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 14 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 6,000 children in the past 14 years.

MySTEM Academy 2024 Programs

Fall Programs and Robotics Teams

2024-2025 FLL Robotics Team

The middle school robotics team Nifty Ninjas, hosted by MySTEM Academy, won the Robot Design Award at the Western Edge Open in Long Beach, CA on 6/2/24 after competing against 80 International Teams from different countries.

They used Python to create advanced proportional control and improve navigation accuracy.


They solved all the 2023 FLL Masterpiece season missions.

For their Innovation Project research, Nifty Ninjas broke barriers for people with visual disability by revolutionizing wall climbing.

We are very proud of Nifty Ninjas!

2024-2025 FLL Robotics Teams

MySTEM Academy Teams 412 Power Crew and Gold and Black Impackt competed at the American Robotics Open in New Jersey (05/18/24) after finishing top in the PA State on 03/09/24.

Team 412 Power Crew got the prestigious Champions Award in the Western PA (12/02/24). They created an App to introduce young children to the joy of drawing. 

Team Gold and Black got the Engineering Excellence Award in the American Robotics Open in New Jersey and were finalists for the Alliance Game. In the Project Research, they innovated how we kayak by expanding access to people with low mobility.



2024-2025 FLL Robotics Team

FLL Robotics Team Infinite Loop, hosted by MySTEM Academy, won the First Place Robot Design in the Florida Sunshine Daytona Beach (6/22/2024) after getting the Champion's Award at both the Western PA Championship on 12/02/24 and PA State on 03/09/24.

They built and coded an efficient robot capable of using mechanical aligners and advanced coding techniques to solve most all missions this season.

Infinite Loop Innovation Project solution was to cook up an augmented reality stove to reduce burn injuries while cooking.

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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