On Net Neutrality and Protecting our Future Innovators

On Net Neutrality and Protecting our Future Innovators

Today, any young innovator can use the internet to focus on developing their skills and making an impact on the world. It’s an integral part of our mission here at Kinet-X. But if Internet Service Providers and Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai get their way and torpedo net neutrality, all of us - entrepreneurs, innovators, and consumers - will be forced to comply to whatever large cable conglomerates want.

STEM for teens, by teens.

Three of us, all high schoolers with experience in STEM, were discussing what got us into the STEM fields. Robotics team, family member, a friend. We were all fortunate enough to have an opportunity. But what about students who don’t? Students growing up in poor neighborhoods and going to underfunded schools? Other students who had never once dreamed of becoming a scientist or engineer because it’s not the “right” thing to do for their gender? There are programs and extracurriculars for these students to turn to, but they all have a single — or multiple barriers that prevent these students from truly discovering STEM. Price. Outdated teaching methods. Subpar content. As we realized that, we took it upon ourselves to create a program that would change all of that.