QPi Education is a professional development company that enables educators to implement STEM instruction with a focus on practical and project learning relevant to today’s world. We provide a comprehensive professional development package that prepares and supports educators, even without technical expertise, to bring more engaging technical learning experiences to the classroom. We aim to democratize STEM education by demystifying complex subjects using engineering and design thinking.
We introduce new ways of teaching required STEM concepts that bring relevance to everyday life. As a team of mostly engineers who regularly volunteer in schools, we provide the technical expertise to complement the teacher’s skill set to deliver effective and engaging STEM education.
Our educational materials were built by understanding how both under-resourced students and teachers digest complex material and refined through many hours of trial and error. We lower the barrier for teachers without technical expertise by focusing on student-directed learning.
The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley, held a Family Learning Workshop on July 28 for parents and children to learn how to code using Raspberry Pi. Around 10 families attended the event.QPi Education was present to teach the children and their families about science topics.LEARN MORE
Our co-founders, Vivien and Albert, left their corporate jobs to pursue the startup endeavor because they truly believe that any teacher, no matter their background, can bring engineering into their classroom. Vivien is also committed to support the STEM education community, she serves as a member of the WCCUSD Advisory Board to continue to offer her expertise in supporting the teachers and students.LEARN MORE
QPi's pioneer pilot program was implemented in partnership with the FIRST Robotics Team 841 at Richmond High School in Richmond, CA. More than a dozen youths took part in the six-week program facilitated by volunteer engineer Aaron Hu. The program ended with a festive celebration and lots of remote-control car racing.LEARN MORE