Our interaction with students made us realize that awareness, collaboration and inspiration are as important as books, curriculum and teachers in imparting education. While the schools teach basic curriculum, we go above and beyond schools and provide a kaleidoscopic view of STEM. We call our approach as the IAC model.
We identify, register, and train students for STEM competitions such as PUMAC (Princeton University Math Competition), MMATHS (Yale/Columbia Math Competition), HMMT (Harvard MIT Math Tournament), CML (Continental Math League) and more. We also host our own Math and Science Tournaments when we are unable to matchup the existing competitions to our students’ skill level.
STEM competitions extend learning far beyond what school curriculum offers; make students meet like-minded peers from other schools and visit universities that are the holy grails of science and math.
It takes a village to raise the child. So we educate not only the students’ but also their ecosystem – the parents, guardians and teachers about promising summer camps, activities, online and other resources via seminars such as:
Pathway to Middle School
Pathway to High School
Pathway to College
Our seminars are about one hour long and we provide them at the premises of requesting organizations. Here we urge and challenge the adults to give all support needed to accelerate and enrich students and make them perform better in school, college and beyond.
We are always looking to advance our mission, foster new connections, and build and grow partnerships.
The reality for many organizations, such as non-profits, libraries, schools and other governmental agencies, is that they simply do not have the time or the resources to provide all the services that benefit the student community. We provide technical and STEM resources to the organizations who want to help their patrons and customers.
We register students for individual and group STEM competitions. We follow the registration with adequate training and participation in the events. Our training sessions are usually held online or at premises of non-profits, libraries, schools and other governmental agencies. We also host our own Math and Science Tournaments when we are unable to matchup the existing competitions to our students’ skill level.
Here are a few competitions we plan to participate this year:
MCMT (Mercer County Math Tournament)
Continental Math League
National Science League
PUMAC (Princeton University Math Competition)
MMATHS (Yale/Columbia Math Tournament)
Where possible our training process sometimes involves use of a diagnostic tool to evaluate the current level of a student before assisting in contest preparation.
In selective locations we provide year-long tutoring in Math, Sciences and Reading. Recommended audience is elementary, middle and high school students, however, anyone who wants to explore STEM or simply want to enjoy math, science or reading are welcome. The sessions are held at:
Every Saturday: Trenton Public Library from 1:30-3:00 PM (http://www.trentonlib.org/)