The Jawa Sisters
STEM Center USA was founded by sisters Melissa and Lavanya Jawaharlal with a mission to share their love for tinkering and creating. After graduating with degrees in Mechanical Engineering from USC and UC Berkeley, respectively, they focused their attention on exciting the next generation of STEM leaders through hands-on, experiential learning. Using their technical background and love for education, they merged their two passions to create STEM Centers in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga (and more in the future!). Their goal was to create a comfortable, safe space for students to learn about technology and also take their skills to the next level. In addition, they wanted to create meaningful relationships between students and instructors to serve as STEM role models.
STEM Center USA
STEM Center USA offers hands-on, individualized K-12 STEM programs. We make learning fun, meaningful, and long lasting. We work to equip our next generation with life skills including critical thinking, creativity, and a basic understanding of how technology works. Since 2011, STEM Center USA has offered programs throughout Southern California and worldwide reaching over 40,000 students.
STEM Center USA has designed a unique sequence of courses and activities that have been field tested at our centers, classrooms, and community spaces with great success. Today, STEM Center USA offers weekly classes at our Robotics Creativity Centers, virtual programs, custom learning kits, and professional development.