About Us

Mission

Our Mission is to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing high quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education through fun, hands-on projects.

Philosophy

Our approach is simply: learn by doing.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

            -Benjamin Franklin

Najam

Najam is a compelling and thought provoking educator. He has had a passion for science and technology education and mentoring young people.  A physicist and a software engineer, he spent over a decade in Artificial Intelligence Laboratories in the USA.  In recent years, Najam has become a STEM content expert, designing and creating many of the unique learning activities that YEW provides. His special interest in Cognitive Science informs his teaching practices. Young Engineers Workshop is culmination of one of his long held dreams. 

Susan

Susan has a passion for sparking young minds. She graduated from Lewis and Clark College summa cum laude and with departmental honors with a degree in economics.  She has been an educator, a researcher and a legislative advocate for education. Young Engineers Workshop is the next evolution of this pursuit. Susan teaches YEW classes as well as manages the business and admissions processes for YEW. 

The rest of the team

Here are our Young Engineers. 

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This man is passionate about education - he inspires and teaches in equal measures. I highly recommend!

-Rebecca Reckin

An amazing, inspiring program which my son has absolutely loved and learnt so much. Challenges and extends children's thinking. Highly recommended!

-Sarah Blong

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