Welcome to SciCo USA!

Who are we?

SciCo USA, the first SciCo initiative in the Western hemisphere, was founded by Mariya Fatakdawala and Niti Sawant in Austin, Texas.

The organization partners undergraduate students in STEM fields with middle school students in underserved areas. SciCo USA aims to help middle school students facing significant non-academic needs through mentorship programs that build supportive relationships that foster student interest in higher education.

While the program is currently being implemented in Austin, Texas, SciCo USA hopes to increase student retention rates in cities across the nation.

 “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai.

SciCo Mentors from The University of Texas at Austin
(Left to right) Back row: Deven Patel, Braden Wu, Jack Shoppe, Aneesh Soni; Middle Row: Anna Lang, Jessica Ngo, Preethi Keerathipati, Kaajol Dhana; Front Row: Niti Sawant, Wasim Meghani, Riya Ohri, Avnesha Gupta, Mariya Fatakdawala
Founders Mariya Fatakdawala and Niti Sawant (Pictured left to right)