Magnitude.io is committed to 21st Century STEM* education, assisting the next generation of scientists and engineers with project-based learning experiences.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
CEO & Co-founder
Having built and sold his first dotcom in the 1990’s, Ted has been building relationships on the Internet since 1994. With leading work at Knight Ridder Digital and global brand experience at digital agency Millions of Us, Ted has most recently invested time in game development and the online payments space. In addition to his role as Co-founder of Magnitude, Ted is principal of internet consultancy, Universus. He lives with his wife and teenage sons in the SF Bay Area.
COO & Co-founder
Tony So has decades of experience in founding businesses, developing businesses, advertising, web design, online lesson design, applying new technologies to education, conceptualizing educational products and in educational outreach to schools.
Before founding Magnitude.io, Tony cofounded the outdoor advertising company Xtronx where he provided leadership in operation and partnership strategies. He also was instrumental in launching an online-video production and distribution platform, TurnHere, and the ebook online publishing and distribution platform, Vook. He was instrumental in the development of the online-MBA course, The 8 Factors. Tony So lives with his wife, a teacher, and 2 daughters in the beautiful Oakland hills. Both are avid proponents of using hands-on lessons and the newest technology to engage students to their fullest in learning.
Engineer & Co-founder
A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, Kareem has a wide array of interests and experiences he draws on as an engineer, from an academic history in Planetary Science and organic chemistry to practical experience with metal fabrication and programming. His past projects include designing and building high-altitude balloons and pushing the boundaries of high-end virtual reality hardware. He is the engineer for the Exo project, putting the controls of ISS experiments in the hands of students and teachers.
Adrian Scott founded the pioneering social networking site, Ryze, which was the big influence on Friendster, which in turn influenced Facebook. He was a founding investor in Napster.
He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at age 20 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has advised Starmine, sold to Thomson Reuters, and Plaxo, sold to Comcast, and angel invested in startups including BuyDirect.com and Giganet, which were both sold to publicly-traded companies. He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel and participated heavily in Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth program while growing up. He is a co-inventor of a social networking patent.
Luis Peña is a software developer with a strong background in mathematics. He has collaborated on a wide range of software projects from an Android application for simple photo customizations, to an online web application development environment. He maintains a diverse set of interests beyond programming, including volunteering to teach students who are preparing to compete in international mathematics competitions, and experimenting with ecological farming practices.
Carlos Del Cid
Carlos is a software developer with over 20 years of experience with multiple technologies, and is always eager to learn more. His other interests include traveling, ecology, farming, education, and health.
Robert Twiggs has been a professor of astronautical engineering at MSU in July 2009. He was instrumental in the development of a space systems curriculum. Prior to his time at MSU, Twiggs was a consulting professor in the aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University for 14 years. He is responsible for developing the curriculum for students interested in designing, building and operating small space experiments. He helped develop the original concepts for the CricketSat, CanSat, CubeSat and the PocketQub for educational applications for use in space. In 2010 he was selected as by the Space News publication as one of 10 space professionals “That Made a Difference in Space”. One of his recent publications is as a co-author of the article “Citizen Satellites” in the February 2011 Scientific American. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and an master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Lewis J. Feldman
Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Natural Resources
Lewis J. Feldman is a professor of plant biology at the University of California, Berkeley and is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Natural Resources. He is in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Feldman has taught at Berkeley since 1978 and received Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996. Professor Feldman‘s research focuses on regulation of development in meristems/stem cells, root gravitropism, and redox regulation of plant development.
Managing Director of STEM Media & Education, PBS SciGirls
Rita is Managing Director of STEM Media & Education for Twin Cities Public Television’s National Productions Department, and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning SciGirls program. In her role she leads the development of STEM education initiatives and television production.
Ms. Karl served as the Director of Education at the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Director of the USAID project ‘Education Technology in Schools’ in Egypt, Manager of the Texas Aerospace Scholars Program at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Education Manager at Universities Space Research Association, Project Manager for Education at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Director of the NASA Discovery Museum at Moody Gardens in Texas.
A former elementary educator, Ms. Karl holds a Masters of Science Degree in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Directing.
President of LUNAR
David is the President of the Livermore Unit of the National Association of Rocketry (LUNAR), the largest National Association of Rocketry (NAR) club in the US.
His work in rocketry includes: Outreach to schools, Scouts, 4H, Civil Air Patrol, and summer camps; Mentoring teams for the annual aerospace competition, Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC); and serves as a Committee Member for both ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites), and NAR Level 3 Certification.
David is a certified Level 3 flyer, having flown High Power Rockets (HPR) since 2004.
Director of Customer Innovation and Academia at OSIsoft
John Matranga is the Director of Customer Innovation and Academia at OSIsoft. Responsible for the global STEM education program at OSIsoft, John enables academic institutions to leverage the PI System software and OSIsoft resources for education and research use.
John has extensive expertise in technology vision, adoption, and services. Focused on sensor based data for the past 30 years, his work has spanned the areas of software architecture, design, development and delivery for commercial software offerings in the areas now considered to be Cyber Physical Systems or Industrial Internet of Things and Big Data. John lives in the San Francisco bay area with his wife and three children.
Science/Computer Science Teacher in Manteca Unified School District
With over 27 years experience, Mr. Unterholzner is award-winning teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from CSU Sacramento. In 2015 Steve was named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, one of only 250 teachers in the country.
Steve serves on the National Test Development Team for SAT Chemistry, and is lead teacher for professional development for San Joaquin County Office of Education, Delta Sierra Science Project, and the Manteca Unified School District.
Founder and CEO at Beyond Horizons Space Consulting, LLC
Dan is a retired military space professional with 20 years of dedicated service through the United States Air Force. In his last assignment as Air Forces Southern Command’s Director of Space Forces, he led or organized over 30 space partnership events to create initial space partnership foundations between the US, Brazilian, Chilean and Colombian militaries. His personal vision is cultivating interconnected, global communities through partnership.
Dan specializes in helping international space development organizations establish partnerships within US and Latin American markets. He is currently serving Faith Comes By Hearing to deliver God’s Word to every person on earth, leading Renew TC’s partnership development efforts to end global energy poverty through the Share the Light Project, and helps communities build sustainable STEAM Outreach and Workforce Development ecosystems.