The JEKL Foundation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics

at 2685 S Dayton Way #287, Aurora, 80231 United States

STEM + Art = STEAM! JEKL is a 501(c) 3 organization empowering youth through STEAM education! We embrace the uninitiated and change the face of technology!

The JEKL Foundation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics
2685 S Dayton Way #287
Aurora , CO 80231
United States
Contact Phone
P: (310) 889-5605


JEKL believes art, including design, is a critical thread in the STEM disciplines. JEKL partners are aligned and passionate about increasing the number of US students in STEM at all levels of learning and contributions to learning.

General Info

Incorporation of art & design empowers JEKL's commitment to close the current gender gap in STEM education and the STEM professions.

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Thank you Rod Batiste, Director, The Community Foundation for Financial Literacy, for your generous gift to the JEKL mission!

Published on 2014-12-16 17:29:31 GMT

The JEKL Foundation through its Board of Directors wishes to extend gracious appreciation to Dr. Horace & Michelle Phillips Mitchell for their generous investment in STEM/STEAM!

Published on 2014-12-15 23:34:11 GMT

Karen Broussard Gardner planted a seed that will surely serve to grow a STEM girl! Thank you for your generous donation!

Published on 2014-12-13 02:17:52 GMT

The JEKL Foundation wishes to thank April Crudupt Williams for a generous investment in STEM!!! You truly make a difference and we truly appreciate you!

Published on 2014-12-13 02:14:27 GMT

Vincent Fears, your initial contribution was generous and appreciated! Your SECOND contribution a blessing of Big Bang Theory proportion! Thank you. You're changing lives!

Published on 2014-12-11 17:51:02 GMT

Clyde Gabriel, your generous donation has confirmed your commitment to STEAM programming excellence for girls and kids of color! Our Board is forever grateful! Thank you!

Published on 2014-12-11 17:46:09 GMT

Melanie Sullivan, you are a gift to future STEM girls! The JEKL Foundation through its Board of Directors wishes to thank you for your philanthropy! We recognize you could bless any organization, but you chose us! Thank you!

Published on 2014-12-10 21:55:01 GMT

The JEKL Foundation, through its Board of Directors and the children & educators it serves, would like to thank the following philanthropic community leaders who chose to support us as we work to change the face of technology forever. We know you could share your support with any number of non profits, but you chose JEKL and for that we are grateful: Tina Pickett-Baisden Stacie Davis Vincent Fears Joni Johnson-Powe Kami LeMon Your generosity will contribute to girls and children of color being exposed to hands on science and technology in such a away that they will dream big and dream possible! Thank you!!

Published on 2014-12-10 21:09:32 GMT

JEKL hosted MyDENVER after school drop in scientists for a delicious hour of Cupcake Chemistry. We made Innovators Cream (Ice Cream) and have shared the recipe on this page! Thank you KingSouper for donating the supplies!

Published on 2014-12-05 23:25:27 GMT

EDIBLE CHEMISTRY: JEKL INNOVATOR'S CREAM Materials for a 3-4 person group: Quart-sized zip top plastic bag; Gallon-sized zip top plastic bag; Ice cubes; Salt (start with 1/4c.); 1⁄2 c. half & half; 1⁄2 c. whipping cream; 3 1⁄2 T. sugar; 1⁄4 t. vanilla (optional); Rubber spatula, mixing spoons, plastic spoons, small cups Instructions (in exact order) Step 1: Place half & half, whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla in the smaller bag. Zip bag and place inside the larger one. Step 2: Pack ice inside larger bag around the smaller one. Pour at least 1⁄4 cup of table salt evenly over ice. Seal large bag. Step 3: Shake the bag! If after 15 mins consistency of ice cream is not as desired, pour off water,add more ice cubes & salt. Once desired consistency is reached, rinse salt from bag and place ice cream into cups! The Science of Innovator’s Cream (Ice Cream): Ice melts at 32 Fahrenheit (F) which is not cold enough to freeze liquid. Salt forces temperature of melting ice below 10° F. Heat flows from the ice cream ingredients to the melting ice and the ice cream becomes cold enough to freeze. Shaking the bag brings the warmer inside ingredients in contact with the cold outside ingredients. This speeds up the freezing process. The liquid ingredients mixes with air which makes the ice cream soft and light and edible with a spoon even though it is frozen! Experiment: Repeat the process without using salt. What happens to the process? STEM Professional: Mechanical Engineers design and make ice cream machines; Chemist make flavors for ice cream

Published on 2014-12-05 23:17:36 GMT

Notes From A STEM Girl: Girls who just won't take no for an answer actually make the best engineers!

Published on 2014-12-05 22:43:34 GMT

Global Health Fellows Program II, 6 month PAID internship ($1680 biweekly). Deadline 12/5/2014 WASHINGTON, DC Supply Chain Analytics Intern Commodities Security and Logistics Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development Location: Washington, DC Anticipated timeframe: January 2015 - July 2015: Compensated 6 month internship INT-P4-003 The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency's immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available. Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency's ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health. BACKGROUND: USAID procures and distributes over $1B in health pharmaceuticals and supplies every year and invests over $200M annually to strengthen supply chains in developing countries. With over 100 points of origin, over 50 destination countries, more than 4,000 stock keeping units and hundreds of shipments a year, the amount of data generated from its supply chain operation is significant. In addition, there is data residing in multiple country systems and many other data sources that can further support USAID's supply chain program. USAID is in the process of bringing online a data warehouse and business intelligence tool to house and use these disparate datasets in the management of its supply chain programs and investments. INTRODUCTION: The Commodity Security and Logistics Division within the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in the Bureau for Global Health is seeking a Supply Chain Analytics Intern to assist the Business Intelligence Team in (1) evaluating the quality of critical datasets, (2) designing solutions to address the root causes of missing and erroneous data, (3) designing strategic reports and dashboards to support key management units within USAID's Global Health, and (4) identifying business process improvement opportunities centered around the newly developing analytics platform. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Gaining an understanding of the Global Health supply chain data, data mapping processes and standards, core supply chain processes, business intelligence tools, dash boarding and analytics. Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyzing 20+ supply chain datasets for data quality, identifying root causes of error through data analysis, business process review, and stakeholder interviews. Recommending solutions to improve overall data quality (changes in processes, input automation, input masks, etc.). Working with key personnel across the organization to design dashboards and reports to provide decision-support and enable more efficient, effective, and strategic management. Through business process mapping on certain functions within USAID, recommending improvements to the process that could be made through the newly designed dashboards and reports. QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor's degree candidate in a program related to supply chain management, business, information systems, computer science or relevant field; or completion of such a program within past 12 months. Deep analytical skills and experience in Microsoft Excel. Demonstrated experience and understanding of supply chain management, procurement, and/or logistics for a large organization. Experience in designing and building dashboards and/or analytical reports. Experience with Tableau and/or MicroStrategy software a plus. Familiarity with data model design a plus. Experience with ArcGIS a plus. Basic understanding of relational databases and query experience (SQL, etc.) a plus. Strong attention to detail with the ability to mine hundreds of thousands of records for problems and insights; strategic thinking enough to translate such detailed data into actionable recommendations to management. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. COMPENSATION: $1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position). TO APPLY: Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at All applications must be submitted by Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

Published on 2014-12-03 02:01:09 GMT

Notes From A STEM Girl: The first step to improving in math is to STOP saying you don't like it!

Published on 2014-12-01 08:55:27 GMT

Notes From A STEM Girl: Girls who graduate with engineering degrees write their own ticket.I know.I did. You can.You will.

Published on 2014-12-01 08:51:26 GMT

Notes From A STEM Girl: Most STEM discipline summer internships are invaluable & compensated!

Published on 2014-12-01 08:44:19 GMT

VIDEO GAMING AT BLAIR CALDWELL wraps up with Certificates of Coding Excellence for those dedicated students who SHOWED UP PREPARED AND READY TO WORK for the last 6 weeks. 10 am - 11 am Parents please check your emails!

Published on 2015-05-15 22:30:32 GMT

VIDEO GAMING/SCALABLE DESIGN with JEKL FOUNDATION Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 10 am. FREE.

Published on 2015-05-09 02:44:16 GMT

NOTE FROM A STEM GIRL:1989 I graduated with a Masters in Nuclear Engineering.The program's only physicist & woman. So, tell me again about math being too hard? You can do this.

Published on 2015-04-27 13:26:22 GMT

The JEKL Foundation has launched "Say It With STEAM!", a college admissions support program for rising high school juniors & seniors. We use technology to take goals from merely aspiring to audacious, creating clear illustrations of stand apart students with globally bright futures. Contact us at or #jeklfoundation

Published on 2015-04-15 20:33:09 GMT

The JEKL Foundation is most grateful to Atty Lenora & Kevin Taylor for their generous donation and continuous commitment to support STEAM kids!

Published on 2015-04-15 20:03:01 GMT

KIDZ CODE POWER MOMENT: Introduced genius urban kids to coding.It was their 1st time.They built 2D games&learned computers ONLY did as told!

Published on 2015-04-05 20:19:12 GMT

We are gaming! Join us at 10 a.m., - 1 p.m. today, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Bring your laptop or use one of ours!

Published on 2015-04-04 13:03:29 GMT

NOTES FROM A STEM GIRL: When I greet smiles worn on 6 year old faces I extend my hand,address them as "Doctor" & witness their AHA! moment.

Published on 2015-11-15 16:57:41 GMT

LACK of Access to technology is not something any community or its children should experience at any time in the 21st Century. JEKL IS GOING MOBILE! If you can't get to one of our programming sites, we will bring programming to you!

Published on 2015-11-04 18:32:44 GMT

The JEKL Foundation received from Tech4All Denver a gift of 15 fully loaded laptops!! These laptops allows JEKL to make STEAM mobile, impacting girls and boys in urban and rural communities! The additional agreement is that every child that completes JEKL programming is eligible for a desktop computer, upgradeable every 2 years and repaired or replaced at any time while the student owns the computer!

Published on 2015-11-04 18:30:10 GMT

The FOUNDATION has joined Tech4All and is positioned to put a computer into the home of every child who participates in our programming! Inbox me your interest!

Published on 2015-10-01 18:10:36 GMT

JEKL has been involved in SCALABLE DESIGN training with UC BOULDER & AGENTSHEETS/AGENTCUBES development teams. The concept of using gaming applications to model real world challenges is immeasurable. JEKL KIDS WILL CHANGE THE WORLD!