CEO & Content Lead, Co-founder
Hi everyone! I'm Shruti, an eighth grader at Redmond Middle School in Washington. Below, I've explained the motivation and goals of Stemity and how we plan on achieving them through STEM competitions.
I came up with the idea during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shut down across the US starting in March. The period from March to May is usually most active with regional and state competitions in various categories, all of which got canceled or postponed. I was disappointed that a lot of contests I was passionate about were canceled. I felt even worse knowing what several people across the world were going through during the pandemic. With my family's support and help, I decided to create a series of STEM-based online competitions that would interest and motivate kids and adults while staying safe at home. More importantly, the proceeds will be donated a charity selected through a poll, to help those suffering in the current situation.
While the site was founded as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to continue hosting contests on a regular basis while supporting different charities.
Thanks for considering Stemity and remember to stay safe!