The Shoulders of Giants is a nonprofit organization ...
TSoG was founded in 2013 on a vision that world class science education should be available to all students of all ages. Since 2015, The Shoulders of Giants has offered an immersive, ongoing mentorship programs for dedicated students who would like the opportunity to study more closely under the guidance of Dr. Steven J. Foland.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Mission: To share the thrill of scientific discovery.
Vision: To strengthen communities by providing future leaders with a firm foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering.
DR. STEVEN J. FOLAND
With thousands of hours or recorded teaching experience, Dr. Steven Foland's primary teaching philosophy is that one should never stop being of student and that learning opportunities become abundant only with the existence of hard work. He has made it his personal mission to demystify, destigmatize and democratize education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for K-12 students. Together with The Shoulders of Giants, he works to provide a place where passionate technical mentors can share their field of expertise in a meaningful way with the inquisitive minds of our future.
Personal Mission Statement: “All that I have I owe to my parents, teachers, friends, and family members who always encouraged my pursuit of engineering. I wish only that TSoG be there for all those that don’t have anyone to encourage them to pursue a rewarding career in STEM fields. To be a constant ever-present border-less resource for all those searching and wondering what they should be when they grow up and Imparting those who engage with TSoG an endless desire to learn which will provide a steady stream of challenges that feeds you for a lifetime.”
Field Focus:Civil Engineering
Field Focus:Application Performance Management / Business Development
Personal Mission Statement: “I am passionate about scalable models of education that can increase economic access and opportunity. Today’s changing degree requirements and demand for STEM skillsets have lowered barriers to entry into impactful and fulfilling careers. By cultivating a diverse generation of problem-solvers today, TSoG can empower individuals to become the lever that moves the world tomorrow.”
Personal Mission Statement: “The most important thing is to try and inspire those around you so that they can be great in whatever they do” Kobe Bryant. I want to continue to inspire youth in the wonders of STEM. It has unlimited possibilities, takes nothing short of imagination and hard work. Great things are on our horizon, and I want to serve as a bridge to success.”
Field Focus:Packaging Engineering
Personal Mission Statement: “I’ve had the privilege to tutor many students over the years. Each time I sit with a student, I’m reminded of all the ones out there who wouldn’t be able to afford this session. There are students out there with a passion for learning and so much potential. However, their growth is limited by financial barriers. The Shoulders of Giants is working to bridge this gap and provide all students with a resource rich with STEM materials and mentors to guide them through it. The educational field is filled with price tags, from standardized test fees to tutoring to educational resources. It’s time for change, and we at TSoG are changemakers.”
Personal Mission Statement: Having been fortunate to grow up with access to technology as well as the great outdoors, my ongoing goal is to disrupt education in such a way that it brings learning pedagogies into the 21st century, while still harnessing that which sets the human mind apart from the tools we use.
Field Focus:Project Management
Field Focus:Business Strategy
Personal Mission Statement: “TSoG is a place where cheerleaders are in abundance, and I believe in my heart that this kind of encouragement and empowerment will not just make the world a better place, but give any person within earshot a feeling that they can really do anything if they try.”
Steven J. Foland PhD
Field Focus:Systems Engineering (Biomedical and Electric Aviation)