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

Fall Programs and Robotics Teams

2022-2023 FLL Robotics Team

The middle school robotics team YinzGirlz, hosted by MySTEM Academy, won the Champion's Award in the FIRST Lego League Razorback Open Invitational from May 18 to 21 at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. They competed against 80 International Teams and proudly represented Western PA, USA.

Using advanced proportional control coding and sensors to improve navigation accuracy and alignment techniques, they built a robot to solve all the missions on the 2023 FLL Super Powered Challenge season. 

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.

Congratulations, Viana Chopra, Piya Dargan,  Kaya Gandhi, Seoni Gandhi, Shamita Panat, Olivia Romanow, and Keerthana Visveish.

2023 Fall Programs

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


It will be a 12 weeks program starting from 8/21 to 11/13for grades 1-7.


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

22022-2023 FLL Robotics Team

FLL Robotics Team Infinite Loop, hosted by MySTEM Academy, participated in the Waffle FIRST Lego League US Open Event with 75 teams worldwide at WPI in Worcester, Massachusetts.


They won one of the prestigious Robot Design Awards and proudly represented Southwest PA in this International Event.

They solved all the 2023 FLL Super Powered Challenge season missions by building a compact robot and programming it with advanced codings, such as path correction, stall detection, and proportional control using color and gyro sensors.

Their Infinite Precision Speed Robot can quickly and accurately position anywhere in the field using mechanical guiders and combinations of gears to balance speed and power.

Congratulations, Jesse Guo, Aayush Iyer, Nathan Leckey, Aarush Patil, Kiran Thosani, Shalin Thosani, Victor Zhang, and Vivian Zhang.

"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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