The passionate leaders dedicated to creating opportunities for the underrepresented
Jake is a senior in the IB Program at James S. Rickards High School. Jake grew up wanting to be an engineer. He had exposure to STEM-related topics all around him, which is what really inspired him to want to become an engineer. Not everyone gets this same exposure. He strives to give students these opportunities so they can be inspired the same way he was. Numerous kids have huge dreams that are shot down by lack of access to firsthand experiences and exposure to STEM. With STEM Out, he wants to combat these things so kids can truly believe they can do what they dream.
Brantley is a senior in the IB program at James S. Rickards High School. Brantley has noticed the increase in STEM-related occupations and programs throughout his lifetime and recognizes that it is important to expand the accessibility of STEM to as many groups and demographics as possible. Programs centered around youth in low-income areas can have a very large impact on the future of our society as they inspire the youth and expose them to new opportunities. Being a part of the STEM Out program allows him to use his personal skills and blessings to assist in guiding the youth that will eventually become the leaders of the future.
Aryan is a senior in the IB program at James S. Rickards High School. Aryan has been in awe by the lack of development for younger students in STEM. STEMout allows younger kids in our society to be exposed to key concepts earlier in life, inspiring to pursue action in these fields. Students having access to these resources and learning at such a young age can open such great for them, allowing them to grow in all aspects of their life and future career. As a part of STEMout, he is able to use his creativity to make these projects more accessible to today's youth.
Kenny is a Chiles High School graduate, who currently attends the University of Central Florida. Kenny is studying Mechanical Engineering in addition to working with the NEXT Models Miami Modeling agency
Astred is a Rickards High School graduate, currently attending Vanderbilt University. Astred plans to major in interdisciplinary Medical Studies. She hopes to extend the initiative to forge a STEMout branch in the Nashville area.
Max is a Rickards High School graduate who currently attends Stanford University. Max is studying chemistry and conducting research on protein-DNA conjugates in the Bertozzi Lab