As we wrap up 2022, Dreams for Schools (DFS) is excited to announce the winner of the Fall 2022 STEAM Scholarship Award presented by Neudesic.
The STEAM Scholarship Award program, made possible with the support of our corporate partner, Neudesic, will be available to STEAM undergraduates working as DFS Instructors while they pursue their career goals in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Math (STEAM). Applications are received on a quarterly basis and 1-2 scholarships will be awarded once a quarter.
Both DFS and Neudesic believe in nurturing the next generation of STEAM talent by providing professional development, vocational opportunities, and support for academic excellence through this scholarship program. This need and merit based scholarship is intended to help DFS Instructors advance their trajectory through STEAM career pathways.
We are excited to announce the scholarship recipient of the DFS STEAM Scholarship Award program presented by Neudesic for Fall 2022: Alyssandrei (Adie) Parinas!
Adie is a Computer Science major and has been at Cypress College since Fall 2020 and planning to transfer to a 4-year university this Fall 2023 to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Over the summer, she was given the opportunity to become part of the SoCal CADET Data Science Program and conducted research about neural decoding at UCI. In addition to that, she participated in the NASA NCAS Program. Currently, she is a technology intern at a school district, a family group leader for Cypress College’s (STEM)2 Program, and the Publication’s Officer for Cypress College’s The Engineering Society. In her free time, she likes to play video games and binge-watch TV series or k-dramas.
She has several favorite DFS moments. One would probably be when one of her student’s handed her a letter, thanking her for helping her learn how to code. The other one would be during Halloween and her students showed off their costumes to her, and of course, she gave them candies and they were so happy. These moments really warmed her heart and made her DFS experience memorable. She is excited as this scholarship will help her achieve her academic goals as it can help lower her cost for when she transfers to a university. In addition, it will lessen her work hours for some time, so she can use that time to study.
The entire DFS team would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Neudesic and their team members who participated in the scholarship review committee. Neudesic’s generosity and volunteer support is making a meaningful impact to advance education equity through DFS’ STEAM programs.
About Dreams for Schools:
DFS is a STEAM education 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, working to advance education equity by bridging gaps in STEAM education, with an emphasis on computer science. By working with a range of community stakeholders from K-12 students, educators, schools, districts, as well as higher education students DFS provides educational programs that would not otherwise be available to our clients. DFS’s primary programs include 1) STEAM Curriculum Development, 2) K-12 STEAM Classes, 3) Vocational Opportunities for STEAM Higher Education Students, 4) Professional Development for Educators, and 5) Scholarships for STEAM Higher Education Students.
Neudesic is a national technology firm and global leader in technology-powered business innovation. They help their customers close the gap between technology and desired business outcomes by bringing together the best talent, innovative products, and a broad array of services.