Merchant Marine Officer Heads Home With STEM

Morrisville, NC and Grapevine, TX 4/2/18

STEM For Kids is coming to the Texas Grapevine-Irving area thanks to a merchant marine officer and entrepreneur, Rahul Apte.

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Rahul has sailed across the oceans and has worked in the central control rooms of ultra deep semi-submersible rigs, maintaining their position over the ocean floor using computer controlled thrusters!

An exciting field of work in the middle of high seas that took Rahul from Hong Kong to Australia, Canada and the USA and after 20 years of sailing, he was ready for yet another challenge. This one very close to home and heart. “…when you have kids, it’s difficult to stay away from them.”

Rahul reflected about the “generic” children’s enrichment programs in his area,

“I was seeing my kids going for various math lessons.  When asked what they were learning, I felt like I was just throwing away money…”

It was clear to Rahul that what his children needed was something that can challenge their brains more.

“As much as I want to see them grow, I also want the best education for them”, he said.

Determined, he looked around, did not find any programs and so, he decided to check online to find a program which was already tried and tested. He came across STEM for kids and after his detailed research, decided to franchise and bring the highly acclaimed STEM programs to his children and to his community.

“Rahul and I talked for the first time when he was somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. His background in energy exploration and deep sea drilling coupled with his contagious enthusiasm for bringing STEM to children are blessings for the community. We wish him the best as he creates wonderful learning opportunities for preK, elementary and middle school students”, said Moni Singh, the creator of STEM For Kids.

“I love the fact I can give something back to our future, “our kids””, says Rahul.

Learn  about the programs being offered at Grapevine-Irving or request programs at your site by visiting or email

STEM For Kids® provides the broadest array of engineering, biomedicine, computer programming, robotics, automation and entrepreneurship programs for children in grades preK-8 through summer camps, afterschool programs and classes in and outside schools. Founded by a recognized business leader in STEM, Moni Singh, the Raleigh North Carolina based company has now expanded from its roots in the Triangle to multiple territories across the USA and outside.
The global expansion is continuing at a healthy pace through franchising of the renowned STEM For Kids business system and innovative curricula. The STEM For Kids brand is generating significant national and international interest and has made into various “Best of ” lists including Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises, Best Trends, Franchise 500, The Vangaurd List, Startup Magazine’s Companies Ready to Make you the Boss and Franchise Gator’s Franchise 100 lists.
National and international franchise opportunities are available.Business owners can start with as low as $20,000. Entrepreneurs with a passion to impact their community through education can learn more and apply at the STEM For Kids website, or call +1 866 991 7053.
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