Social Sciences and
Public Policy Research Lab

Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Lab


Several countries face humanitarian crises and burning issues like hunger, poverty, drug abuse and mental health among others. DiscoverSTEM’s Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Lab allow children to understand the current challenges faced by communities and find innovative ways to resolve them.
Our young innovators research the problems and brainstorm innovative solutions that can solve challenges. They understand the nuances of forming good public policy, plan its implementation and ensure that it is delivered effectively and seamlessly to the last person in the country. This lab has one special focus item – ‘The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ (UN-SDGs), and how they can be achieved through innovations in the next couple of years.

At our Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Lab, we provide our students:

Domain-specific
training.

Activities to understand
domain concepts.

One large project at the end of the module.

Domain-specific
training.

Activities to understand
domain concepts.

One large project at the end of the module.

We leave our students by introducing them to some of the most pressing problems in the social science and public policy domain, encouraging them to find a solution to it later in their lives.

Some of the remarkable innovations made by DiscoverSTEM students at
our Social Sciences & Public Policy Research Lab are:

 

Some of the remarkable innovations made by DiscoverSTEM students at our Social Sciences & Public Policy Research Lab are:

Handheld device to detect lead compounds and impurities in water

This innovation received ‘Honorable Mention’ at NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Challenge – 2018

Read Patent Details:

Google Patents | Bibliography

System to predict and prevent drug abuse

(Patent Pending)

(This innovation won 2nd prize at Texas Regional Future City Competition – 2019 and Special Prize at Texas Regional Future City Competition – 2019)

System to predict and prevent psychological disorder

(Patent Pending)

This innovation was ‘Global Finalist’ at Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge – 2017, held at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

A high speed air pressure based propulsion system for transporting resources

(Patent Pending)

Alcholohism induced violence
prevention system

Alcholohism induced violence prevention system

(Patent Pending)

A device to prevent spill of ice-cream

(Patent Pending)

Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.