Welcome to Grow Mind – a community-driven platform dedicated to nurturing minds, cultivating futures, and empowering families and individuals through educational innovation
Our vision is to shape a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We aspire to create a global community that values lifelong learning, embraces diversity, and harnesses the power of innovation for positive change. We envision a society where knowledge is accessible to all, regardless of geographical, cultural, or economic barriers.
Grow Mind is not just a platform; it's a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal: the pursuit of knowledge and societal development. Our team comprises educators, technologists, and visionaries passionate about making a difference.
Executive Director Valerie Mih has developed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curricula and educational media for students of all ages for over 20 years. She holds an MFA in Animation from the University of Southern California, focusing on 3D animation, and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in American Studies, focusing on culture and ethnicity. After working in the entertainment industry (including the films "A Bugs Life" and "Toy Story II"), she discovered a passion for producing educational media and innovative curriculum to serve the next generation. Believing that education is a human right, she founded Grow Mind Learning Institute to address the worldwide access and equity gap in STEM education.
Rebecca Mih holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She has guided innovation and development in chip lithography, lasers, and manufacturing for over 25 years. In addition, she has volunteered as an instructor for the FIRST Lego League Challenge, introducing children to robotics and engineering principles.
Franz Zach is an expert in chip lithography and software solutions for major manufacturers. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. As an international researcher, he brings an international perspective and awareness to advising the educational efforts of the Institute.
We believe education should be accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstance
We empower individuals and families to take control of their learning journey to shape their futures
We embrace technology and innovative teaching methods to enhance the learning experience
We foster a supportive and collaborative community that encourages lifelong learning
Whether you're a learner seeking knowledge, a parent seeking learning resources, or an educator passionate about sharing expertise