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Co-Founder, RESTEM Initiative

My name is Raghav Chamarty, Senior in high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and am passionate about Environment & its effect on public health and natural sciences. My curiosity in the natural sciences was sparked early on from science museums and science fairs. 

RESTEM Initiative (Rural Education STEM Initiative) was started as a result of inspiration  to make a difference during the pandemic, when remote learning was a struggle for schools in rural areas. RETSEMi provided hands-on STEM kits to enhance learning in rural communities, along with workshops. I developed inexpensive STEM kits, including experiments relevant to their curriculum and robotics demonstrations for their understanding. These experiments are unique because they focus on fundamental and application concepts relevant to the students’ lives, instilling skills needed to further their education. The workshops begin with students using the STEM kits, followed by a webinar consisting of distinguished STEM professionals as speakers, who discuss their journeys and experiences in STEM, concluding with the students sharing their experiences of the workshop. The purpose of these workshops is to inspire the students to pursue further education and to enhance their understanding of STEM and STEM careers.

I began with the goal of helping 50 students from the village of Kaza (Machilipatnam), India, the village my grandmother grew up in. Since then, I have exceeded this goal, helping around 1200+ students, with upcoming plans in more schools both in India and North Carolina. I believe that ‘Education is the passport to the future’. I hope to make a lasting impact on rural education, whether it be big or small.


Co-Founder RESTEM Initiative

          Lavanya Gupta          

         Raghav Chamarty             

        Sriram Lanka             

          Lavanya Gupta          

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