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.
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 edu@RePicture.com.
"I look forward to using the RePicture App to help students link the building they see with the work they are learning to do."
"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."
"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."
“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!”
“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.”
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.