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Our Founder

Megan Loh, an avid Girl Scout and Stanford University undergraduate from California, has been a STEM enthusiast since elementary school.  She has been a lead instructor for STEMup4Youth since middle school and has seen firsthand how girls, especially the underprivileged and minorities, face the gender stereotypes of the tech industry.

Hoping to make a change, she founded a coding club in 2015 for her Girl Scouts Silver Project to bring computer programming to under-served girls. Soon, she turned her club into the non-profit organization of GEARup4Youth, through which she brings interactive robotics and STEM programs to under-served communities.

  • National Gold Award Girl Scouts

  • Girl Scouts Take Action Award

  • Girl Scouts Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist

  • GM STEM for Changemaking  National Award

  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News Cool kid

  • OC Family Whiz Kid

  • President's Gold Volunteer Service Awards

  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention

  • Orange County 4th District Kindness Award

  • US Congressional Gold Medal

  • Coke Scholar

  • Equitable Excellence Scholar

  • Hodson Scholar

  • National AP Scholar

  • National Merit Scholar

  • Rensselaer Math & Science Medal Award

  • USAMTS Bronze Prize Winner

  • STEMup4Youth President

  • World Relief Chamber Music President

  • Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Competition 1st place Novice Team

  • Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Competition 3rd place Advance Team

  • Fullerton Rotary Top 100


Megan Speaks at the United Nations Headquarters

GEARup4Youth founder and president, Megan Loh, a gender and tech activist, was invited to speak about gender equality in science and technology at the United Nation’s Headquarters in New York City.  During the conference, she was able to share her views on solutions to bridge the gender disparity to policymakers around the world!

Megan Speaks at KROQ Radio Station

GEARup4Youth founder, Megan, along with STEMup4Youth founder, Sharleen, were invited to speak at the Teddy Talk event and host interactive activities at the Kidspace Children's Museum with Megan Holiday, the On Air DJ from The World Famous KROQ Radio Station.

A big thanks to our partners, Got Milk?, K-Earth 101, Entercom, and for making this event possible!


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