Merging the Arts & Sciences

We’re living in an era of fast-paced technological innovation in which creativity is just as important as scientific knowledge. I aim to help kids build these skills simultaneously and get some hands-on learning they may not experience in school.


Did you know? Strength in the arts is correlated to novelty in scientific fields. According to research by psychologists Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, almost all Nobel laureates in the sciences actively engage in arts as adults. Here are the stats, Nobel laureates are:
– 25x as likely as the average scientist to sing, dance, or act
– 17x as likely to be a visual artist
– 12x more likely to write poetry and literature
– 8x times more likely to do woodworking or some other craft
– 4x as likely to be a musician
– 2x as likely to be a photographer

Closing the Gender Gap in STEM

Science kits for children can be a great way to expose them to STEM. However, too many science kits are designed with only boys as the target audience. By combining aesthetics, which is an area stereotypically associated with toys for girls, I want to give girls an extra push to explore electronics.


Currently, there’s a big push to close the gender gap in STEM, and it’s inspirational. From all-female hackathons to organizations that teach girls how to code, efforts are being made to undo wrongly established stereotypes. Electronics are very cool and everyone should have the same chance to explore them as they figure out what kind of careers they want in the future.