• Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty

  • Dr. Steven J. Foland

    President | Head of Faculty

  • A co-founder of TSoG as well as the director of the Biomedical Engineering program at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Foland has made it his personal mission to demystify, destigmatize, and democratize education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students of all ages.

    Research Interests: Environmental sustainability, additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and internet of things (IoT). 

  • Ms. Mandy Dark

    Faculty Member | Lead Chemist

  • Ms. Dark holds dual bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and microbiology from The University of Texas at Arlington, as well as a master's degree in organic chemistry from The University of California, Irvine.

    Research Interests: Organic synthesis

  • Staff

  • Lauren Foland

    Lab Administrator

  • As our Laboratory Administrator, Mrs. Foland works behind the scenes to make sure all of our programs run smoothly. The wife of Dr. Foland, she has been with the organization since the very start and is the first person most of our students and parents speak to when they contact us.

  • Idil Soyarslan Toros

    Social Media Coordinator

  • As Social Media Coordinator, Idil's main focus is helping us share the thrill of scientific discovery online. Look for her and her camera at a TSoG event near you!