Our Mission - Organizing youth effort, passion, time, and dreams to develop great future career skills

  • To build teamwork, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and decision making skills through learning by doing and learning how to teach;
  • To provide the means for youths from different background to understand key concepts in the fields of math, entrepreneurship, computer science, and engineering (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 provide opportunities and platforms for youth sharing learning experience in MECSE;
  • To encourage every child to apply their MECSE-related skills to creating meaningful projects and solving real-world problems to benefit local communities from different culture and groups;
  • To raise money 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 STEM learning experience

Operating as a 501(3)(c) (non-profit) organization, we served around 60 students in 2016, over 100 students in 2017. over 200 students in 2018, and over 350 students in 2019 through our MESCE educational activities and events. Our plans for the future include reaching even more students and utlimatley creating a positive impact on our local communities from different background and cuture. Believe or not, many schools don't provide enough STEM programs for students. Many students here are unable to learn the STEM skills necessary to future challenges for different reasons: inaccessiable resources, lack of instructors and mentors, or failure to translate STEM interest in technology to career pathways.

 

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

 

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

 

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 the role technology in improving people's lives???

Our Team

Marshal Xu

Founder/Problem Solver

Senior - Lincoln High School

 

Coach: MathCounts/PurpleComet/MathCon

Judge: RoboFest Competition

Instructor:

-Computational Thinking Training

-American Computer Science League Theory and Programming

-Intro to AP Computer Science (Java)

-Python for Data Science

I am a problem solver and I am actively looking for a way to make a different in STEM education for tomorrow's workforce skillset.

Connor Shu

Co-founder/Instructor

Senior - Sunset High School

 

Cyber4Girls Instructor

Connor helped found Mathletics's Cyber4Girls program. He teaches and mentors those teams about the defensive side of cybersecurity.

 

Besides teaching, Connor greatly enjoys studying the natural sciences and performs research for the Portland State University Nanocrystallography Research Group, in which he analyzes the symmetries present in crystalline materials.

Justin Yang

Co-founder/Instructor

Senior - Westview High School

 

Ameircan Computer Science League Theory and Programming Instructor

Python for Data Science Instructor

Justin is a high school student who is passionate in the topics of 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

Senior - Sunset High School

 

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 compeitions in the computer science and engineering fields, as well a vast knowledge of many programming languages such as Java, C++, and Python, allowing him to be an excellent instuctor. 

William Guo

AMC 8 Instructor

Sophomore - Lincoln High School

I can determine the crucial mistakes which held me back in middle school, and prevent others from making the same errors I did. All of this with my own touch of fun and humour; one of my goals as a math teacher will be to convince my students that math is fun, as well as highly competitive in the US.
 

Peter Jin

Coding and Math Instructor

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

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

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 enjoys
playing in the premier level of soccer and reading historical books in his free time.

Grant Chen

Cyber4Girls Instructor

Incoming Freshmen - Princeton University

   

Silu Men

Python Instructor

Sophomore - Johns Hopkins University

  

Kathy Guo

ZeroRobotics for Middle School Mentor

Sophomore - Arizona University

  

Justin Bruss

Robotics Instructor

RoboFest Judge

Senior - Westview High School

  

Kevin Zhang

Robotics Instructor

RoboFest Judge

Senior - International School of Beaverton (ISB)

  

Benjamin Chiu

Python Instructor

 

Incoming Freshmen - Harvard University

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Connie Wang

EV3 Robotics Summer Instructor

Junior University of Washington

Kevin Jin

USACO programming Instructor

Incoming Freshmen  - UC Berkeley

Alan Ma

Coding Instructor

Freshmen - Jesuit High School

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