We are passionate about STEM education solutions for all students. We believe all students deserve access to robust educational opportunities that prepare students for a future in STEM.
The mission of the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy® is to develop student interest and confidence in STEM by providing robust educational opportunities that bolster student knowledge and skills in computer science and engineering, preparing them for success in later life.
Lauren is a former elementary education teacher, who specialized in STEM education during part of her career as a classroom instructor. She worked to incorporate coding and problem-solving skills, involving the use of Raspberry Pi computers, into existing science units as a STEM program co-leader. Her certification as a Teacher of English Language Learners and her recent work with students with special needs has provided experience modifying and making curriculum accessible for all learners. Additionally, Lauren has presented at the New Jersey Science Convention, both on making STEM education accessible for English Language Learners and on creating cross-curricular STEM opportunities for students. Lauren enjoys working with elementary students and has a strong passion for developing programs that provide equal opportunities for all kids. Developing STEM skills at a young age sets up our children for success, and it is Lauren’s mission to provide programs that promote these skills in an exciting, creative way that is developmentally appropriate for our elementary population of learners!
Robert Walsh, founder of the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy®, is a former mathematics teacher who has also worked as a hardware technician, an IT director, a trainer, a programmer, a software tester, a technical writer, and a business owner. Additionally, he has presented at numerous software development and testing conferences and has had multiple articles published on these subjects. His unique blend of skills in education, technology, and business allows him to communicate effectively with people with diverse backgrounds. He is able to relate to each of them as an individual and to capitalize on each person’s specific goals and desired outcomes.
Gina is an educator by training and entrepreneur by passion. She has worked in education for over 15 years. Her career began as a classroom teacher where she found her passion for teaching and education. During her years as a classroom teacher, Gina discovered her interest in training other teachers and in STEM education. This led her to start her own preschool, Austin STEM Academy. During this time, she authored an early childhood STEM education curriculum and trained many young teachers in how to best deliver STEM lessons to preschoolers. Her passion for STEM education and for building successful businesses has led her to Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy where she brings her expertise in education and entrepreneurship to serve as Marketing Director.
What We Do
Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy®
The Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy was created to expand access to STEM education opportunities for all students. So much of what students are exposed to depends on where and how they attend school. Further, students who do not have the chance to explore STEM fields first-hand are less likely to pursue those fields in college or as a career.
At the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy, we prepare students for the future with engaging lessons and activities that encourage them to analyze and simulate real-world problems then build solutions with inexpensive electronic components and computer programming. As students complete lessons in the program, they learn concepts from computer science and electrical engineering, allowing them to look at the world around them with curiosity for how things work. We offer both interactive distance learning through our instructor-led classes and self-paced programs with our Content Library.
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