Many schools in the Greater Los Angeles area lack the funding to…
Endeavors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while gaining traction as an educational movement, has been tragically inaccessible to the underprivileged youth of America, whose schools, homes, and academic environments are not conducive to learning.
Project Magnify is an organization dedicated to sparking passion for STEM in underprivileged elementary and middle school students in South Central Los Angeles. Project Magnify brings hands-on opportunities and resources to these students by 3D printing microscopes, and using them to deliver interactive presentations and demonstrations in microscopy and engineering.
As students raised in the public school system, we are all too aware of the unavailability of opportunities for STEM research. Our mission is to close the disparity in STEM education, and to take socioeconomic status out of a quality education in science and engineering, so that any passionate student, regardless of financial status or social environment can be on the same playing field and have access to the same resources and opportunities for success.