Who we are

Our Mission

STEMBoard creates technologies that help advance our nation and its citizens. We believe in Integrity, Innovation and Inclusion.

Our Vision

We seek to improve society through systematic innovation and by attracting, nurturing and developing the world’s emerging brilliance.

Our Values

Our team brings together bright minds from a variety of backgrounds. We deliver high-quality solutions, on time and on budget. 

we are Creative

STEMBoard’s leadership team has engineering and development experience creating smart systems and software solutions for defense and enterprise clients. The team’s skill sets include web application development, high-performance computing and large system simulation.

we are Innovative

STEMBoard knows how to help companies better understand data inside and outside of their organizations. This ranges from data visualization to data analytics that provide a breadth of insight for decision-making that saves money and improves efficiency.

we ARE Diverse

As a minority owned and operated company, STEMBoard believes in the power of a diverse workforce. We are advocates for talented professionals from all backgrounds and champions for organizations looking for top-notch talent with the qualifications needed to outpace the competition.

SerVICES

The engineers and programmers of STEMBoard have expertise in a range of technologies, from mobile web development to low-level device programming.  Our core competency is in real-time situational awareness applications that span the Cyber and C4ISR paradigms.  In many cases, our technology stacks leverage our knowledge in cloud computing and big-data processing for use with massively scalable databases.

 We are composed of aerospace and defense engineers that have led innovative and disruptive change within the Federal Government.  Our team has spearheaded the architectures for the first tactical cellular base-stations deployed to Afghanistan, demonstrating that real-time biometric with the use of wearable devices is possible, and reducing the size, weight, power and cooling of Cloud processing by leveraging bleeding-edge stream processors. 

STEMBoard is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman and Minority-Owned Small Business.

Our Clients & Partners

The STEMBoard Approach


Creating transformational technologies means developing talent from all walks of life.

INSPIRATION

Exciting K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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SUPPORT

Creating opportunities to shape meaningful, leading-edge technologies.
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COMMITMENT

Leading projects that protect the nation, both on the front line and at home
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Helping underrepresented K-12 students discover science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • NSTI Camp
  • AGORA Cyber Saturday
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Creating real-world opportunities to shape meaningful, leading-edge technologies.
  • University Research Projects
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Leading projects that protect the nation, on the front line and at home.
  • Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Participant 
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the Stemboard Team

Aisha Bowe

Co-founder and ceo

Aisha co-founded STEMBoard in 2013, having spent several years as a researcher at the NASA Ames Research Center. Aisha has conceived and implemented programs aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in science and technology, which included a stint as NASA’s liaison to the board of the San Jose State University Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement program. Aisha holds a B.S.E. in aerospace engineering and an M. Eng. in space systems engineering, both from the University of Michigan.

John Martellaro
Co-Founder and COO

John co-founded STEMBoard in 2013. Prior to STEMBoard, he was co-founder and chief technology officer at APX Labs, a leader in augmented reality software and mobile solutions. John brings vast experience in working with the U.S military, government and private sectors. John is a recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award for his compassion and support of the guard and their families. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Robert Gordon III
Chairman of the Board

Robert comes to STEMBoard with decades of experience in the defense and private sectors, most recently as chief strategy officer at APX Labs. Previously, Robert served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, where he oversaw policy and advocacy for more than two million service members and their families. Robert is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University.

Gamaliel Cherry
Academic Engagement Director

With nearly a decade of experience in education and human resources, Gamaliel leads STEMBoard’s relationships with its academic partners. Gamaliel is a project manager for the aerospace education project at NASA's Langley Research Center, where he also helped develop curricula for its distance-learning program. Gamaliel holds a PhD in instructional design and technology from Old Dominion University, from which he also holds a master’s degree in education.

“Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are crucial to developing the global workforce of the future”
- Aisha Bowe
Co-Founder and CEO, STEMBoard
Erika Cherry
Lead Project Manager

Erika brings to STEMBoard a commitment to engineering and education, having managed technical projects in both private and public sectors. Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University A&M College and a master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University

Kyle Moore
Software Developer

Kyle brings a decade of experience in web and application development to STEMBoard, where he serves as lead developer. Kyle is president and CTO of Quantum Endeavors LLC, which provides user interface design and web service development for government prime contractors in the Washington, D.C. area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University.

Tasneen Bowe
Marketing & Communications 

Tasneen  helps lead STEMBoard’s external marketing and public relations efforts. She brings  years of experience in branding and marketing for variety of products. Tasneen holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in Marketing and an emphasis in advertising.

“(STEMBoard) exposed our TRiO high school students to a STEM world of unimagined possibilities.” 
- Dawn Holmes, Program Coordinator
2014 National Summer Transportation Institute
Kitt Grant
Director of Communications

Kitt is a passionate storyteller who leads STEMBoard’s press and public relations outreach. A two-time Emmy-nominated producer and NAACP Image Award winner, Kitt has produced stories for CBS News, CNN and CURRENT TV. She  has since worked with broadcast and C-suite executives to shape content and branding. Kitt holds a bachelor's degree in French literature from UCLA and a master’s degree in communications from San Francisco State University.

Susan Hall 
Advisory Board

Susan is a co-founder of Millennium Engineering and Integration. She was instrumental in helping Millennium establish, promote and improve its systems and engineering processes. She started her career as an Air Force officer and has had an extensive career as a systems engineer space and missile defense programs in the disciplines of integration and test, program management, and safety and mission assurance. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.

Wayne Sutton
Advisory Board

Wayne is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at BUILDUP. Wayne has more 14 years’ experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne was recently recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014.

STEM EVENTS

STEMBoard teamed with the Center for Defense and Homeland Security at Fayetteville State University to help lead the Navy's Navy Next Generation Outreach and Recruitment Initiative.

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STEMBoard supports Rocket Fuel “Gives Back” STEM program designed specifically for Hispanic girls in grades 3 to 5 from East Palo Alto, Calif. elementary schools.

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For the second-straight year, STEMBoard will host a camp designed to give students hands-on exposure to the engineering fields.

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The mission of the Black Men Teaching (BMT) Program is to recruit Black male tenth and eleventh grade students to enroll in FSU's Teacher Education Program by providing them with mentoring and academic support.

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Each year we host free, comprehensive camps that introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to an array of engineering disciplines. In 2015, STEMBoard is organizing four camps in three countries.

Press & News

“...diversity efforts are worthwhile, but would be more effective if they were led by technical workers...”
- Aisha Bowe, Co-Founder and CEO

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CERTIFICATIONS


Approved for participation in the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program, STEMBoard is proud to continue its track record of  delivering innovations to the warfighter in a timely and efficient manner.

The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program is the pre-eminent program within the Federal government for the transformation of a small business firm with high potential to a firm able to perform well as a prime contractor or subcontractor. Established in 1991, the program helps small disadvantaged businesses (Protégés) compete for prime and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (Mentors) under individual, project-based agreements. The program is a way to share best practices, enhance skill sets, technology and opportunities for small businesses.

As of February 2015, there were 66 active Protégé Agreements within the Department of Defense.

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