We Empower Rural students with STEM Education.

Who We Are

Founder, RESTEM Initiative

My name is Meghana Chamarty, a junior in high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and am passionate about chemistry. My curiosity in the natural sciences was sparked early on from science fairs and STEM competitions. 

RESTEM Initiative (Rural Education STEM Initiative) was started as a part of my Girl Scout Gold Award project, which provides hands-on STEM kits to enhance learning in rural communities, along with workshops. I developed inexpensive lab kits, including experiments relevant to their curriculum. 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 a webinar consisting of distinguished STEM professionals as speakers, who discuss their journeys and experiences in STEM, followed by students using the STEM kits, concluding with the students sharing their experiences with 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 700 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.

THE TEAM

         Raghav Chamarty             Freshman at Green level high school, NC.

        Sriram Lanka             Sophomore at East Downingtown high school in PA

          Lavanya Gupta          Junior at Green level high school in NC.

Pranati Sayani

Roha Zaheer

Pranathi Chintala

Pavitra Madala

Meghna Sunku

Trisha Rangaraju

Ainsley Earhart

Meara Kane

Medha Nagaluri

Sofia Azam

Ms.Anupam Singh

Mr.Pavan Kishore 

Ms.Saima Razmi 

Mr.Sanjay Ranjan

Mr.S.V.Raman

Ms.Melanie Crowson

Ms.Melissa Armodovar

Ms.Clark, Rebecca Beth

Ms.Suguna Pamarthi

Ms. T.Sabitha

Ms.K.Aruna

Mr.Vedant Agarwal

Mr.Gurunadh Babu

Mr.Anjenaya Prasad

Ms.Goines, Sondrica

Ms.Tarolla, Nikki

Mr.Vedant Agarwal

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