About BlueStamp

We are a hands on technology program for high school students. We don’t do lectures, tests, or homework. We just build cool stuff from scratch.

Why am I learning this?

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At BlueStamp we understand the reason for lectures, exams, and tests. However, while we recognize that students must be evaluated in this manner, it is not always as enjoyable and does not always answer the question of “Why am I learning this”? The personal motivation in creating BlueStamp was to offer a real world experience in technology. Throughout our careers, we have found that customers want something very simple: high value products that work. BlueStamp replicates this aspect of the global marketplace to give students the most relevant and useful education possible. The BlueStamp team looks forward to working with students every summer as they develop passions in a challenging and exciting atmosphere!

The Founders

  • Robin Mansukhani
    Robin Mansukhani Co-founder

    Robin Mansukhani is CEO and Co-Founder of Deciduous Therapeutics, a biotech company developing novel therapies to treat diseases of aging. Previously he was CEO & Co-founder of Alzeca Biosciences, a biotech company focused on developing an early stage diagnostic technology for Alzheimer’s disease.  Prior to Alzeca, he co-founded several companies in renewable energy and biotech.  In addition, Robin has traveled the country lecturing on technology entrepreneurship, most recently at the Rice Business school and NYU’s Stern School of Business. Robin has served a term in AmeriCorps, volunteered with MindsMatter (academic mentoring program for low income students), and provided mentorship to Thiel Fellows.  He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two daughters, and indefatigable dog.

  • Dave Young
    Dave Young Co-founder

    Dave Young has 13 years of professional circuit design experience and currently operates Young Circuit Designs, a consulting firm which designs electronic products for startups from project definition through manufacturing. With a life-long love of teaching, he has been a camp counselor in high school, circuits lab TA in college, and now serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines.

The Directors

  • Sam Rogers
    Sam Rogers Director

    Sam has been an educator for 15 years: a teacher, tutor, director, and mentor. She loves creating spaces where students are able to explore and learn about what interests them. In college, she studied education and psychology, with a focus on cognitive processes and how people learn. The science of learning, and what is happening in our brains as we learn, fascinates her! She’s spent her career creating curriculums and learning environments that reflect what science shows is the best way to learn. She also make it a point to never stop learning herself, and is always finding new things to explore. In her spare time, she’s learning Mandarin and hopes to be conversation by this summer!

  • Jessie Contour
    Jessie Contour Director

    Jessie is a creative technologist and educator with 4+ years of teaching experience. She comes from a background of 3D animation, spending several years working as a technical artist in the video game industry before receiving her MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design. Jessie spent a year designing and building interactive exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History before deciding to focus her career on education. She currently is an Adjunct Faculty at Parsons and Hunter College in addition to working with BlueStamp Engineering. 

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