10850 Perry Highway

Wexford PA 15090

MySTEM Academy provides a unique experience for kids by helping them to identify, understand, and design STEM solutions for real-world problems, preparing them to become future innovators and leaders.


We offer online and in-person summer camps and after-school programs for kids 8-12 years old focused on robotics and coding. With 12 years of experience mentoring robotics teams to participate in regional and international events, our students have won several prestigious international awards and scholarships.


Created by an engineer and a former faculty from Carnegie Mellon University, MySTEM Academy has trained over 5,000 children in the past 12 years.

MySTEM Academy 2023 Programs

Winter Programs and Robotics Teams

2022-2023 FLL Robotics Team

The middle school robotics team YinzGirlz, hosted by MySTEM Academy, won the Champion's Award at the 2022 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Western Pennsylvania Championship on December 10th, 2022.


They built a robot to solve all the missions on the Super Powered Challenge seson by using advanced proportional control coding, sensors to improved navigation accuracy, and alignment techniques. 


Yinz Girlz applied for a pattent on energy harvesting from dog walking for their innovation project. They also spent 20-40 hours working to spread STEM knowledge to several communities in the Pittsburgh area.


Yinz Girlz will participate in the 

FIRST LEGO League Razorback Open Invitational in Arkansas in 2023 with another 80+ teams.


Congratulations, Yinz Girlz!


2023 Winter Programs

Winter Programs will be offered in-person at MySTEM Academy Center, 10850 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090.


It will be a 12 weeks program starting after Thanksgiving week for grades K-8.


  • Fundamentals of STEM with VEX GO
  • Scratch Programming
  • Game Design
  • Build and Design with Lego WeDo 2.0
  • STEM with SPIKE Prime Essential
  • Lego Robotics for Competiton
  • Cool Projects with Lego Mindstorms
  • VEX IQ Robotics
  • FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Robotics Team

22022-2023 FLL Robotics Team

FLL Robotics Team Infinite Loop, hosted by MySTEM Academy, won the second place Champion's Award at the 2022 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Western Pennsylvania Championship on December 10th, 2022.


They scored the highest rank in the Robot Game by solving all the missions on the Super Powered Challenge season. They built a compact robot and programmed it with advanced coding such as stall detection and proportional control with the use of color and gyro sensors.


This team has built 4 robots of the same design and divided themselves into small groups to accomplish results.


Congratulations, Infinite Loop!



"We are happy to have such high quality programs

for kids here in Pittsburgh. Highly recommended!"

Robin Shoop, Director, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Creating leader and innovator for the 21st century

Growing a New Generation

MySTEM Academy was created in 2010 by Maria Yamanaka (Masters degree in Engineering from CMU) and Marcel Bergerman (former faculty at the CMU Robotics Institute).


MySTEM Academy mission is to inspire young students to learn and apply STEM by engaging them into hands-on and team-oriented programs that lead to innovation and future leaders.

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