"To motivate young people to find their passion for STEM and to become the next generation of problem-solvers by introducing STEM knowledge to them at a young age"
fOUNDED ON JULY 11 (sUMMER 2019)
Inspiration: Nowadays, around 72 million children in primary education age are not enrolled in school. Specifically, children in the middle east who are living in dangerous situations, risk their lives traveling miles in war zones just to learn. There was a need for providing the youth in the NYC community with a productive learning experience that would not only teach children how STEM innovations had impacted their lives but also how they could create innovations that could present solutions to modern problems. A indirect goal of our mission is also for these children to innovate and design solutions to the problems they had in their own countries when they grew up. We believe that by providing young children with a hands-on learning experience, they would be able to learn better and find their passion for STEM.
Progress: In our first year, we were able to teach 9 children at a local Queens Public Library. This is the second year of our program, and due to the COVID-19, we have developed an Online STEM Academy where students from all over the world can learn remotely and construct simple projects at home. We have offered 8 courses alone so far, and are offering 5 more courses in our TCSURGE 2.0 Initiative in January of 2021. We have also hosted 3 webinars so far, each with over 20 participants and planning to host more in the future. Finally, we have also started offering free 1 on 1 tutoring services for over 7 weeks.
WATCH WHAT WE DID IN 2019 and 2020!
Our AmAZING Team!
Engineering and Tech
Development and Analysis
Wei Lin Lu
Joseph Chai is a rising high school junior who is very interested in mechanics and flight. He is very eager to make STEM education accessible to all students from different social, and economic backgrounds.
Chief Development Officer
Dylan Katz is a high school junior who is part of the development and analysis team for TCSTEM. He is always looking for ways to improve and develop this program. He plans to make TCSTEM an enriching, educational, interactive, and fun program for children.
Chief Content Officer
Gennivie Domingo is a junior at Francis Lewis HS. She is part of the content team for TCSTEM. With her innovative ideas on interactive games, she will keep the students entertained and educated as well. She encourages young people to be active, informative, and supportive in this program.
Chief Outreach Officer
Joshua is an upcoming junior in Francis Lewis High school in the outreach department. He will also be a photographer for the program once the pandemic as lifted.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Esther Hong is a junior attending Francis Lewis High School. She is part of the Human Resources team for TCSTEM. She is looking forward to working with her peers to bring schooling opportunities to underprivileged kids.
Head of Tech/Engineering Content
Head of Website Development
Head of Domestic Relations
Co-Head of Video Editing/Photography
Head of Admissions/ Emailing
Head of Video Editing/Photography
Head of Design
Head of Math Content