To introduce underrepresented groups to STEM and increase representation of young minorities in the community.

To encourage students in STEM to further use their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through project based learning. Any student that resides within Sacramento County and is in grades 6 - 12 can enter.

To promote problem solving, innovation, ambition and resourcefulness by allowing students to explore different topics through creating and submitting projects.

Meet the Team!

We are all upcoming seniors at Franklin High School of Elk Grove, right here in Sacramento County. We have come together to make this exciting event for all of you, and while we want to get to know you through your projects, we think you should learn a bit about us!

Anaiya Williamson

Executive Director

"I spend most of my free time playing cello, learning about new things, and listening to podcasts. Staying organized is really important to me, so I spend a ridiculous amount of time making my planner look pretty. I also love spending time with my friends and experiencing new things with them. In college, I plan to study mechanical engineering. "

Denver Russell

Digital Marketing Manager

"I am 17 years old. I love to do anything and everything artsy. That includes dancing, singing, and painting. I spend most of my free time reading romance novels and watching my favorite Korean dramas. I also enjoy science projects and learning new things!!!

Samuel Finney

Program Manager

Research Team Member

I am a part of the band program at Franklin. I love video games (to name a few: Pokemon, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and Mario), and deeply value my friendships. Most of the time I am either involved with whatever band event is currently going on or playing one of my current games.

Maegan Basas

Data Manager

Editorial Team Member

I usually spend my free time reading, studying, drawing, trying my best to barely play piano, and playing the occasional game. I also genuinely (truly) enjoy volunteering in the community especially among health and youth services, and in my world I want a pet seal one day, because seals are absolutely the best.

Hailey Pok

Research Director

Editorial Team Member

I am so excited to be a senior! Math is my favorite subject along with band. I enjoy being with my friends and I bake profusely when I'm stressed. In the future, I hope to join the FBI.

Catherine Bloom

Editorial Manager

I spend most of my time reading, watching Netflix, or as my friends would say: constantly studying. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, volunteering in the community, or just trying to learn more about the world.

Gaby Gomez

Communications Director

Editorial Team Member

I love spending time with my family, my friends, and my dogs. I also like to spend my free time watching Netflix, playing video games, or doing anything to keep me busy. I really enjoy meeting new people, helping others, making them feel loved and welcomed, and just being someone you can talk about anything with.

Caleb Hansen

Website and Digital Manager

My name is Caleb Hansen. I'm 17 years old. I don't smoke, and I don't drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness.

Jason Melara

Educational Manager

Editorial Team Member

I usually spend my time playing video games and learning new things - yeah, I know learning is weird, but I enjoy it. I also like to hang out with my friends a lot and talk about our futures and dreams. Hopefully I can become a Structural Engineer in the near-ish future.