Kalypso Kares: STEMed Labs

Kalypso intern Nati Rodriguez believes in the power of math and science education


As a kid, I spent three summers participating in San Antonio PREP, an engineering preparatory program. In addition to being exposed to a variety of engineering courses, I met students from all over the city and experienced what it was like to take classes on a college campus. This program kept me challenged during long summers and motivated me to study computer science. San Antonio PREP gave me a passion for math education and motivated me to volunteer with School on Wheels in Los Angeles later in life.

Last summer I returned to Texas and now proudly serve on the board of STEMed Labs, a nonprofit organization with the mission of increasing students’ exposure to experiential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status.

This summer STEMed Labs is launching the STEMBridge Summer Program, a free course that will be part of a multi-summer program focused on computer science and entrepreneurship. STEMed Labs has the long-term goal of increasing the number of computer science teachers in high schools throughout Central Texas.

I believe in the power of math and science education and I’m driven to pay it forward by working to provide opportunities for the next generation of curious left-brainers.

Learn more about STEMed Labs here.

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