How it All Began

Inspired and driven by our curiosity towards the sciences, we participated in science fairs across South Florida throughout high school. With every competition, we met more of our remarkably bright and motivated peers from all backgrounds. They felt that doing research and competing in science fairs came with many barriers to entry, particularly as their schools lacked the necessary frameworks and guidance. This apparent unequal distribution of resources troubled us, so we came together and created SciTeens.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between education and opportunity—particularly for under-resourced students—by providing them with mentorship and community on our free online platform. We envision an educational environment where students from all backgrounds have equal access to the resources and network necessary to pursue careers in STEM. By helping students find niche STEM programs in their area to connect them to mentors who can remotely guide them through a project, we’re here to usher in a diverse generation of STEM leaders. We support projects and programs in almost every scientific field and seek to foster an inclusive and supportive virtual environment for learning and growth.

New to our platform? Sign up today as a student or mentor. Let’s revolutionize the way pre-collegiate science is conducted.

SciTeens Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. If we are not meeting expectations on how we can best serve you at any time, please reach out to us to let us know how we can do better.

Meet the Team

John Sutor

John isn't a mad scientist and doesn't do biology research (despite the photo).

John Sutor

Shang Chen

Shang's hobbies include cooking, working out, and playing the piano.

Shang Chen

Akash Patel

Akash is a current computer engineering student at USC.

Akash Patel

Carlos Mercado-Lara

Carlos has collected rocks since elementary school.

Carlos Mercado-Lara

Gary Wu

Gary was once a top-ten chess player in America.

Gary Wu

Eshan Ramesh

Eshan loves to learn languages.

Eshan Ramesh

Rohan Davidi

Rohan hasn't missed a Manchester United game in four years.

Rohan Davidi

Erin Kang

Erin has an intense fear of squirrels.

Erin Kang

Grace Jiang

Grace's favorite food is ice cream, and she can fold an epic origami bird.

Grace Jiang

Aarti Kalamangalam

Aarti likes to write.

Aarti Kalamangalam

Iman Khalid

Iman runs, horseback rides, and is on her school's weightlifting team.

Iman Khalid

Hannah Scaglione

Hannah likes to work out and is interested in pursuing robotic engineering.

Hannah Scaglione

Liane Xu

Liane is a high school senior who enjoys traveling, eating, and telling dad jokes.

Liane Xu

Ashley Pelton

Ashley enjoys playing Sudoku and is interested in pursuing Neuroscience.

Ashley Pelton

Dhruv Patel

Dhruv has been a recreational fencer for several years and takes cold showers.

Dhruv Patel

Ohm Parikh

Ohm lived in New Jersey for thirteen years.

Ohm Parikh

Amy Xing

Amy plays chess.

Amy Xing

Tasman Rosenfeld

Taz's passions consist of aggressively screaming into microphones and catching salamanders.

Tasman Rosenfeld

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