As university students with resources and knowledge in Science and Engineering fields, we aim to provide elementary school teachers with products that can integrate STEM into their curriculum. Our mission is to help set an even playing field for all students regardless of their access to high quality STEM curriculum.
Quality of education is directly related to the level of education the teacher has received in that field for subjects such as math and science. Students achieve higher levels of understanding and retention when supported by teachers who have experience in the field of study, however a large part of primary level faculty has not received higher education in STEM fields. Quality of education is affected by teachers’ qualifications, knowledge of STEM subjects, working conditions, and access to professional development. Lack of background in STEM also leads to teachers spending less time on science classes.
“Young kids are, all on their own, completely committed to being excited and interested in STEM topics… The sad thing is, if there isn't good support in schools, they lose that by the time they get to middle school.”
Our curriculum serves as a free program for teachers and parents who don’t have the resources to enroll their students in expensive studying programs to still compete at the same level. We emphasize the importance of hands-on activities that allow students to explore various fields in STEM with curiosity, ambition, and creativity. Introducing students to inquiry- and project-based activities from an early age, when they have a higher potential to absorb new material, increases their ability to succeed in any field as enter middle and high school.