“I got involved with Studio: TESLA because I believe all students, regardless of their school, should have access to engaging and empowering STEAM experiences, and TESLA helps provide these. I want the world’s future scientists and engineers to come from all corners of this city and believe in their ability to solve problems and think critically from an early age. I consider it a privilege to work with and encourage our students alongside the rest of Studio: TESLA.”
Soo Jin Choi
“Growing up, science projects were always something I looked forward to at school. They provided opportunities to problem-solve in creative ways and bring theoretical concepts to life. I want to help other students realize their full potential, and Studio: TESLA does just that. We bring design challenges that encourage students to think of innovative solutions and I am excited to see how these activities will inspire young scholars!”
“I joined Studio: TESLA because I love being creative with engineering, and I love how unlimited young imaginations are. Being part of a team that fosters a space for others to discover how fun STEAM can be and seeing how the students grow throughout the semester has been humbling and meaningful. Studio: TESLA has been a phenomenal way to get to know the St. Louis area, and I can’t wait to get my hands messy and do more!”
“When I heard about Studio:TESLA's mission to expose engineering to kids who might otherwise never get the opportunity it really resonated with me. I have been helping TESLA in any way I can since I got here.”
"I originally joined Studio TESLA because I had a great time as a kid with the same kinds of hands-on challenges that TESLA is all about. The first step to STEM education is STEM engagement, but that’s a step that’s sometimes forgotten. Studio TESLA excels in this area, and I love this opportunity to make science cool and engineering fun. I find the Enrichment team especially fulfilling because of how open-ended it is: we take interesting problems and make them accessible and exciting to a bunch of rowdy middle-schoolers. It’s a challenge, but a very rewarding one."