Studio: TESLA History

Studio: TESLA Founder Nicholas Okafor began teaching engineering to local St. Louis youth in 2012 as a simple volunteer activity, but decided to expand the effort into an organization to widen the impact made in the community August 2014. Since, involved 50+ Washington University students in its operations. Studio: TESLA currently facilitates 3 after-school clubs, reaching 60+ youth. Outside donors invested $2000 into Studio: TESLA for its continued success. Our model embraces scalability, enlisting college students to sponsor the clubs. We operate as a student group at WashU and will expand through branches at St. Louis area colleges and universities that seek to bolster their STEM outreach programs.