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About Us

STEM in Place: a group of high schoolers who wanted to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing high-quality, free, interactive, and fun learning opportunities for middle schoolers. 

We are a group of high school students who want to make a meaningful contribution to our community. We first founded this organization during the Covid-19 Pandemic to serve as an outlet for students to think creatively and gain more knowledge while stuck at home. Now, this camp serves anyone who is interested to learn over summer break and it is still completely free! We hope to provide students with various courses that they could choose from, stimulating their interest and potentially sparking a passion for a subject that they were previously unaware


This camp is not affiliated with any school or outside organization – this is an independent high school student-led camp. All counselors are volunteers and are in high school. They receive volunteer hours and a wonderful experience teaching the course of their choosing. 


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President: Ryan Rana

Ryan is a senior at Watchung Hills Regional High School and is passionate about Computer Science and Computer Vision. He has completed and earned awards in the Congressional APP Challenge, Repl.It Hacks, and NJRSF. He has published independent research and self-deployed full-stack projects. He is interning at a startup aimed at combing fantasy sports and stock market trading and is an attractive freelance developer. Ryan has thought STEM to young students at Bricks4Kidz and Code Ninjas in the past as well as publishing tutorials on Medium. This is his third year working with SIP and oversees the operations of the organization as President.

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