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Cognition, Motivate, Create, Educate




Cognition Learning Center
Connecting Innovation
and Education for Kauai’s Students






Cognition Center Mission:


Motivate, Create, and Educate. To showcase innovative and sustainable pedagogy that promotes hands-on learning  with an emphasis on the joy of discovery.

Some of our Achievements

  • Renovation and retrofit (sustainability theme) of Cognition Learning Center
  • Constructed a MakerBot 3D Printer
  • Gigapan – giga pixel imaging and processing
  • Converted gas powered Kei truck to electric (plug-in)
  • 2011 Lights on Rice parade (Electric Truck Angry Birds float)
  • Collaborative project with County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Division,
    science classes, culinary class, and cognition.
  • Liquid Galaxy
  • Vertical Wind Tunnels
  • Students attended the LSAMP IOA Annual Student Conference on Oahu
  • We Recycle/Reuse/Repurpose to the Max!
  • Repurposing of Old computers with Ubuntu and open source software (FOSS)

Student-Hosted Tour Displays:

  • Makerbot Demo
  • Kinect 3d Tracking demo
  • Vertical wind tunnels to test aerodynamic designs and show seeds in flight
  • Gigapan imaging
  • Liquid Galaxy
  • Endoscopic demonstration of foods
  • Light painting/Long exposure photography
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Robotics for kids

Other Projects/Proof of concepts/tangents

  • Electric actuators
  • Various projection technologies for immersive experiences
  • 3d scanning (Laser and Structured Light)
  • Laminar flow-jet nozzles (Completed two nozzles - ongoing project)




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