STEM THE ART's current president/cofounder is David Wong, a high schooler that enjoys learning about STEM and various arts. Just like his sister, he is passionate about many things, like music and science, such as astronomy and physics. With the education system being well due for a change, as more and more kids focus on only STEM, it leaves less room for creativity. He recognizes the importance of learning STEM and art as one subject in schools curriculum as an important tool for expanding ones curiosity.
STEM THE ART was founded by Katherine Wong, a Stanford student who is passionate about both STEM and arts education. In addition to being a writer and musician, Katherine is also extremely interested in academic subjects from biology to natural history. Growing up, Katherine recognized that most school curriculum addressed STEM and the arts as being completely separate topics. She was often met with the stigma that artists and scientists were polar opposites, and one couldn’t simultaneously be the other. Katherine also recognized these same standards being put against her brother, who is an aspiring musician and mathematician.