Engineering For Kids founder and CEO is named by FAST Company as most Creative People 2016 # 67

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July 9, 2018

17 February 2017
FAST COMPANY
MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE 2016

# 67   Dori Roberts
For giving STEM an after-school boost

Engineering for Kids founder and CEO Dori Roberts didn’t think of herself as good at math and science until a chemistry teacher challenged her and gave her confidence, leading to a successful first career as a high school technology teacher. At the Virginia school where she worked for six years, Roberts grew the technology club from eight students to 180 and saw the power of engaging students in STEM subjects through fun, hands-on activities. When parents began clamoring for her to develop after-school and summer programs, she saw a business opportunity. By 2012, she had sold her first franchise. Today there are more than 166 locations in 33 states and 27 countries, and she continues to develop new lessons that take students ages 4-14 from outer space (“Mission to Mars”) to the depths of the sea (“Making Waves”). Her fastest-growing program segment (“Junior Engineers”) is geared toward kids ages 4 to 6.
 

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