Empowering youth to change the world with simple technology


STEM Curriculum Development

With the help of principal Lisa Fraser and teachers Kevin Kinsella and Tonya Boyle, Lighting for Literacy has developed a large-scale practical curriculum to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

They realize science is very powerful and it can impact and transform lives, even in 6th grade."

--Doug McNeil

This has to be scaled up.  I asked myself how we could embed this into our existing curriculum."

--Lisa Fraser

Lighting for Literacy and STEM:

an interview with

Fisher Middle School Principal Lisa Fraser and LFL co-founder Doug McNeil

Challenge #1:

Create a project that

can be assembled

during class periods

Challenge #2:

Create a project that

can be built by

6th-grade students

Challenge #3:

  • Form Factor
  • Parts
  • Cost
  • Ease of Assembly

Challenge #4:


Simplify the Tools


Digital Procedures


  • Assembly Sequence
  • Assembly Procedure
  • Bill of Material
  • Install Procedures
  • Implemented Apple iPad for classroom

Experimental Trial paved the way:


Our first public school launch at

Fisher Middle School

(thanks to Lisa Fraser, Kevin Kinsella &

 Tonya Boyle)

LFL co-founder Jesse Salem teaching students

Astronaut Yvonne Cagle

Recognized by NASA

and championed by Astronaut  &

STEM Industry Advocate

Yvonne Cagle

"Thank you for lighting up 'SPACE' in the GLOBAL HEART for learning!"

     We want to impact the lives of  kids on both sides of the border.


                                                                                                                         --Co-founder Jesse Salem

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