Giving students in underperforming schools an opportunity to have STEM-related activities and materials at their disposal
In December of 2019, Max Ngnepieba attended the Florida State Science Fair competition, where out of over 1,000 participants of all age groups, the amount of African American participants could be counted on two hands. This was remarkable to Max and before entering his senior year of high school, he created STEMOut. Max, along with Kenny Greene, ran the afterschool program with students at Nims Middle School from December 2020 to January 2021. Max created STEMOut with the vision of increasing the participation of young students in STEM areas to ultimately elevate the stature of students in the Tallahassee community.
Max and Kenny are now a sophomores in college but the program continues under the leadership of Astred Ngnepieba, Jake Edwards, and Brantely Gibson