The people who have trusted us so far
I strongly believe Maydm is poised to make significant contributions in both of these areas. Youth are comfortable consuming technology and virtual lessons but Maydm seeks to give youth power in creating their own technologies and content. Furthermore, their deep commitment to underrepresented groups in the STEM field, particularly girls and communities of color, will uproot long standing systemic inequities in these fields.
Principal Badger Rock Middle School
Learning to code is important to me because it can open opportunities in the future. I hope to continue to learn more, help my community by implementing future skills, and create my own site. It was fun to become inspired from this program!
“I thought that I couldn’t code, but now I see that it’s a lot easier than it seems! You can make anything, whether for fun or for a project. It is super fun and I look forward to doing it at home!”
PhD Economic History, University of Oxford
We teach the holistic student in an immersive world of STEM to encourage their growth as an ethical innovator. Students experience technology by building portfolios as they learn real-world, job ready skills.
B.S. Eng Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison
Software Engineer @ GDMS
I found out that many people do not have internet during the coronavirus outbreak. This is an issue because it not only makes life harder for people in my community but it prevents feedback from being transmitted. Therefore, their voice is not heard and their problems are never resolved. Using my website, I can create an awareness about the lack of internet in…my communities [to help those] who do not have reliable access or cannot afford it, so that their voices can be included and heard.
Intern @ ImageMoverMD
“Sebastian loved participating in the event and was struck by the message that he and his peers are future leaders in our community. He made a connection with Nico too. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Maydm is really making an impact. And please do let us know of any future events.”
“The students absolutely lit up when they got to see the code they wrote in their micro:bit watches. Seeing their names scroll was amazing and it was the moment that they all really got into coding.”
“In Code Madison Forward I felt excitement because finally I could take something that I loved and thoroughly enjoy, coding…. My sister enjoyed participating Girls Coding Day and seeing her excited and gushing about all that happened was awesome.”
High School Student
“I loved being able to work with the kids and laugh at their jokes. It was so cool to see them get excited about tech and being engaged in the scene.”
Maydm gave my son…the confidence to plan a career in STEM…[and] the resources to excel. Participating in the Maydm program helped my son apply for and get accepted into the Madison College STEM Academy.
Our interaction with Maydm was interactive and collaborative. The staff was hands on and ready to help us in any way possible. …I have no doubt that with Maydm’s dedication, more girls and students of color will have a voice and succeed in their academic aspirations.