Mission statement

AutoAuto’s vision is to disrupt our educational system so students are prepared and excited about the future technological job market. There is an artificial intelligence revolution underway changing the landscape of jobs, but today’s educational institutions have been slow to modernize and too often are preparing students for jobs that will be obsolete by the time they graduate.

In a world where learning to program will be as important as learning to speak your first language, AutoAuto will bring this opportunity to every kid. Just as you need to communicate with people to navigate in this world today, you will also need to know how to communicate with machines to navigate our world of the future. With AutoAuto at the helm, the classroom will be led by a symbiotic relationship between teachers and technology. Teachers’ roles will change. Technology will enhance and support teachers by delivering curricula, while teachers will guide the learning process with a philosophical approach making students better learners. And our students are all the better for it.


Motivating thoughts

"We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet."
- Margaret Mead

"...we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated." 
- Thomas Jefferson

“The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.”
- G.K. Chesterton


Problems


Facts

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are projected to increase by about 1 million jobs by 2022, but the number of American college graduates qualified and expected to fill these roles is still falling short.
  • The U.S. Department of Education reports that “only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a STEM career. Even among those who do go on to pursue a college major in the STEM fields, only about half choose to work in a related career.”  
  • The most recent report from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranked the U.S. 35th out of 64 countries in math and 27th in science. Among the 35 countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. ranked 27th in math and 20th in science.
  • A recent report published by the National Science Foundation found that students from underprivileged backgrounds continue to lag behind their more privileged peers, limiting them from opportunities to be exposed to and to grow in STEM subjects that can lead to intellectually stimulating and rewarding careers.