Courier-Journal: Zaniac outlet to promote STEM activities

By Sheldon S. Shafer,

Zaniac, a company dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities for young adults, will open an "after-school enrichment center" at 1257 S. Hurstbourne Parkway near the Plainview Village Shopping Center on Oct. 15.

It will be the company's first Kentucky campus.   The after-school STEM enrichment franchise has corporate campuses open in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, in addition to franchises in Miami, New York City, Texas, California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The fast-growing franchise plans to reach 50 campuses total by the end of 2017.

Zaniac offers programs and camps that promote the importance of math and science while preparing children primarily in grades K-8 for 21st century jobs.  Popular programs include Zaniac Robotics: LEGO, Minecraft, 3D Printing, app creation, fashion design, and computer programming.

The bright, colorful campus features glass-walled classrooms with white boards and large multimedia screens. It also has a variety of tools to engage students in real-world applications of STEM subjects.

The Hurstbourne campus is owned and operated by local entrepreneurial couple and franchisees Dhaval and Kinjal Patel, who are combining their love of science and business to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.

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Courier-Journal: Zaniac outlet to promote STEM activities