Inspiring STEM Learning in Young Children in the Chicago Suburbs

Morrisville, NC and Palatine, IL 5/9/18

Entrepreneurs and technologists, Neelima Bandi and Sandeep Manthena, are bringing STEM For Kids’ programs to the North West Chicago Suburbs.

Neelima-Bandi-Illinois-NorthWest-Chicago-Suburbs-FranchiseBoth are Masters in Electrical Engineering with 24 years of collective corporate experience in engineering and software industry.

Neelima comes with a background in database administration.

In today’s world of big data, massive amounts of data are being collected and stored by organizations around the world. The ability to access and analyze this data has become an imperative.  100 terabytes of data are uploaded to Facebook daily! Walmart handles more than 1 million customer transactions every hour, which is imported into databases estimated to contain more than 2.5 petabytes of data. To put world’s data into perspective, they amount to about 200 billion HD movies which would take a person 47 million year to watch!

When consumers run their credit check at Transunion, or when banks / institutions run credit reports, web applications rely on backend databases to generate the reports, chances are that Neelima’s work is brought into action.

Big data experience coupled with a passion for teaching & working with children, inspires Neelima to ignite sparks of STEM in young minds. She said,

“As a mother of two children, I get inspired by the way they ask questions and awed by their creativity in arts projects. In today’s digital world, there is so much potential to tap that creative energy early on.  I see that first hand with my children and that made me explore STEM options to complement their traditional school education.”

Thinking about why they selected STEM For Kids, Neelima said,

“We explored STEM opportunities in the area but every one of them fell short compared to the breadth of STEM For Kids curriculum.”

When he is not working, Sandeep enjoys coaching children on soccer and basketball games. He said,

“Neelima & I always wanted to start something of our own, not just any business but something relevant to our backgrounds. When we heard the STEM buzz, we explored various providers; besides Lego Robotics and coding nothing much was offered.   STEM for kids definitely stood out with wide array of Programs and concept driven Curricula; we were instantly convinced to have found the right Platform.  We are looking forward to serving the local community with well-rounded STEM Programs”

“We are so thrilled to have Neelima and Sandeep provide their passionate energy to bringing the wonderful world of engineering, biomedicine, robotics and computer programming to young children in the Chicagoland”, says Moni Singh, the creator of STEM For Kids.

Learn more about the programs being offered in Palatine, Schaumburg and other northwest Chicago suburbs, or request programs at your site by visiting or email

STEM For Kids® provides the broadest array of engineering, biomedicine, computer programming / coding, 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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