Oceanit Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on positively impacting our community–and all of humanity–through lifelong learning, innovation curriculum development, community outreach, and STEM missions that benefit all learners, young and old.   

The Future of SURF  

Oceanit Research Foundation, via SURF, aspires to be part of a revolution in our State, and beyond, in how we approach the challenges of today to create a better future. We hope to shift learning towards future skills. We do this by creating fundamental system change through students, teachers, education, and lifelong learning.   

The educators who learn from SURF workshops will become advocates for seeding Design Thinking, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence superpowers in our students of tomorrow.  Through curriculum evolution, we will weave these superpowers into courses and classes that have not truly innovated in decades. Educators will lead the charge to empower students to pursue new disciplines never before taught in Hawai’i schools.  These educators and collaborators will create the next generation, who in turn will launch and lead our future economy.

About Oceanit and Oceanit Research Foundation 

Delivering on the ‘impossible’ is challenging. The innovation process is messy, even under the best of conditions. At Oceanit, our culture creates an environment where people are empowered to bring out their best and solve the impossible. We believe that anything can be solved given the right education, openness to lifelong learning, and drive to innovate. 

Oceanit Foundation’s core initiatives are built upon innovating new ways to impact learners with future-proof critical thinking, creative, and STEM skills like Computer Science, Coding, Artificial Intelligence, and more. 

Oceanit was founded in 1985 and is a leading research and development engineering firm specializing in fundamental and cutting-edge scientific research for clients such as the U.S. Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and more.

GEER Grant Makaha Beach Park Project

Oceanit Research Foundation worked with Waianae High students and the Hawai’i Dept of Transportation to teach students and teachers how to measure erosion and tidal changes at Makaha Beach Park. The project included capturing ground and aerial coastal data, learning to fly drones for surveying, and mapping changes to the coastline of the historic Makaha Beach. This partnership was made possible by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Grant program, under which Hawaii had $8.1 million in grant funding to educational institutions across the state.