Byron brings 38 years experience as aircraft technical director, engineering and project management experience with 14 years as an airline maintenance professional where he leveraged his initial airframe and powerplant technician role thru to Director of Maintenance Planning and outside Heavy Maintenance at an air operator first with 737 180-minute ETOPS rating certification. Byron has influenced and managed Aviation Partners Boeing blended-winglet wing modification projects around the globe on three models of transport aircraft including the inaugural 767 winglet modification. His hands-on technical support for major certification projects from passenger to freighter conversion programs (P2F) and passenger to Arial Firefighting / Air-Tanker conversion programs have been equally successful. Byron holds certification as a Licensed Technical Management professional (31 years), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and an FAA airframe and powerplant technician (A&P).
The Hawaiian Lei Company specializes in shipping and delivering fresh, vibrant Hawaiian flower lei, and cut flowers to the Mainland and Honolulu! Located in beautiful Kakaako Honolulu, Their masterfully crafted Hawaiian lei are guaranteed to be 100% fresh! As the largest maker of custom Hawaiian lei, they proudly offer the hugest selection and lowest prices of fresh flower leis.
There is something to be said about the familiar adage “Living Aloha.” In keeping with the local Hawaiian traditions. The Hawaiian Lei Company, are committed to “sharing the aloha way” and making you feel like part of our family.
Over the last two decades our mission has evolved dramatically. First in the area of communications – Internet, wireless, and data transmission – and then into broader digital applications that improve our customers’ worlds every day, whether they’re residential, business or government. Hawaiian Telcom has become deeply engaged in a wide variety of new products and services. From the fiber that feeds your 4G wireless network to digital television. From VoIP Hosted Voice to virtual colocation. From enabling new office towers with fiber for greater connectivity to laying new undersea cables across the Pacific to Asia. Today, Hawaiian Telcom is offering 1 Gig broadband service, providing state-of-the-art cloud services for businesses, and expanding Hawaii’s largest next-generation fiber network. We employ more than 1,200 technology, communications and customer service professionals.
We serve Hawai‘i, our home. And we’ll continue to serve Hawai‘i as we grow and expand.
All of us at Hawaiian Telcom are proud to be recognized as Hawaii’s Technology Leader.
Inspired by an enlightened king more than a century ago, Hawaii was an early adopter of electricity to light homes and power industry. The ingenuity in creating and delivering power on these isolated islands is a unique story of innovation, connectivity and progressive thinking that continues today. For more than 125 years, Hawaiian Electric Company has provided the energy that has helped drive the islands' development from a kingdom to a modern state. Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, serve 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, Lanai and Molokai.
Founded in 2009, Tapiki is a local web development and mobile application development company located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tapiki was created by Brian Dote, an experienced, patent-holding mobile application developer and former leadership team member at Apple that developed core iOS patents and technologies.
Go Team Events has been hosting and creating corporate team building events for companies all over the United States for over 10 years, and Go Team facilitators have been bringing co-workers closer together by giving them wonderful shared experiences to draw from as they move forward working together. From Amazing Races to Game Shows, from Culinary Cook-Offs to Charity Events – we do it all!
There are lots of great team building companies out there – what sets us apart is our commitment to taking your fun seriously! We pride ourselves on making your event run smoothly from planning to execution, and addressing all of your team building concerns. The fact that you are finding the time in your busy work or meeting schedule for your team to have some fun and learn more about each other speaks volumes about what an awesome company you are!
Trellix is a global company redefining the future of cybersecurity. The company’s open and native extended detection and response (XDR) platform helps organizations confronted by today’s most advanced threats gain confidence in the protection and resilience of their operations. Trellix’s security experts, along with an extensive partner ecosystem, accelerate technology innovation through machine learning and automation to empower over 40,000 business and government customers.
Orlando and Edel Matias established this business in 1979. With over 40 years of experience, they have been using a simple aphorism to this day: "we put the tools in the hands of the best people." They are an electrical contracting company focusing on residential & commercial projects including several housing developments. They have experience with jobs big and small, including those of large industrial sites, military bases, and of course a place for people called home.
From 1966, Zippy's has became one of the most cherished restaurant chains in Hawaii. Ask anyone in Hawaii and they will tell you their favorite item on their menu off of the top of their head. For more than 50 years, Zippy’s has been the go-to place in Hawaii for hearty, local comfort food.
Since its inception in 1971, Kobayashi Sugita & Goda (KS&G) has been the law firm of choice for Hawaii’s most successful businesses, and has routinely guided the biggest companies in the world through Hawaii’s unique business environment.
With roots going back to 1925, American Savings Bank (ASB) is committed to serving its customers with a range of financial products and services anytime, anywhere. As one of Hawaii’s leading financial institutions, American Savings Bank offers business and consumer banking, home loans, insurance and investments.
Engel & Völkers aims to help you turn your real estate dreams into a reality. They know that property dealings are far more than mere business transactions. After all, our homes are where we choose to live and where precious memories are made for a lifetime. That is why nothing is more important to them than the needs and aspirations of their private and institutional clients.
Big Island Candies only use the highest grade of ingredients. They proudly feature only freshly roasted Big Island macadamia nuts and 100 percent pure Kona and Ka‘u coffee from farms on Hawaii Island. There is no substitute for quality and no shortcuts are ever taken.
Made in Hawaii since 1952, Hawaiian Sun is a family business that originally started as papaya farmers that became a food staple in Hawaii homes. Today, Hawaiian Sun is a household favorite enjoyed at home, the beach, parks, school and at family gatherings. Hawaiian Sun uses the freshest ingredients to produce the best tasting, highest quality products to remind you of Hawaii.
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