I am because we are.

PARTNERS

African proverb

Sprout and S.T.E.M. was organized in the spirit of improving the Providence, Rhode Island public school system. Our program prioritizes the empowerment of students through the provision of academic resources, which include tutoring, mentorship, and consulting. SAS was organized by a founder who attended an urban public high school and understands the disadvantages of these systems. Partnering with Classical High School kickstarted our initiative the spring of 2020. We are gratified to have gained the approval of Classical principal Scott Barr and science faculty director Aja Butler, for without their guidance and support, our program would not be possible.

We also extend our appreciation to Dr. Andrew Simmons, chairman of the Pre-Health Organization at the University of Rhode Island, for endorsing and advertising our program to students throughout his department. We are pleased that mutual interests have collaborated in the spirit of positive reform. SAS also appreciates the receptivity of the academic community at-large for its willingness to support our initiative.

STAFF

Sprout and S.T.E.M. is comprised of university undergraduates and aspiring young professionals with formal education in the natural sciences. Many of our mentors boast considerable tutoring experience and enjoy sharing ​their knowledge and understanding of natural science. Our administrators and mentors consist of area university students and graduates representing an array of institutions and concentrations of study. Together, Sprout and S.T.E.M. aims to improve the academic performance and preparedness of high school students struggling or interested in biology, chemistry, and physics. Our mentors have undergone BCI background testing and an extensive application process, ensuring their qualification to tutor with Sprout and STEM and its participants. 

Academic institutions represented

Brown University | Connecticut College | The University of Connecticut 

The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth | Providence College | Rhode Island College

 

 The University of Rhode Island | Salve Regina University | The University of Tennessee

19 Areas of study represented

Arabic | Biochemistry | Biological Sciences | Biomedical Engineering

 

Biotechnology | Business Administration | Cell and Molecular Biology | Chemistry

 

Chemical Engineering | Communications | Computer Science | Finance​ | Kinesiology

 

Mechanical Engineering | Neuroscience | Pharmacy | Physics | Physiology | Psychology

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Victor M. Hunt

 

Chair, Founder

The University of Rhode Island

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

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Mark Liptak

 

Executive Board, Cofounder

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Psychology, Biology Minor

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Lauren Szpond

 

Executive Board

BNY Mellon, New York

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Christopher Hardy

 

Executive Board

Fidelity Investments

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Weston DeLomba

 

Executive Board, Physics Coordinator

Connecticut College

B.A. Physics, B.A. Biochemistry

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Morgan Andrews

 

Chemistry Coordinator

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Chemistry

Tyler Heald

 

Biology Coordinator

Connecticut College

B.Sc. Kinesiology, B.A. Biology

Kate Williams

Kaitlyn Williams

 

Mentor

Providence College

B.Sc. Biology, B.Sc. Psychology

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Padmini Karamchedu

 

Mentor

The University of Connecticut

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Julia Donner

 

Mentor

The Warren Alpert Medical School

Medical Doctor

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Christine Ortiz

 

Mentor

Salve Regina University

B.Sc. Biology, Chemistry Minor

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Evan Galuska

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biology

Michael Taglienti

 

Mentor

The Warren Alpert Medical School

M.D. Candidate

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Theodora Victor-Thorpe

 

Mentor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology

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Grace Sheridan

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

Sam McGrath

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biology, B.Sc. Psychology

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Terra Marie Jouaneh

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences

Callan Bleick

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

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Caitlyn Cain

 

Mentor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology, Neuroscience Certificate

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Tyler Paré

 

Mentor

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

B.Sc. Biology

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Sam Hunt

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Andreas Brackett

 

Mentor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology, B.A. Environmental Chemistry

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Mohammed Chaghlil

 

Mentor

Rhode Island College

B.Sc. Biology, Computer Science Minor

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Addie Brown

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Health Studies

Austin Conte

 

Mentor

The University of Tennessee

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ph.D. Candidate

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Fatine Oliveira

 

Mentor

The University of Rhode Island

B.Sc. Biotechnology, Arabic Minor

ABOUT US 

Based in Providence, RI, Sprout and S.T.E.M. is a volunteer-based organization focused on providing the educationally disadvantaged with access to after-school supplementation. 

SAS understands the correlation between social resources and education. We aim to provide public high school students with professional networking, academic enhancement, and insight into post-secondary education.

 

SAS is largely comprised of Providence-area university students who donate their time to tutor and mentor young high school scholars. We are actively seeking additional mentors, and especially encourage those who are interested to browse the remainder of our page!

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Victor M. Hunt  |  Director

T: 401 533 0533

E: victor_hunt@sproutandstem.org

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