2003 Lincoln Drive West, Suite A, Marlton, NJ 08053
856-334-5288

South Jersey Innovation Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and activities in the South Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. The center sponsors activities for children and adults alike.

The center’s efforts are entirely privately funded. The generosity of individual, corporate, media, and foundation supporters is maximized by a highly-qualified staff, an active volunteer base, an engaged Board of Directors, and widespread community backing. Donations to South Jersey Innovation Center are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

OUR MISSION

We help kids develop conceptual understanding of advanced engineering, math, and critical thinking skills using current topics and materials which go beyond school curriculum.

Our mission is to create an environment where kids can develop critical thinking skills and enjoy the power of analytical reasoning through exploration of math, chess and their practical applications in the modern world, like computer programming and robotics. We will build on your children’s innate curiosity and lead them to learn beyond the scope of the school curriculum. This form of enrichment is essential for developing a sense of intellectual competence, and confidence operating as citizens of tomorrow.

Nearly 80% of future careers will require some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. At the high-end of the market there will be an even higher dependency on a combination of advanced STEM skills alongside innovation and entrepreneurial skills. A stimulating STEM and Innovation education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century.

The core American educational system offers limited options for advanced academic talent development. These challenges are apparent when you compare US scores to those of the emerging nations in crucial STEM tests of skills. We use a broad international approach in building our intellectually stimulating and academically rigorous program.

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Dov Gorman
Chess Instructor
Dov is a FIDE Master and US Chess League First Team All Star, runner up for the US Chess League MVP and a chess champion in two states. Several of his students have won national titles. Dov is the manager of the Philadelphia Inventors of the global Pro League. Dov uses strategic concepts, experience, and wisdom to continually guide his students towards success. Dov has a master’s degree in Technology Management and Federal CIO certification from George Mason University.
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Tatianna
Math/Logic Instructor
Tatianna has been a long-term passionate supporter of several Mathematics and STEM programs. She has vast experience working with advanced Mathematics and logic. Tatianna has taught students using “recreational mathematics”, she then moved on to participating in interactive math experiences with Moscow’s popular math teacher and author Jane Kats. Tatianna has a degree in Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia’s premiere educational institution.
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Alimayo "Ali" Arango
3D Graphics & Animation
Alimayo has been a passionate practitioner of Computer Graphics, 3D Modeling and Animation. Ali has successfully completed commercial projects using modeling, animating, rigging, and texturing. He has a gift for conveying complex subjects in easy to understand ways and does this on a regular basis on his YouTube channel of more than 23,000 subscribers. Alimayo “Ali” Arango graduated from Anthem Institute.
Prabha
Computer Science
Prabha is a seasoned experienced software developer at Comcast specializing in big data software engineering. She has successfully worked on numerous software projects utilizing a wide variety of technical platforms and tools. She now uses her knowledge and skills to teach students greater understanding of software development. Prabha has an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication at University of Chennai (India).