STEM Advancement Inc, dba Mississippi Robotics (MR) dba MississippiSTEMAcademy.com was founded by Mr Ray Holt. Ray moved to Mississippi in 2010 to investigate the possibility of teaching rural students engineering and math. He soon added robotics. He has taught over 1000 students from 2nd to 12th grades as well as coached several teams in engineering and robotics competitions placing 1st and 2nd in several State level competitions as well as a top-ranked rookie team in International robotics competition. Ray has strong experience in computer design and manufacturing, computer science, and education. He has a BS degree in Electronic Engineering, an MS in Computer Science, and an MA in Education. He currently holds a license to teach secondary math in Mississippi. He is also a certified ROBOTC language instructor. The University of Mississippi engineering college has certified Ray to teach their Introduction to Engineering class to high school students for college credit. Ray also has 25 years’ experience organizing and running a youth sports league that served a total of over 10,000 participants in three sports year-round. Ray holds the distinction of being designer of the first microchip computer http://FirstMicroprocessor.com, the first electronic pin ball game, directed the engineering of an academy awarded special-effects product, produced a single-card computer used in the US Navy’s first two robots, as well as being a pioneer in the small computer publishing market. He has held positions such as VP Engineering of a Honeywell division, Director of Information Systems and Customer Service, and Director of Engineering and Operations/Manufacturing. He has founded three non-profits and two profit businesses. He has authored / published over 14 technical papers and reports. “Robotics: Does it motivate rural students to go to college” is one of his recent papers since serving in rural Mississippi. Ray met high-school science teacher Liz Patin in 2015. Liz is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she earned a B.A. in Psychology, pre-med. She received her Master’s degree from LSU in Kinesiology. Her science background and love for working with children makes her a perfect partner for Ray Holt. Together, they have begun collaborating with industries to create a curriculum that teaches employable skills.