Aditya Ohri, is a Grade 12 student from St. Robert Catholic High School enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Inspired by his passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Aditya founded the non-profit organization, Court Science, which aims to make engaging in STEM education and data science accessible to youth worldwide through his other passion, sports.
“I received the inspiration to create Court Science just recently during the pandemic. I realized that distance learning can be challenging for students, especially outside of the engaging classroom setting where students may not have access to the right tools and support to fuel a desire to learn for the sake of it. With a strong passion for both STEM and sports, I wanted to create an online platform that would help students learn new concepts about Statistics and Data Science in an engaging yet simple manner, through sports,” said Aditya.
Court Science offers free virtual data science camps, and an online interactive data visualization lab which allows sports enthusiasts to explore both league or individual statistics, in an engaging and visual manner. The goal of the camp is to encourage youth to stay active while learning something new about data science and statistics. Since its launch, Court Science has partnered with various youth organizations and municipalities in efforts to create meaningful impact on youth worldwide.
Court Science’s free virtual summer camps are available to students in Grades 4-9 on a weekly basis. Students can register for a free session at www.courtscience.ca.
“My passion for STEM, and learning in general, definitely inspired me to start the organization. I would like to give credit to my outstanding teachers at St. Robert CHS who supported and motivated me to pursue this strong passion for learning,” said Aditya. As he enters his final year of high school in September, Aditya hopes to continue to use technology for social good and solve real world problems by pursuing a post-secondary education in computer science. His hope for the future of Court Science is to create lesson plans and challenges that help educators and parents better engage youth in STEM.