Founder and director of the original Tech Academy, the late Dr. Jay Pinson envisioned the program as a way to inspire youth about careers in the fields of engineering and science and to enlighten them on their need to excel in math and similar disciplines while progressing from middle school through high school.
He determined that the Tech Academy needed a high-powered, relevant curriculum, and a commitment to excellence. He encouraged learning through hands-on, collaborative problem-solving.
San Jose State University’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Program is named after Dr. Pinson, in honor of his work.
The Silicon Valley Tech Academy’s directors and staff aim to preserve and grow his legacy