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How Crimson Student, Jessica, Shifted her Initiative Online...

Crimson Education, September 9th, 2020

Jessica Young, rising senior at Los Altos High School, launched STEMpower, a program dedicated to teaching younger students to the STEM field through hands-on workshops, activities, and discussions. Jessica teamed up with the YMCA to host these events which drew larger crowds, reaching 25 participants in both weekly workshops… 

Los Altos High School student promotes power of STEM

Los Altos Town Crier, July 8th, 2020

A Los Altos teen has created an organization dedicated to teaching preschool and elementary students more about STEM through workshops with hands-on activities and discussion. Jessica Young, a rising senior at Los Altos High School, came up with the idea for STEMpower during her sophomore year and began leading workshops...

South Bay Teen Launches STEM Learning Program for Local Youths

Yahoo! News, May 27th, 2020

Jessica Young, along with fellow Los Altos High students Alison and May, created a group that’s brought STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to elementary and preschool students.

Young launched STEMpower through the YMCA of Silicon Valley. “I’ve always enjoyed working with younger kids...

Women in STEM: virtually empowering youth through education

The Talon, May 11th, 2020

With the shelter-in-place order, Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club officers and juniors Jessica Young, May Jiang and Allison Hong decided to get creative and find a way to help those fighting on the front-lines.

Initially founded by Jessica, STEMpower is a joint education initiative with the local YMCA to provide...

past newsletters

December 2020 Issue

With the help of our workshop facilitators and curriculum designers, STEMpower hosted a total of 16 workshops in October and November during our Fall 2020 Phase. Designed for children in grades 3-6, these workshops consisted of mini-lectures...

January 2021 Issue

As we launch into the new year, STEMpower is excited to officially announce our plans for the winter/spring of 2021! Designed for children in grades 3-6, STEMpower’s free online workshops consist of mini-lectures, hands-on activities, follow-along videos...

February 2021 Issue

We hope your new year is off to a great start! Over the past several weeks, the STEMpower team has been working hard to plan workshops and develop a curriculum for our Spring programs. Designed for children in grades 3-6, STEMpower’s free online...

March 2021 Issue

Welcome to the March edition of the STEMpower newsletter! We have tons of new content being published this month, including @Home videos on YouTube, informative mini-articles on our blog, and a ton of FREE online workshops!

April 2021 Issue

Welcome to the April edition of the STEMpower newsletter! We have tons of new content being published this month, including @Home videos on YouTube, informative mini-articles on our blog, and a ton of FREE online workshops!

May 2021 Issue

Welcome to the May edition of the STEMpower newsletter! We have tons of new content being published this month, including @Home videos on YouTube, informative mini-articles on our blog, and a ton of FREE online workshops!