Our mission at BrainSTEM is to build the largest student community for STEM learning. Through teamwork, collaboration, and friendly competition, we create meaningful relationships that inspire students to be lifelong learners.
We Create Engaging Experiences
BrainSTEM is everything founder Ricky Mason wishes he had as a kid: a community of students encouraging each other to be smart, creative, and dedicated to solving the problems of the future. After pursuing his own STEM career dreams at the Department of Defense, United Launch Alliance, and the Central Intelligence Agency, Ricky found his calling teaching at the University of Kentucky. It was there that he saw the benefit of mentorship and peer networks for his engineering students. Until college, most of his students had little to no opportunities to engage in STEM clubs or courses, or to meet friends with their STEM interests. Ricky Mason founded BrainSTEM to create a network of passionate STEM instructors and curious, dedicated students. The BrainSTEM Metaverse is a unique opportunity to teach students the STEM skills of the future while supporting them with the mentorship and community they need to succeed.
We believe quality STEM education should be accessible to every student. Expanding access is not about building more schools or hiring more teachers. It’s about envisioning new ways of delivering education in hybrid, blended and alternative formats that are powered by technology. We’re building an educational metaverse for incentivized learning, powered by artificial intelligence and virtual reality, connected to real world hands-on learning experiences. We provide K-12 STEM curriculum in an online virtual learning environment for schools, non profits, and homeschooled students.
Founder & ceo
- Software developer
- Former University of Kentucky Professor
- Virtual production
- 3D design and web development
- Former Assitant Director of Student Financial Planning, Georgetown College