PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Gov. Linda Lingle has presented the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with a commendation for its contributions in support of the state's Hawaii Innovation Initiative.
The initiative is an effort to shift the basis of Hawaii's economic base from land development to human capital and innovation in processes, products and services. It emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math in schools.
In the commendation, Lingle praised shipyard personnel for encouraging high school students to engage in the subjects needed to compete in the 21st century work force.
Lingle noted that two years ago, the shipyard established a robotics scholarship to pay for tuition, fees and books at the University of Hawaii College of Engineering.