About Education Empowers Inc.

Founded in 2016, Education Empowers Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization. Our Mission is to inspire and EMPOWER through EDUCATION. We focus on Robotics, Coding, STEM/ STEAM, and Sustainability education to instill passion for learning & descovery, confidence to enable scholarship and career opportunities for children, teens and young adults.

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2018 Education Empowers Inc competitive First Lego League Robotics Team

Who We Are?

We are a community of volunteers, passionate about education for all children.

Our Sponsors & Partners

We partner with volunteers from local industries (Intel Corporation, Microsoft, American Airlines and other industries), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Boys & Girls Clubs, ICAN, Title 1 schools, Girl Scouts, and other nonprofits supporting underserved children in STEM. We are the official STEM program partners for Girl Scouts, Arizona cactus pine.

What Do We Do?

We help create after-school STEM clubs, Robotics clubs, Coding clubs, Drone clubs, Maker clubs, virtual robotics, coding & First Lego League / VEX robotics teams to promote year around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education.

About our Board of Directors

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Anna Prakash-Ashton

Anna Prakash Ph.D. is the cofounder of the nonprofit, Education Empowers Inc. Anna is an engineer in Chandler, Arizona, and has several patents and technical papers published in STEM fields. Anna is the winner of the Society of Women Engineers Prism award and the Intel Global Hero Volunteer award in 2019.

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Elaina Ashton

Elaina Ashton is the co-founder of the nonprofit, Education Empowers Inc. Elaina is currently an engineering student at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. She is the 2020 winner of the Arizona 18under18 award and the SWEnext local innovator award.

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Abigail Agwai

Abigail Agwai received her BS, MS and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. She is a Packaging Engineer at Intel. Abigail is passionate about introducing the next generation to the exciting world of STEM.

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Jolene Begay

As a long-term STEM role model to the Native American youth, Jolene is excited to meet new people and also getting involved with events for Arizona children to promote the importance of STEM education.

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Cal Bole

Calvin Bole is currently retired after working many years successfully in Marketing & Sales. Cal & his wife Donna spend time working for charitable causes. Cal brings in years of experience working with non-profits and generously mentors team members.

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Tosin Adeosun

Tosin Adeosun has a BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue Univ & The Univ of Texas at Austin. He is currently a Systems Validation Engineer. Tosin is passionate about increasing participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

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Rajnish Maini

Raj Maini MSEE & MBA is currently Director of Strategic Planning at Intel in Chandler, AZ. Raj has several technical patents in STEM. Raj has mentored with Science Foundation of Arizona and continues to volunteer with Education Empowers Inc. to promote STEM.

About our founding team

Education Empowers Inc. 501(c ) 3 nonprofit organization was founded in 2016 by Anna & Elaina, a mother, daughter team based in Chandler, Arizona, to share their passionate for technology & volunteering with local community children. Their change making story has been featured in several media news media.

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Education Empowers Inc co-founders
Anna Prakash –Ashton & Elain Ashton