geekStarter is an enrichment program based on student-driven, hands-on research projects. Students identify real-world problems and work to develop innovative solutions through emerging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
geekStarter students learn about problem solving using STEM. We engage them in the world of innovation, entrepreneurialism and collaboration, and mentor them to design creative solutions to real-world problems in synthetic biology and robotics. The research and group work these students undertake is supplemented by mentorship and hands-on training from subject matter experts, including many alumni whose companies grew out of their experience as geekStarter participants.