Pacific Islands supports Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair

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The Pacific Islands Regional Collaboration Team provides support for the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. This is one of several far-large reaching NOAA-sponsored events that allow the Pacific Islands Region to directly impact the youth in our underserved communities and to inspire local students to pursue careers in the sciences. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair was held virtually. Going virtual provided NOAA a unique opportunity to engage with students earlier in their project process, and provided a direct link to NOAA data, science, and scientists.  Each year, there are approximately 6,000 participants across 100 Public and Private School fairs, with about 30% advancing to compete at one of nine District Fairs. (NOS, NWS, NMFS)