Option A: Tuesday, 4:00 - 4:40 PM PT
Option B: Friday, 4:00 - 4:40 PM PT
Grades: 1 to 8
Program Leaders: Mia Hsu, Pallavi Shankar, Rithika Sharma
Program Description: Welcome to the YAPA science classroom, dear people! Get ready to take an in-depth journey discovering the wonders of science. There will be lots of fun videos, notes, and experiments involved, so get out your PPE! (Or not, as it’s also an option to just watch the instructors do it. No pressure either way.) In 40 minutes a week, you will receive a hands-on education teaching you about basic biology, chemistry, physics, and other specialized fields of science. Experiments range from candy chromatography to making bouncy balls out of eggs. Bring lots of questions about STEM as well. We will make sure to find time to answer them all to the best of our ability!
Program Teachers: Betty Gao, Nabiya Chaudhry, Michelle Chen, Calista Adler, Anika Chandwani, Mayra Olazo, Kayu Narayanan, Janelle Cai, Nikhil Jagota, Srutika Sureshbabu, Princess Santillan, Ramya Palani, Stuti Shah, Jash-Piam Parekh, Julia Yee, Henry Kam, Alivia Zhang, Archita Srinivasa, Sheza Saiyed, Erin Wang, Erin Yang, Maggie Lee, Aishwarya Vadivelu, Tiana Zhou, Aditi Aswin, Ethan Liu, Tanvi Waghela, Vivan Waghela, Aditi Venkatraman, Shriya Shankar, Divya Ramaswamy, Clara Hinds, Sonya Surapaneni, Taylor Hu, Meghana Indukuri, Kate Jelfs, Elizabeth Wang, Camelia Siadat, Isaias Martinez, Medha Trisal, Joel Elangovan, Misha Bandi, Abby Melton, Jay Wang, Tejas Polu, Kristin Siri Pintu, Riya Ravuri, Krittika Iyengar, Shruti Nene, Anushka Saran, Rajasi Laddha, Harshitha Marepally, Sofia Vitale, Dia Ganesh Kumar, Veda Vudathala, Patrick Li, Swetha Upadrasta, Olivia Song, Anurag Paudel, Avinash Saripalli, Catherine Park, Avni Gandhi, Jayanti Singla, Samiya Akram, Polly Ren, Sophia Wu, Shreshtha Raj, Levina La, Charly Ng, Bridget Wong, Jocelyn Ramirez, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Reva Mahto, Katherine De Paz, Sarah Schroeder, Laura Espuna, Marianne Doss, Duaa Jamaluddin, Jessica Martino, Emily Katz, Yukino Wakatsuki, Alison Liu, Ann Mary Thomas
Hey Everyone! My name is Betty, and I teach science! I enjoy learning about science, and am on my schools science olympiad varsity team! I hope you all have fun learning with me :)
Hi everyone! My name's Nabiya and I'm a senior at Somerset County Vo-tech. I've always been interested in science, and that's actually what I'm majoring in! Also, most of the courses I'm taking are science-based. :) In my free time, I like to paint/draw, but I also love watching TV. I also know how to do calligraphy!
Hello! My name is Michelle Chen, and I'm so excited to meet everyone! I'm extremely passionate about science and biology in particular; I'm a USABO semifinalist and I've scored a 5 on the AP Biology exam! I'm quite experienced in a lab setting, seeing as I worked in a lab at COSMOS in UC Davis last summer. I can't wait to work with you all, and please feel free to reach out anytime!
Hello! My name is Calista Adler, and I’m a senior in high school. Having taken AP Chemistry, AP Biology, physics, and other science courses, I am excited to share all of my experiences! I love exploring new scientific concepts that challenge me to adopt new problem-solving mindsets and perspectives. I look forward to sharing my passion for science with you!
Hi everyone! I’m Anika and I’m a rising junior at Fremont High School. Science has been a huge part of my life since elementary school. I have taken chemistry over the summer to move on to Advanced Placement Chemistry, I am currently enrolled for AP Biology, and have experiences in physical and life sciences. I have completed many laboratory experiments and am currently preparing for the AP Chemistry exam. I hope to take my experience in science and help your kids discover their passion for science at a young age!
Hi! My name's Mayra and I'm a senior at Oceanside High School. I have taken Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology, AP Physics, and I am currently taking AP Environmental Science. I have always loved science and enjoyed every class I've taken. I look forward to working with all of you!!
Hi! My name is Kay and I'm a sophomore at Fremont High School. This past year, I have taken AP Chemistry and biology during my freshman year. I love science and am looking forward to working with you all!
Hi! I'm Janelle and I'm a rising sophomore at Monta Vista High School. This year I'm taking biology, and I enjoy learning new things about science. Outside of science, I'm also heavily involved in coding, robotics, competition math, and music. Looking forward to meeting all of you in the classroom!
Hi everyone! My name is Nikhil, and I'm a rising junior attending Fremont High School. The science classes I'm currently taking are Ap chemistry and physics honors. Over the years, I've taken many many science classes, inside and outside of school, and I'm extremely passionate about science. It seems amazing how we can know so many things about the world just by doing experiments and recording observations. I can't wait to teach you all all about science!
Hi everyone! My name is Shruti Suresh Babu and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I have always been fascinated with science and have done quite a few experiments at home just for fun. in school, I have taken biology and chemistry honor courses, which allowed me to gain lots of insight into the field of science as well as gain experimental experience.
Hi everyone! My name is Princess Hannah Santillan, and I am an junior at Mark Keppel High School. I am currently taking AP Chemistry and have taken Chemistry and Biology Honors. As for my experience, I have had past experiences in Science Olympiad and my school’s Science Field Day. I am also heavily involved in the Science National Honors Society, which gave me an opportunity to reach out to younger students and have experience in showcasing experiments to them. Although my experiences might not be as great compared to others, I hope to be able to still provide a great learning experience to teach younger students a positive and knowledgeable outlook on the fundamentals of science.
Hi! My name is Ramya Palani and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School! I am very passionate about science and have taken rigorous summer courses as well as biology and chemistry honors at school. I also enjoy performing science experiments at home and learning new things in science!
Heyy! My name is Stuti and I am a junior at Mission San Jose High School. I have always loved science ever since I was young and am extremely passionate about Biology and Chemistry. I have been taking Honors science classes since 7th grade and am planning to take AP Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology. I can't wait to teach you guys the miracles of the scientific method.
Hi my name is Jash-Piam Parekh, science has always been a favorite subject of mine, and I would love to be able to help out in this program. I have always loved editing using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I have made designs, memes, and so much more.
Hi! My name is Julia and I currently attend Cupertino High School as a rising junior. Right now I'm taking chemistry honors, which has really made me interested in science. I'm super excited to be a part of this amazing program because I love learning about science (especially chemistry) and I hope to inspire a love of learning in all of our students.
Hi, my name is Henry Kam and I am currently a junior at Monta Vista. From a young age I have always been intrigued by the endless possibilities of science and I dream of becoming a Materials Science Engineer. From the tiny cells in our bodies to the frameworks of String Theory, I have always wanted to apply my knowledge from school to helping others. I am currently taking Physics, having taken Chemistry and Biology in my former high school years. I have also prepared for the F=ma and the USNCO. I look forward to meeting all of you sometime in the future as together we explore our full potential!
Hello everyone! My name is Alivia Zhang, and I am a rising junior at American High School! I always had a big passion when it comes to science, especially when it comes to biology and chemistry. I am currently taking Chemistry Honors, and took Biology last year (we had no honors for biology, unfortunately) I am planning to take AP Chem and APE next year, and AP Bio in my senior year. I am in multiple clubs relating to science, such as Science Eco Club and Biology Club. I also participated in a research program called ASDRP last year during summer, and is doing the same this year. I hope to be able to inspire you all to have fun and share the same passion as I do for science!
Hi everyone! My name is Archita Srinivasa and I'm currently a sophomore at Lynbrook High School. Science has always been one of my favorite subjects and I'm truly passionate about STEM. Currently, I'm taking Chemistry Honors and I'm heavily involved in the Women In Stem club at my school. I'm looking forward to sharing my passion for science with you and I hope you gain lots of insight and experience into this field!
Hi! My name is Sheza Saiyed and I am a sophomore at American High School. Science is one of my favorite subjects as it teaches complex theories about life, and also because I get to do fun experiments! I have taken Biology, Physics, and am currently finishing Chemistry. I look forward to working with you and teaching you this fun subject!
Hi guys! My name is Erin Wang, and I find science to be one of the most interesting subjects. So many processes in our everyday lives can be explained through science. Even the natural curiosity that causes us to question these processes can be explained by science. I love how there are endless things to learn when it comes to learning science.
Hey! My name's Erin Yang and I'm a rising junior at Mission San Jose HS. I've done physics and honors biology at school, and I really like bio/ecology! I've also done this really cool research program called ASDRP where you do college-level research in a team over the summer. Last year I did my research report on the conservation and management of Mexican Free-Tail bats' habitats. It was super exciting, I built some bat boxes (which are like birdhouses for bats) and I learned a lot about research. All in all, I truly enjoy researching, specifically in nature and am super excited to be teaching!
Heyo! My name is Maggie Lee and I am a rising junior at Moreau Catholic High School. In school, I have taken Honors Biology and am currently in Honors Chemistry. In middle school, I was a part of Science Olympiad, however my current school doesn't have a team. Instead, I go back to old middle school to coach their Science Olympiad team. Science is one of my favorite subjects, but we often don't realize how much more about science there is to learn beyond the usual school curriculum. I'm excited to have the opportunity to share my passion with all of you through this program!
Hi everyone! My name is Aishwarya Vadivelu, and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I have always been passionate about STEM and have actively participated in several STEM related clubs at school. I am currently taking Chemistry Honors, where I've had the opportunity to perform various experiments with laboratory equipment. I am excited to work with you and help improve your science skills!
Hello everyone! My name is Tiana Zhou and I am a sophomore at Mission San Jose High School. I have taken Honors science courses for many years, and last year I helped tutor elementary school students for Science Olympiad. This year, I am taking Honors Chemistry in school, and I am self studying AP Biology. Looking forward to seeing you in class!
Hey guys! My name is Aditi Aswin, and I'm a freshman at Cupertino High School. Science has always been my favorite subject at school because there's so much you can learn by exploring and doing hands-on activities rather than just reading and taking notes from textbook. I'm really excited to help you guys along your scientific journey and hope that by the end of our class, you will have grown to appreciate science he way I have!
Hi, My Name is Ethan Liu and I'm a freshman at Monta Vista High School. I am very interested in this topic, and would like to show to kids that this is a really interesting topic.
Hi! My name is Tanvi Waghela and I’m a rising junior at Fremont High School. I'm currently taking Physics Honors at my high school and will be taking AP Physics Mechanics next year. I have always enjoyed science mainly because of the fun experiments you can do. I also participated in many science fairs and science competitions since I was in elementary. I can't wait to teach all of you and I'm very excited to meet all of you in class!
Hi Everyone! My name is Vivan Waghela and I am a rising Sophomore at Fremont High School. I am taking Physics honors next year, while I am currently taking Biology (required for Freshman). Physics is a very interesting topic because of all the cool and fun experiments you can do. Hope to see you all in the program!
Hi everyone! My name is Aditi Venkatraman and I am a rising junior at Prospect High School. I have always had a passion for all things science, especially when it comes to biology. Research in this field has inspired me to attend science fairs and conduct my own. I hope that after attending our classes you will have a passion for science too!
Heyoo! My name is Shriya and I'm currently a freshman at American High School ( c/o'23 woot! ). Science has been my favorite subject for a long time, and it's given me a lens to see things in ways I never thought I would. I had great teachers along the way who helped me find my passion for science, and I can't wait to do the same with all of you :)
Hi everyone! My name is Clara Hinds and I'm a rising sophomore at Homestead high school. Science can be so much fun and I'm looking forwards to sharing that with all of you :)
Hi everyone! I'm Sonya, and am a rising sophomore at The Athenian School. I have always had a deep strive to know more about science, and took physics in school this year. I look forward to teaching all of you while expanding my knowledge!!
Hi! My name is Taylor, and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I enjoy learning science, and I hope you guys will find it interesting too!
Hello, My name is Meghana and I'm a rising junior at Monta Vista high school who's interested in physics! I have knowledge on the basics of physics, and hope I can teach others too.
Hello, my name is Kate Jelfs and I'm a sophomore at Homestead High School. In my free time, I enjoy swimming and playing flute.
Hi guys! My name is Elizabeth Wang and I look forward to working with you guys!
Hey guys! My name is Camelia and I am a rising senior at Cupertino High School! I can't wait to start classes with you guys :) I have always enjoyed science classes and I can't wait to share the joy of them with you all!
Hello, my name is Isaias Martinez and I am a rising junior at Mark Keppel High School. I am deeply passionate about science with my favorite branches being biology and chemistry. Over the last couple of years I have taken honors biology and chemistry, competed in Science Olympiad multiple times, and been heavily involved in my school's science club. I hope that I can pass on the knowledge I know and inspire another generation of young scientists to look at the world in a new light.
Hi! My name is Medha Trisal and I am a rising senior at Cupertino High School. I have completed several advanced science courses, including AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and will be taking AP Physics 1 senior year. I have always enjoyed studying the various scientific relationships between us and the world, and look forward to teaching you all about it!
Hi guys! I'm Joel Elangovan, a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I've loved science for almost as long as I can remember. My favorite topics are chemistry and biology. I had a really good biology teacher this year and I hope I can be a good one too!
Hi everyone! My name is Misha and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I'm so excited to start classes with you all and teach science as it has always been one of my favorite subjects!
Hi! My name is Abby Melton, and I'm a junior in high school. I love science, and I'm looking forward to teaching and sharing my love for it with others!
Hey! My name is Jay Wang and I am a rising Senior at Mark Keppel High School. I have taken numerous honors Science courses throughout high school including Biology and Chemistry. Additionally, I have been a member of my school’s Science Olympiad team as well as an officer in my school’s Science Club. For as long as I can remember, science has been one of my favorite subjects in school, and I hope I can make it your favorite too!
Hi guys, I am Tejas Polu, a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I've always had an interest in science and wanted to share my passion with others. I'm really excited to teach you guys!
Kristin Siri Pintu
Hey! My name is Kristin Sirippu and I am an upcoming Junior at Cupertino High School. I hope to really spark a huge interest in to science for everyone because this is my favorite subject and I hope it can be yours as well. I hope we can work really well together on your journey!
Hi there! My name is Riya Ravuri and I am a rising junior at Monta Vista High School. I have been interested in science for a long time and have explored this interest in many ways, including courses, programs, and internships. I'm excited to use my knowledge to help others explore this field!
Hi guys! My name is Krittika Iyengar. I am an upcoming sophomore at HHS. I am really excited to have the opportunity to be able to help upcoming students take the interest I have for the study of science. Science or more specifically, biology is the reason for my career path, the subject motivated to pursue medicine. Being able to teach at YAPA gives me the hopeful idea I can enhance the interest for those who are mildly interested in sciences and make it more fun and educational!
Hey! My Name is Shruti Nene. I am a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I am so excited to be a part of this organization! I have always had a passion for science, and I hope to help others love science as much as I do.
Hi everyone! My name is Anushka Saran and I just graduated from Homestead High School. In high school, I took biology, chemistry honors, AP Biology, physics honors, and physiology so I have extensive experience in the sciences and I am planning on majoring in General Biology when I head to college next year! I absolutely love science and I can't wait to share my passion with you!
Hey! My name is Rajasi Laddha and I'm a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I have always been interested in science and I want to major in Biomed in the future. I have taken Bio and AP Bio and am currently taking Chem Honors. I have been participating in Synopsis since middle school and Science Fair since elementary. As a result, I have extensive experience in working in chemistry, biology, and physics. I hope to share my passion with others and ignite their passion for this field.
Hey there! My name is Harshitha Marepally and I am a rising junior at Ravenwood High School over in Tennessee! I love science and would love even more to share my passion and foster a curiosity to explore and discover all about the world around you! Time management, organization, and dedication are skills I believe will help me help you with this class and program! Thank you and allow me to share my love of science with you!!
Hello! My name is Sofia Vitale and I am a rising senior at Canyon Crest Academy. I have always had an interest in science for as long as I can remember. I have taken Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and I am planning to take APES. I also was planning to have an internship doing research at the Salk Institute (got canceled). I am looking forward to share my interest with others and hopefully spark their interest in the sciences.
Dia Ganesh Kumar
Hey! My name is Dia Ganesh Kumar and I'm a rising junior at John F Kennedy High School. As a sophomore, I have taking Chemistry Honors and will take AP Biology my junior year! I have always loved science and have been an active participant in any STEM club. I hope my passion for science helps all of you out there!
Hi everybody! My name is Patrick and I am a rising senior from Philadelphia, PA. This year, I completed AP Biology and last year I completed AP Chemistry. I have also completed a high school level physics class and I am excited to share my passion of science with everyone. In my free time, I like playing basketball and soccer and I enjoy going on long runs. I look forward to contributing all that I can into this program!
Hi Everyone! My name is Swetha Upadrasta, and I'm a freshman at Basis Independent. I have taken chem honors and in the upcoming year will take ap chem and bio honors. I have always been passionate about science, as it lets us understand the processes of the natural world. I'm very excited to teach this class!
Hey guys! My name is Olivia Song and I am rising junior at Moreau Catholic High School. Science has always interested me, especially when my class was doing experiments! This year I am in biology class and I really like it! During senior year, there is a probability that I am taking APES. I love doing experiments and learning the punnett square and all that! I hope that my science level can help you all have fun and learn more about science. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will answer them to the best of my ability!
Hello Everyone! My name is Anurag Paudel and I'm a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I have taken Biology and aspire to take chem honors and AP Physics! I also have a heavily science-related background in where I was taking courses 2 years above my level at the time. I'm very excited to be working with you all!
Hey everyone! My name is Avinash Saripalli and I am a rising senior at American High School. In the past, I have taken science courses such as AP chemistry and chemistry honors and, in the upcoming year, am taking AP biology. I am looking forward to teaching this class!
Hi! My name is Catherine Park and I am a rising senior at Valencia High School. I have always had a love for biology - I am taking HL Biology for my IB requirements - and I have also taken Chem-H and AP Physics I. Although I am no expert, I hope my knowledge can help you find science fun!
Hi everyone!! My name is Avni Gandhi and I am an upcoming sophomore in Monta Vista High School. I took biology in ninth grade and it was by far one of my favorite subjects! I can't wait to teach it to all of you!!
Hi Everyone! My name is Jayanti Singla, and I am a rising sophomore at Head-Royce. I took physics last year and have always loved science. I can't wait to work with all of you!
Hello! My name is Samiya Akram and I will be a sophomore this August at Westwood High School. I have always had an interest in science and plan on pursuing it throughout high school. I am excited to be joining this class and hope to share and expand my experience with all of you!
Hey everyone! My name is Polly Ren and I am a rising senior at Mark Keppel High School. Science has long been one of my favourite subjects in school. I've taken many honours and AP level science courses, all the way up to AP Physics C! I am also an officer in my school's Science Club. I love learning about the world around me and conducting cool labs and I can't wait to continue learning with you all!
Hi, my name is Sophia Wu, and I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. Science has always been my favorite subject at school because I find it fascinating understanding the logic and mechanics behind the natural phenomenons that happen in the world around us. Taking many rigorous science classes throughout my student life has allowed me to further nurture my fascination in biology, chemistry, and physics. I am looking forward to working with you all!
Hi! My name is Shreshtha and I'm a junior at Chantilly High School. I'm currently in AP Physics and AP Chemistry and can't wait to share my love for science with all of you!
Hey everyone! My name is Levina La and I will be a rising junior this year at Castro Valley High School. As a sophomore last year, I took Honors Chemistry, and will be taking on AP Biology this year. I find science a very interesting subject, and am very excited to share my knowledge of it with everyone else! I will make it my top priority to have this learning experience be entertaining and fulfilling for all!
Hi everyone! My name is Charly Ng, and I am currently a senior at Mark Keppel High School. Science has always been a fascinating subject for me and has led me to taking Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology in these past four years. I love learning, and I can't wait to share all the amazing things I've learned with you all!
Hi guys, my name is Bridget Wong and I am a senior at Mark Keppel High School. I have always been interested in science and took Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, AP Biology, and AP Chemistry. I hope I can share my experience and skills with students and hopefully get them more interested in science.
Hello everybody! My name is Jocelyn! I live in AZ and I am super happy to be teaching kids Science from all over the world.
Hello everyone! My name is Kaitlyn Nguyen and I am a current junior at Oxford Academy. I'm currently double science-ing in ap chem and apes :)
Hii!! I'm Reva Mahto and I am super fascinated b y science. I've been applying all of my science knowledge through Science Olympiad for the past few years I truly believe that the only way to understand the concepts of science and discover new phenomenons is through real life application. I hope to fascinate students through the application of concepts and allowing them to interact rather than memorize.
Katherine De Paz
Hi! My name is Katherine De Paz and I'm a senior at Cypress Park High School. I completed 5 credits of science by my junior year so although I'm not taking any science classes this year, I still enjoy it. I'm excited to teach this subject so I can help more students love and enjoy science.
Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a senior at Bonita High School. I am currently taking AP Physics and I have taken AP Bio and Chem. I really enjoy all aspects of science and I am very excited to share what I know with as many people as I can!
Hii! My name is Laura and I'm a junior at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. I'm currently taking AP Environmental Science and I love it along with all of the other sciences. I'm really passionate about science and I'm so excited to share my passion with you all!
Hi everyone, my name is Marianne and I am very excited to be teaching science as a high school junior. I am currently tutoring college students and my cousins and I am certified by Kumon. I am currently in AP physics 1, and I love science, especially biology as well, and I am a part of my school’s biology league. I look forward to working with you all!
Hi! My name is Doaa and I'm so excited to me working with younger kids to help them learn to love science
Hi, My name is Jessica and I am so excited to start teaching science! I have always been a STEM person and I really enjoy biology and chemistry.
Hello! My name is Emily Katz and I am a junior at Chamblee Charter High School. I love science and I can't wait to get to know you all and teacher you all about science!
Hi! My name is Yukino Wakatsuki, and I am a teacher for the science program! I love science because it enables me to always find reasonings and evidence to back up a claim in all circumstances. Everything in the world has a scientific reasonings behind it, and I think that is very interesting!!
Hello everyone! My name is Alison Liu, and I am currently a freshman at Cupertino High School. I have always found science an extremely interesting subject, so I am super excited to teach all of you!
Ann Mary Thomas
Hi everyone! My name is Ann Mary Thomas, and I'm a freshman at Holy Cross High School. I love learning more about science, particularly physics and chemistry. I look forward to working with you all!