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ThoughtSTEM

To give all children a college‐level computer science education before they graduate from high school.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2012
  • Website thoughtstem.com

Company Summary

ThoughtSTEM is a company dedicated to bringing college-level computer science education to students before graduating high school. We offer 900 hours of sustained programming experience through a variety of courses and technologies that allow K12 schools in the United States to offer computer science in the absence of a computer science teacher.

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    Stephen Foster
    Co-Founder

    Stephen Foster is Co-Founder and CEO of ThoughtSTEM, a company that designs curriculum and technologies for K12 CS Education. He is also a 4th year PhD student at UCSD studying CS Education. He received an MS in Computer Science from UCSD in 2010. He has been teaching CS and has been a software developer for the last 10 years.

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    Lindsey Handley
    Co-Founder

    Lindsey Handley is Co-Founder and COO of ThoughtSTEM, a company that designs curriculum and technologies for K12 CS Education. She is also a 4th year PhD student at UCSD studying Biochemistry. She received an MS in Biochemistry from UCSD in 2010. She has been actively involved in STEM education for the last 4 years.

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    Sarah Marie Esper
    Co-Founder

    Sarah Esper is Co-Founder and CTO of ThoughtSTEM, a company that designs curriculum and technologies for K12 CS Education. She is also a 4th year PhD student at UCSD studying CS Education. She received a BS and MS in Computer Science from UCSD in 2006 and 2010. She has been teaching CS and has helped developed curriculum for computing courses and learning technologies for K16 students for the last 6 years.

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    Sarah Esper
    Co-Founder, CTO

    Sarah is a 4th year PhD student studying Computer Science Education. She has 6 years of experience teaching and developing curriculum for Computer Science courses taught at the high school and undergraduate level.

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    Lindsey Handley
    Co-Founder, COO

    Lindsey is a 4th year Biochemistry student at UCSD. She has 4 years experience teaching STEM and 1 year experience teaching Computer Science and developing curriculum for K12 students.

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    Stephen Foster
    Co-Founder, CEO

    Stephen is a 4th year PhD student studying Computer Science Education. He has over a decade experience as a software engineer and has over 5 years experience teaching and developing curriculum for computer science courses.