Teza Sponsors STEM Summer Camp for After-School All-Stars in Chicago
CHICAGO (August 9, 2013) — After-School All-Stars today announced the successful completion of their five-day STEM CampUs summer camp that took place on July 29 – August 2 in Chicago. With a sponsorship from Chicago-based global quantitative trading firm Teza, After-School All-Stars hosted 40 students from the Chicago area at the Illinois Institute of Technology for an immersive middle- to high-school transition program designed for students to experience and explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
Teza CEO Misha Malyshev said, “CampUs, including the students’ visit to our Teza offices, far exceeded my highest hopes and at the end of the camp, my only disappointment was that it was over. Needless to say, we at Teza plan to sponsor CampUs Chicago next year.”
CampUs participants had exhibited early warning signs for dropping out in high school, which led to their selection for this intensive intervention and support program. At CampUs, students learned to navigate the unique Chicago high school application and selection process, and discovered STEM career possibilities through field trips and interviews with professionals. Students also created their own businesses, explored Chicago and built relationships with role model-mentors, including Teza employee volunteers.
After-School All-Stars CEO Ben Paul said, “Misha and Teza are clearly committed to helping support the work of After-School All-Stars and we are delighted that they are as happy with CampUs Chicago as we are. We look forward to working together in the future.”
About After-School All-Stars
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. During the school year, children participate in free programs that include academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness activities. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Over 92,000 children from families of poverty benefit in 14 U.S. regions: Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, North Texas, Ohio, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.as-as.org.
Teza is a science and technology driven global quantitative trading business headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and London. Misha Malyshev has led Teza as the CEO since he founded the company in 2009. Misha earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University and he also graduated with an M.S. in Theoretical Physics and a B.S. summa cum laude in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.