Our Mission:
Better career outcomes for all

About Us

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals will help solve some of our world’s biggest problems, like lack of clean water, crowded cities and medical challenges. Yet most people have no idea what STEM professionals do or they have an incomplete idea of who “looks” like an engineer. As a result, many students don’t consider engineering as a career. Even STEM students typically don’t understand their career options.

The RePicture App uses the STEM all around us to tell the stories of STEM in a way that is attractive and inclusive. We connect and inspire STEM careers so every student, professional, educator, organization and company can achieve their goals.



Lesson Plan

To access example RePicture lesson plans designed to introduce college and high school students to the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, click here. To have your class be part of the RePicture Education Program, email us at [email protected]




App Users

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USE THE APP TO:
  • Interactively learn about STEM through classroom lessons and after school programs.
  • See how STEM projects in their community and worldwide help society and get inspired to consider STEM careers.
  • Connect with diverse STEM professional and see that all types of people belong in STEM.
STEM STUDENTS USE THE APP TO:
  • Discover the right STEM specialty for them
  • Motivate students by relating their school work to the engineer's day-to-day activities and skills most valued by companies
  • Find the best-fit first job for a long and successful career
PROFESSIONALS USE THE APP TO:
  • Inspire the next generation of STEM professionals
  • Gain recognition by showcasing their career accomplishments and technical expertise
  • Find the right companies for their continued career success
STEM ORGANIZATIONS USE THE APP TO:
  • Find the right job candidates, based on the candidates demonstrated technical and communication skills. Learn more
  • Increase company branding as an innovative company events are canceled due to COVID-19
  • Highlight their work and the benefits of their projects to potential staff, clients and the public

How Do We Increase Interest and Diversity in Engineering?

Research Says: Reasons For Lack Of Diversity

Repicture App Solution

Don't know what engineers do
Tell the stories of engineering
Want profession that helps people
Highlight the benefits of engineering projects
Think they don't "look" like an engineer
Includes the stories of all engineers

Partners

"I look forward to using the RePicture App to help students link the building they see with the work they are learning to do."


- Dr. Evan Variano, University of California at Berkeley
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering


"The RePicture site is inspiring and compelling, and presents the world of civil engineering as a very human one – which we can all contribute to and be proud of."


- Taryn Williams, Structural Engineers of Northern California President, 2017-2018


"The RePicture App seems very interesting and I think it will be very beneficial for Engineering students to learn more about the professional work Engineers do."


- Dr. Arash Massoudieh, The Catholic University of America, Associate Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering


“The RePicture App looks like an amazing resource for kids and teens interested in engineering! I think our educators will have a real interest in the site and app!”


- Nicky Sirianni, Design Squad Global, Outreach and Digital Marketing Specialist


“The App is an effective tool for engineering firms to highlight the work they do and showcase their engineers. This could allow firms to attract potential employees and clients while showing corporate social responsibility.”


- Mary R. Erchul, Past ACEC Vice Chair, 2016-2018


Our Team

Lynn Mayo

Co-Founder and CEO, RePicture Engineering

Lynn brings over 30 years of experience as a civil engineer and program manager on a wide range of projects for local, state, and federal clients. She managed over 100 staff as a Business Operations Manager at URS (now AECOM) and was later AECOM’s North American Water Resources Technical Practice Director where she was responsible for sharing knowledge, transferring technology, and leveraging the firm’s best technical capabilities to clients. Lynn is a graduate of the Founder Institute and graduated from Bucknell University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering and from Stanford University with a MS degree in Civil Engineering. Lynn enjoys boating and in her free time, she is on a quest to find the perfect swimming spot in the Chesapeake Bay.


Aelisa Carr

Co-Founder and President, RePicture Engineering

Since 2015, Aelisa has devoted herself full time to developing educational tools and programs to connect young people to engineering and to promote diversity and inclusiveness in engineering. She is passionate about the built and natural environment and about encouraging more diverse young people to choose careers in engineering. Previously she was a land development and water resources engineer for 11 years, most recently working on a variety of high-profile projects in Washington, DC. Aelisa has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Davis.


Saurabh Kulkarni

Technology Advisor and Director of Software Engineering

Saurabh is passionate about using technology to empower and connect people and to bring ideas to life. Since founding Analogy Plus in 2013 he has grown his software team to serve a wide range of clients across the globe. He brings 17 years of experience in engineering, technology, software development, and geographic information systems to support RePicture Engineering. Saurabh is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia and holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Mumbai.


Chelsea O'Brien

Digital Marketing and Design

As a digital marketing strategist and user experience designer with a BFA in graphic design, Chelsea has been building in online marketing and conversion optimization for 7 years. With Tech Diva Media, Ms. O'Brien has grown a team of developers and social media managers to expand her customer base across North America. In her role, she works with clients to organize and translate their content into digital experience, from e-learning platforms to websites to mobile applications.


Puneet Tiwari

Product Manager

Puneet is a product manager and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded startups OnceAt, Pro-Am Funding and has worked with SponsorChange. He loves the fast-paced startup environment and has also enjoyed working with Fortune 500 like PriceWaterHouse Coopers, The Boeing company and Christies delivering enterprise software products. Puneet holds an M.S. in Management Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Mumbai.


Prashant Waghe

Lead Software Developer

Prashant holds a Masters in Computer Applications from Mumbai University. He is a professional software developer and is passionate about using and learning new technologies to stay updated. He loves to travel and to watch and play football.


Akshay Patil

Software Developer

Akshay is passionate about software development and likes to work with new and emerging technologies. He holds a B.E. in Information Technology from University of Mumbai. Apart from programming he also likes to spend time reading books and listening music.


Our Story

Co-founders Aelisa Carr and Lynn Mayo first met over beers during company happy hours where Lynn and Aelisa’s husband worked.

Their typical happy hour talk changed to a shared mission in 2015 when they were inspired by a tweet by Isis Anchalee about the lack of diversity in engineering. At the time Aelisa and Lynn both had rewarding careers as civil engineers and they knew they wanted to help others to consider engineering as a career.

They looked at the research regarding the lack of diversity in engineering and found that many students don’t consider engineering as a career due to inaccurate perceptions about the field and about what an engineer “looks” like. They also talked to engineering companies and learned that one of their biggest challenges is finding technical staff.

It didn’t take long to come up with an idea to use the engineering all around us to showcase the diverse work of engineers and tell the stories of engineers helping their communities. They started working on the RePicture App to make engineering accessible to all and to connect young people to the many career options available to them in engineering. Over the next two years Lynn and Aelisa worked with high school educators, professors, college students, professional societies, engineers, and engineering companies on ways to effectively engage young people and connect the engineering community with the RePicture App.

In 2018, RePicture Engineering was established as a Public Benefit Corporation. Our mission is to increase interest and diversity in engineering by creating better career outcomes in engineering for all. We believe everyone will benefit when strong, diverse teams are designing our future and when every young person wanting to make the world a better place can find the career path that’s right for them.



RePicture Engineering is a Public Benefit Corporation

MISSION DRIVEN

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FOR PROFIT

  • With the mission to increase interest and diversity in engineering
  • So we can change how the world's toughest challenges are solved