10850 Perry Highway

Wexford PA 15090

MySTEM Academy Classes are suspended since 3/13/2020. Our calendar of classes will be extended by a week for every week of suspension until all classes are completed. We commit to providing to every child the classes he/she signed up for. Note that classes may now extend into April and May depending on how long PA schools are closed. Thank you for your support as we strive to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our students. We love working with young scientists and innovators and need to put their health and safety above all. We'll continue monitoring the situation and communicating with you. Please pay close attention to your email in the coming days and weeks.

MySTEM Academy provides a unique path where kids learn and apply STEM, preparing them to become future innovators and leader.


Our project-based, hands-on programs allow kids to work collaboratively to solve challenges related to real-world problems. We offer summer camps, after-school classes, and robotics clubs for kids 6-14 years old focused on robotics and programming. With 11 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 3,000 children in the past nine years.

2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams

City Shaper FLL Season

The following MySTEM Academy teams participated in the Western PA FLL Championship Open Division on 12/15:

Raptorbots: First Place Award in the Robot Game with solid 500 points and recipient of one of the Champions Award.
Team N.E.X.T: First Place Award in Robot Strategy.
YinZ GirlZ: First Place Award in Core Values Team Work.

The following MySTEM Academy teams participated in the Western PA FLL Championship Scholastic Division on 12/14/2019:

Team B.O.T: One of the recipients of the Champions Award.
Triple B: First Place Award in Project Innovation.


Congratulations to all! We could not be prouder.


2020 Summer Camp

Wexford, PA 15090

Check out our STEM Summer Camp Programs:



  • Invention in Motion for grades 1&2
  • Makerspace: Ozobots, Littlebits, Drones and Legos for grades 2&3
  • Build and Code with SPIKE Prime for grades 3&4
  • Design, Build and Program with EV3 for grades 4&5
  • SPIKE Prime Lego Robotics for grades 5&6
  • VEX Robotics for grades 6&7
  • Advanced Robotics for Competition for grades 5,6&7


Click here to learn more.

Inspire Award at the World Festival

April 7th, 2019 - Detroit, MI

Former MySTEM Academy students won the prestigious Inspire Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Festival on 4/27/2019 in Detroit, MI. Out of the 160 teams participating in the World Festival, the judges recognized the team members' outstanding mechanical design, programming, their connection to local engineering companies, and extensive outreach activities.


In addition to winning the Inspire Award, they also won first place on the robot game in its division competing with another 79 teams, earning the right to play the championship at Ford Field performing to over 40,000 participants and spectators.


"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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