STEM Family grew out of Bekir M.'s PhD study into how to teach kids how to code -- including how to do so without expensive software or lots of screen time.
After graduation, he partnered with Margaret and Kursat, two designers (and parents), to explore how to communicate great computational, art, engineering, and other STEM teaching strategies in online, easy, accessible ways for parents and teachers.
California, by way of Pittsburgh and Turkey
Bekir holds a PhD from Duquesne University, in educational design. He is passionate about STEM education, especially offline activities for young kids.
Margaret HaganCalifornia, by way of Pittsburgh, Chicago, Budapest, and Belfast
Margaret is a designer (as well as a lawyer, a PhD, and a mom). All the drawings on the site are her work. She is excited to bring her passion for crafts and art into the world of STEM, and bridge engineering work into creative confidence.
Kursat OzencCalifornia, by way of Pittsburgh and Turkey
Kursat is a User Experience designer with a PhD from Carnegie Mellon in design. He is a dad who loves to play with his two boys -- and is curious about how to make lightweight, easy ways to create meaningful play between parents and kids.