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Our Story

We identified a need to foster science and technology interests outside the traditional classroom.  Inspired by our own kids’ curiosity, we imagined a place for "all things STEM": including challenging educational programs, a real laboratory and creative workshop, interactive displays, and quality equipment - all in an inspiring, state-of-the-art hands-on learning environment like no place you've seen before.

Our PHILOSOPHY and MISSION have always been simple - inspire future scientists, because scientists are heroes too.
(See our 5 min inspiration-cinematic video below.)

Real Science … Smarter Kids … Better World

Our Founders

Creator and Founder
Joseph is the original creator of STEM World. Inspired by a lifelong passion for science, a naturally curious mind, and an active imagination, Joseph came up with the idea for a "STEM immersion" center in 2012, shortly after his son began showing an interest in science - ignited when he found a fossilized "shark tooth" during a family hike!  After several years of research and kicking ideas around with other science and education professionals, Joseph designed a kids' workshop/inventor space like none other in the world.  His mission now is to inspire future generations to explore their world, pursue their science or technology passions, and become creative problem-solvers!


Co-founders/siblings Carina, Carla and Domingo are an adventurous bunch - they've climbed mountains, jumped out of airplanes, and rafted down class IV rivers!  Carina and Carla are Information Technology professionals, with 40 years of combined IT experience in different disciplines, and Domingo is a physician at Texas Tech University, passionate about teaching (as assistant professor at TTU) and the arts.  STEM is in their bloodstream!

Together, they bring passion and experience to STEM World.

What makes STEM World different?

That's easy...

1. Our Facility - A true 'STEM-immersion' space, all in a 2000 sq.ft. real laboratory and workshop, complete with quality, hands-on equipment, tools and technology.

2. Our Curriculum & Instruction - We have not only devoted hundreds of hours making our unique curriculum the best in the industry, we've also recruited the best and the brightest.  We recruit instructors with experience and education in the STEM program they are teaching - this ensures that your student is getting the highest-quality instruction possible.

3. Our Products - In our labs and workshops, we use only the highest quality equipment and instructional aides available on the market.  And in our retail, we've carefully chosen products only from award-winning and cutting-edge manufacturers.

4. Our Promise - To inspire your inner scientist, engineer or just plain curious mind.