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Expanding our Horizons

October 1, 2016 | By |

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The iEducate team along with several members of the 2016-2017 tutor class

After the transformative results at Crockett and Braeburn Elementary schools, Blackshear Elementary successfully launched the iEducate program in Fall 2015. Beginning in Fall 2016, iEducate added an additional 6 HISD elementary schools (Sherman, Elrod, Kennedy, Kashmere Gardens, Scroggins and MacGregor) and has grown the team to over 80 new tutors!As a result of the increased demand for the program, iEducate has formed recruiting partnerships with engineering departments of major universities in the city. Some of the participating universities include Texas Southern University, University of Houston, Houston Community College, University of St. Thomas and the honors society Phi Theta Kappa. Faculty at these universities facilitate the recruiting process by actively promoting the iEducate program to their students, and by identifying & recommending high-achieving STEM-major students.

To keep up with the rapid expansion, iEducate has also grown its recruiting team. Audrey Buth, Process Engineer at LCY Elastomers, joined the recruiting team over the summer. Ms. Buth brings in years of experience in the oil & gas industry and is a Management graduate from the C.T. Bauer College of Business. She also holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston. Another addition to the team was Premanjali Lahiri, a Manufacturing Manager at Celltex Therapeutics Corporation. Ms. Lahiri is a proud Aggie and has a master’s degree in Biotechnology.

With its strong partnerships and dedicated recruiting & operations team, iEducate is gearing towards exponential growth over the next few years. “The iEducate program now reaches over 1,500 students per year, with plans to hit 3,500 by 2017,” said Dr. Roopa Gir, President of iEducateUSA.