Dr. Sheetal Karnik
Co-Founder, Program Director Science
Dr. Karnik is a scientist and an educator with more than 20 years of experience in teaching. She has a Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Arizona State University, a Masters in Biochemistry and has been a postdoctoral fellow at Veterans Affairs Research Facility. She is an accomplished scientist with multiple publications in International Science Journals and has been invited to talks to present her research in the field of cardiovascular health. She has been invited as a judge for the AZSEF and ISEF events for the past four years. In addition, she has a Bachelors in Education and has taught sciences to undergraduate, high school and middle school students.
Dr. Karnik has also done Patent Law and works with innovators on cutting edge technology and the most current advances in sciences. She has mentored students on research projects and their research has awarded these high school students patent applications which are currently pending in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Dr. Karnik is program director for all science related programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs designed by her include Honors ready, AP Exam Prep, SAT/ACT prep, Science camps, Escape The Lab, In-School Field Trips. Her unique lesson plans with interactive teaching strategies have rewarded her students with perfect (800/800) SAT, ACT and Subject SAT scores. In addition, students that have been mentored through New Edge Science Academy have been placed at AZSEF and ISEF and have won Intel Innovators Award at science fairs.
Co-Founder, Program Director Coding
Niharika Karnik, co-founder of New Edge Science Academy is a Computer Science- Software Engineering major at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. She is instrumental in designing engineering, coding and programming courses for New Edge Science Academy (Elementary, Middle school students). Being born and raised in Arizona, she is very well versed with our education system at elementary, middle school and high school level and brings her knowledge and experience to bring value based enrichment programs to our students.
Niharika Karnik is a program director for all the coding (elementary, intermediate and advanced) programming languages. Students learn various languages: Scratch, Python and Java based on their experience and interest level. All programs designed are application based and students end up designing games using the language learnt.
Program Director Math, Program Director Coding
Tapan Ganpule, is the Program Director for Mathematics and Physics (AP Calculus AB and BC exam prep, Ap Physics Prep, SAT Math and ACT Math). He has a Masters in Electronic Engineering from Ohio State University and a Bachelors in Computer science Engineering. He is a Manager at Intel Corp.
Tapan Ganpule is a program director for all the coding (elementary, intermediate and advanced) programming languages. Students learn various languages: Scratch, Python and Java based on their experience and interest level. All programs designed are application based and students end up designing games using the language learnt.
Program Director English
Tamara Soelberg is the program director for SAT Eng and ACT Eng. She is an experienced educator with 17 yrs of experience teaching high school students AP Language and AP Literature. She also works as a lecturer at Park University teaching advanced English.
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