Our goal through this invention is to provide the following amenities to homeless people: a portable and sanitary shelter in which to sleep that is passively temperature controlled and allows for access to modern necessities. It is with a corresponding sense of urgency that we have sought to apply engineering principles and processes toward the development of a device that we believe will go a long way in serving the homeless population in Los Angeles.
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Evelyn has worked with DIY Girls since August of 2014. As DIY Girls’ Executive Director, Evelyn is responsible for the program success of DIY Girls ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. One of her passions includes learning with students by developing hands-on STEM experiences that allow students to pursue their passions and creatively express themselves while working on real world problems.
Evelyn has earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and UCLA, respectively, as well as a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Violet Mardirosian was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She studied Mechanical Engineering in Toulouse, France for 1 ½ years before coming to the US in 1980. She studied Mathematics in CSU Stanislaus and obtained her teaching credential from CSU LA 1995, and later received her Masters degree in Mathematics from CSU Northridge. She is National Board Certified Teacher who provides support for new LAUSD teachers. She is also Real Estate Broker off campus.
Mrs. Mardirosian began teaching 1993 at Sun Valley Middle School where she taught for 3 years. She joined the Magnet family in 1996 and has been teaching there since. She has taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Math Analysis, Calculus AB and BC. Her students experience great success on passing the AP Calculus exam. She is the coordinator of the Magnet program.