We are passionate about ensuring all students have access to high-quality STEM education, particularly in the areas of Technology and Engineering.
The mission of the Excalibur Solutions STEM Academy® is to cultivate an interest in STEM by providing robust educational opportunities that empower students to develop skills, acquire knowledge, and gain confidence in computer science and engineering, thus better preparing them for whatever future path they choose to pursue.
Robert, the 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.
Robert thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others and hopefully inspiring them to become computer scientists and engineers. His favorite part of his job is creating new projects in a wide assortment of different technologies. He particularly enjoys finding ways to do the same or a similar task in several programming languages or using various kinds of hardware and equipment.
Director of Elementary Programs
Lauren is a former elementary education teacher, who specialized in STEM education during part of her career as a classroom instructor. She used Raspberry Pi computers to incorporate coding and problem-solving skills 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.
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!
For Public and Private Schools
We offer several programs to bring STEM education to public and private schools. We partner with you to create a program tailored to student interests and needs.
About the 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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