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HPA student presenters at Macworld, Green Schools National Conference

Seated from left: Erina Baudat, Hannah Twigg-Smith, and Jessica Ainsle. Standing from left:  Bo Bleckel, Luigi Balbo Bertone Di Sambuy, Kenji Stinson, Jessica Chow, and Leila Morrison. (Photo courtesy of HPA)

Seated from left: Erina Baudat, Hannah Twigg-Smith, and Jessica Ainsle. Standing from left: Bo Bleckel, Luigi Balbo Bertone Di Sambuy, Kenji Stinson, Jessica Chow, and Leila Morrison. (Photo courtesy of HPA)

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Dr. Bill Wiecking, Upper School science teacher and director of the Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and seven Upper School students — Jessica Ainslie, Luigi Balbo Bertone Di Sambuy, Erina Baudat, Bo Bleckel, Leila Morrison, Kenji Stinson, and Hannah Twigg-Smith — are traveling to California this week during spring break to present their work at two national conferences, Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco and the Green Schools National Conference in Sacramento.

Students also will present their work at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino.

Ainslie, Baudat, and Morrison will present their “Campus Sustainability” project at the Green Schools National Conference on March 28.

The studentsʻ AP Environmental Science project included reviewing sustainable initiatives that can be integrated at the school.

Balbo Bertone Di Sambuy, Baudat, Bleckel, Morrison, Stinson, and Twigg-Smith will present their work at Macworld/iWorldʻs Future Tech session on March 29.

Future Tech, a new strand at the conference, is dedicated to innovative solutions and projects created by high school students.

HPA’s students — the first high school students to present at Future Tech — will present on diverse topics, including MIDI-brain interfaces (Balbo Bertone Di Sambuy), aging patient music therapy with EEG (Baudat), high dynamic range (HDR) photography using Phantom drones and virtual reality tools (Bleckel), creating a detailed energy monitoring and analysis toolset for the HPA campus using one-minute interval data from sensors linked to the schoolʻs Energy Lab telemetry system (Morrison), Tetris and your brain (Stinson), and sleep apnea studies (Twigg-Smith).

The Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy recently was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015 and the HPA team was invited to present their projects at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino. Students will present March 28.

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