Our mission: Organizing youth effort, passion, time, and dreams to develop great future skillset in MECSE (math, entrepreneurship, computer science, and engineering)

  • To build teamwork, communication, critical-thinking, problem-solving, decision making, and leadship skills through learning by doing and learning by teaching;
  • To provide the means for youths from different background to understand key concepts in the fields of MECSE for the great technology challenges of tomorrow;
  • To encourage participation and camaraderie between youths in MECSE disciplines, by presenting them in thought-provoking activities, problem-solving, events, lectures, competitions, and more;
  • To encourage every youth to apply their MECSE-related skills to creating meaningful projects and solving real-world problems to benefit local communities from different cultures and groups;
  • To raise money for and grant awards to youths in MECSE-related training and further education opportunities;
  • To build connections with industry professionals and entrepreneurs and inspire youths to work alongside them.

Our Organization - A platform to share MECSE learning experience

Operating as a 501(3)(c) (non-profit) organization, our volunteers have served more than 1000+ participants, 30+ events in the past three years through our MESCE educational activities and events. Our plans for the future include reaching even more students and utlimately creating a positive impact on our Local communities from different background and culture. Believe or not, many schools don't provide enough MECSE programs for students. Many students are unable to learn the MECSE skills necessary to future challenges for different reasons:

- inaccessible resources

- lack of instructors and mentors

- failure to translate MECSE interests into solving meaningful real life problems

 

We strive to provide appropriate and fun instructional supports including adaptive online practice and offline classroom discussion, activies, events, and competitions so that students of all ability levels have equitable access to the learning objectives.

 

H.R.1665 - Building Blocks of STEM Act

S.737

The bill specifies that NSF grants to research computer science education and computational thinking may be used to support development and implementation of various tools and models for teaching and learning, including

  • developing and offering gender-inclusive computer science enrichment programs, and
  • acquainting female students in prekindergarten through elementary school with careers in computer science.

 National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) endeavors in STEM

National Science Foundation's (NSF) endeavors in STEM

 

"Our world is changing. Technological innovation is rapidly changing the way we work and the type of human capital our industries require."

 

" Technology is advancing faster than humans, disrupting both jobs and the skills needed to compete. Research by McKinsey suggests that globally about half of the jobs performed by humans today will be disrupted by automation, and a survey of business leaders by the World Economic Forum suggests that 42% of the core job skills required today are set to change substantially by 2022."

 

Consider the following workplace projections: (credit to online resources)

  • An Oxford study projects that 47 percent of current jobs in developed nations will be replaced by automation as early as 2034.
  • According to the World Economic Forum, 65 percent of children entering elementary school today will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet.
  • In the United States, 80 percent of fastest growing occupations require STEM skills, which are skills the vast majority of American workers do not currently have.
  • The percentage of boys ages 13 to 17 interested in STEM careers dropped from 36 precent in 2017 to 24 percent in 2018, according to a survey of teens around the country from Ernst & Young and Colorado-based nonprofit Junior Achievement USA although the students who reponded to the unscientific online survey named technology as one of the two key skills necessary to prepare them for  the professions.

 

Guess who enjoys discovering the role technology plays in improving people's lives???

Our Team

Marshal Xu

Founder/Problem Solver

Freshmen - University of Pennsylvania

 

Coach/Judge: Math/Chess/ComputerScience/Robotics

 

Instructor & Curriculum Developer:

  • Computational Thinking Training
  • American Computer Science League Computer Science Theory and Programming
  • Intro to AP Computer Science (Java)
  • Python for Data Science
  • Python for CyberSecurity
  • Python for Machine Learning

I am a problem solver. I am actively looking for ways to improve (or make a difference) in MECSE education for tomorrow's workforce skillset regardless one's background.

Connor Shu

Co-founder/Instructor

Freshmen - University of Pennsylvania

 

Connor ranked in the top 154 out of over 16000 competitors for the 2019 United States National Chemistry Olympiad. He is currently teaching an online AP Chemistry class.

 

Besides teaching, Connor greatly enjoys studying the natural sciences. Additionally, he performs research for the Portland State University Nano-crystallography Research Group, in which he writes code for the analysis of crystallographic symmetry using novel information theory-based methods.

 

To continue pursuing his passion for scientific research, Connor will be studying Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania this fall as part of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research.

Justin Yang

Co-founder/Instructor

Freshmen - UC Berkeley

 

Ameircan Computer Science League Theory and Programming Instructor

Python for Data Science/CyberSecurity Instructor

Justin is a high school student who is passionate about computer science, electrical engineering, and aerospace. His experience programming in various languages such as Python and Java, as well as with additive manufacturing (3D printing) allows him to bring unique perspectives to the Mathletics organization as a co-founder and instructor.

Kevin Men

Co-founder/Instructor

Freshmen - UC Berkeley

 

Python for Data Science Instructor

ZeroRootics for Middle school Mentor 

Kevin is a teacher and co-founder at Mathletics. He has years of experience doing competitions in the computer science and engineering fields, as well as a vast knowledge of many programming languages such as Java, C++, and Python, allowing him to be an excellent instuctor. 

Aaron Gao

Coding Instructor (free sessions)

Freshmen - Sunset High School

 


My interest in STEM subjects was sparked in 6th grade, where I myself started learning here at Mathletics. Soon after diving into this world, I was also introduced to other stem competitions such as TEAMS or ACSL, which I have had much fun in.
Outside of stem, I am also interested in debate, which I have just begun, and track, which I do recreationally.
 


 

Peter Jin

Coding and Math Instructor (free sessions)

Sophomore - Sunset High School

My interest in coding was first sparked at a Tech4Kids camp. When I was in middleschool, high schoolers took their time to instruct me; now I would like to follow their footsteps to share what I've learned with others.

Alex Yang

Coding Instructor (free sessions)

Freshmen - Lincoln High School

Alex finds the concept of Artificial Intelligence intriguing and has done extensive research on it in the TEAMS science competition. He is also a competitive soccer player for his school team, and plays the saxophone and clarinet. His latest wishes are inspiring and mentoring students of younger ages, as well as from diversified communities.

Max Yang

Coding Instructor (free sessions)

Freshmen - Lincoln High School

Max has spent four years expanding his knowledge on programming in Python and Java. Max has been participating in science competitions and the American Computer Science League. He enjoy playing in the prmier level of soccer and reading histroial books in his free time.

Grant Chen

Cyber4Girls Instructor

Sophomore - Princeton University

   

Silu Men

Python Instructor

Senior - Johns Hopkins University

  

Kathy Guo

ZeroRobotics for Middle School Mentor

Senior - Arizona University

  

Justin Bruss

Robotics Program Director

RoboFest Judge

Senior - Westview High School

  

Kevin Zhang

Robotics Program Director

RoboFest Judge

Freshmen - Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

  

Benjamin Chiu

Python Instructor

Sophomore - Harvard University

 

 

Connie Wang

EV3 Robotics Summer Instructor

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Kevin Jin

USACO programming Instructor

 

Sophomore  - UC Berkeley

Alan Ma

Coding Instructor (free sessions)

Freshmen - Jesuit High School