The IT Club is dedicated to reducing the global e-waste problems and bringing computers to underrepresented students to enable learning opportunities. We aim to accomplish this by sharing our knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with middle school and high school students, providing free IT services to the community to repair, upgrade and refurbish computers to prolong the life of existing devices, and donating refurbished computers to underrepresented students. By teaching and providing free IT services to the community, we prevent outdated and broken computers from becoming e-waste, and make technology accessible for students who otherwise wouldn't have access to technology.
Our Team (2021-2022 academic year)
Founder and CEO
Ethan is a senior at Saratoga High School. He is very passionate about science and technology and loves using them to solving problems in the engineering field. He has conducted research focusing on challenges in spacecraft parachute design, rocket recovery, laptop thermal management, and new types of datacenter cooling. Ethan is involved in the school FRC and Science Bowl teams, and is one of the anchors and editors of his school's TV news team. He enjoys taking things apart and figuring out how they work. As the founder and president of The IT Club, he provides electronics repair services for students and teaches others how to repair their own devices.
Vice President of Marketing
Carolyn Wang is a junior at Saratoga High School who loves computational linguistic puzzles, CS, music, and writing. At school, Carolyn is involved in cross country, Information Technology Club, Aspiring to Create English Club, and newspaper as a School Scope editor. Outside of school, she currently plays flute in the San Jose Youth Symphony. She also likes searching up datasets on Kaggle and reading medium articles related to NLP libraries. In her free time, Carolyn writes in her medium blog and records music covers and graphic videos for fun on Youtube. At the IT Club, she currently leads the organization's STEM Career Talks and partakes in the IT Repair Class, learning how to repair devices.
Vice President of Fundraising
Director of Technology
Brian Deng is a freshman at Monta Vista High School. Most of what he likes is related to technology. He does cybersecurity challenges and helps maintain a non-profit organization’s website. Brian is also learning about making iOS apps. He likes to play video games, watch videos about computer hardware, read books, and talk online during his free time. He refurbishes computers and helps manage computer donations as part of his role in the IT Club.
Director of Volunteering
Kathy is a freshman in Saratoga High School. She is passionate about music, reading, and is currently exploring different subjects. In 8th grade, she was involved in cross country, speech and debate, and band. Outside of school, Kathy enjoys playing the flute as well as reading different books. During her free time, Kathy loves to bake as well as reading random news articles. At the IT club, she will help find more volunteers and help track volunteer hours for each member.
Director of Arizona Branch
Susan is a senior at University High School in Tucson, Arizona. She loves reading, making music, and cooking. She has been involved in her school’s Science Olympiad Team, UNICEF Club, Mock Trial Team, and various other clubs. She has been playing in the marching band as part of the Front Ensemble for the past three years. Outside of school, Susan has continued to play piano and oboe for years, and has participated in research regarding antennae and lenses for automotive driving. She has also previously organized a speaker series for middle school aged children in her community to learn more about STEM and Business fields.
Director of California Southern Branch
David is a sophomore at University High School in Irvine, California who is passionate about reading, cooking, technology, and the outdoors. At school, David is involved in the high school swim team and his school's investment club. Outside of school, he has been playing the piano for many years and has spent a considerable amount of time volunteering at local non-profit organizations. He is also a Life Scout and has partaken in numerous high adventure trips with his troop. David enjoys cooking & baking new things, and spends time working on drawing, photography, and video projects in his free time.
Director of Minnesota Branch
Melody is a freshman at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota. She is involved in band, math team and also takes college level courses at the University of Minnesota. Outside of school, she is a member of US figure skating. She trains and competes with EPFSC. In her free time, Melody enjoys baking and reading, as well as spending time with animals. She also enjoys working with young children.
Director of New Jersey Branch
Bruce is a freshman at Glen Rock High School in Glen Rock, New Jersey. He enjoys pursuing the visual arts, and often spends time on digital art and animation. In the past he has been involved in different groups and organizations such as the State competition level FLL team, Cyborgs, as well as the Fort Lee location of BCDC (Bergen County Debate Club). He occasionally participates in art related events/competitions, and often works on pieces for online bulletins.