About the Founder: Dhruv Syngol
Hi! My name is Dhruv Syngol, and I am currently a sophomore at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL. I have always had an interest in STEM ever since I was a student at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, which is a school located on the campus of Aurora Univesity. As I am just three years away from embarking on a new path (college), even I still don't know what I want to pursue in my future.
After observing that so many of my friends and the people I meet share the same dilemma as me, I wanted to do something about it. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I sought to find answers to my problem by spending time on the internet and reading about different careers, and this prompted a significant idea: why not I talk to professionals in each field that I am interested in and engage the entire community while spreading interest in STEM?
My idea then prompted me to start Open Gears, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating our rising youth about various STEM careers along with sparking an interest in STEM for everyone. I hope that I can use my past experience of taking part in an integrated STEM society and listening to STEM professionals talk about their careers to propel students' interests, including me, in a variety of fields, ultimately helping them reach their future goals.
Although I am still learning the skills and concepts necessary to make a difference in our community, I hope that you will develop an interest in STEM by participating in our career talks and hands-on events and join us toward a common goal.