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Our Team

Meet Our Team Members

mo_amani
At Genius Camp we are empowered by a dynamic team of professionals who specialize in subjects including Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Mo Amani
/ Founder & CEO of GENIUS CAMP

We engage children in real-life challenges and encourage them to put theory into practice in a fun way, using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We expand our campers’ perspectives by awakening their problem-solving skills and inspiring them to think outside the box. We identify and pinpoint every individual’s needs and walk them through the path of success at a pace that is best suited for them. Our integrated teaching methods explore the genius within the child and inspire them to become more knowledgeable, creative, and self-motivated not only in the classroom but also in real life.

The guys behind the curtains

Whose Inspirations You Love

Mo Amani, P.Eng., PMP

Founder & CEO of Genius Camp
The founder and CEO of Genius Camp, Mo is a senior mechanical engineer, a respected leader in his field, and an effective mentor with more than 14 years of practical experience in design and project management. In addition to his engineering background he is known for coaching and education youth, and is particularly proud of his success training students to participate in international math contests, where his students brought home three gold, three silver, and five bronze medals from the International Mathematics Olympiads (IMO). Having published three books in math and science for children, Mo developed many of Genius Camp’s curriculum based on a gold combination of hands-on and theory learning through project-based education. He believes engineers are the best candidates to teach STEM.

Babak Babaee, P.Eng., MBA

Co-Founder & Vice-President of Genius Camp
As the co-founder and vice-president of Genius Camp, Babak is an avid supporter of experiential education and enjoys working closely with a team of engineers and teachers to create innovative curriculums. As the head of our Program Development Group, he strongly believes in hands-on project-based education. Babak has over 15 years of professional experience as an engineer and consultant. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, a aster’s degree in aerospace engineering from Concordia University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is a board member with the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, a member of the Canadian delegation to the ISO and is a professional engineer in Ontario.

Mehdi Radjabalipour

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Dr. Mehdi Radjabalipour is a professor in math. He finished his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto. Mehdi has won many prizes from multiple mathematical societies and has published more than 70 papers in international journals; presented several papers at international conferences; and has published more than 25 papers in national journals. Mehdi joined Genius Camp in 2017 and leads our math department to develop math curriculums for different age groups.

Denzel Sze

ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY
Denzel is currently studying mechatronics engineering at the Ontario Tech University. In the future, he would like to pursue his goal of becoming a fully-fledged professional engineer. He is a very active and enthusiastic person.

Ridwan Kabir

RYERSON UNIVERSITY
Ridwan is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He is interested in emerging technologies and how humans interact with the world around them. Ridwan enjoys working with children and actively does so by coaching students in addition to his role as an instructor at Genius Camp. He is a strong believer in learning through hands-on work and being inquisitive and open-minded.

Vanessa Bottero

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Vanessa studied mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about engineering design and hopes to one day work creating robotic prosthetic limbs! As a female in STEM, she thinks that it is vital for young girls to be encouraged to pursue their interests in science and engineering because experiences like Genius Camp can foster lifelong goals and dreams. She looks forward to helping shape the minds of the future

Ian Yurikh

ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY
Ian has been teaching kids for the past 7 years. He has studied automotive engineering at Ontario Tech University. He loves working with kids and teaching them anything and everything from coding to robotics to engineering. He finds it is extremely important to instill the sense of curiosity and wonderment at an early age.

Shervin Mehryar

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Shervin is a staff researcher at the University of Toronto, in electrical & computer engineering. He is a big fan of making smart robots and believes in the power of learning through hands-on work. In high school he was a part of George Vanier High School’s competitive robotics team. In university, he led a team of engineers to make a fully automated submarine that used SONAR for navigation under water. He also worked for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and wrote a binary code for the 2015 Mars Rover! His programmer nickname is BoB, what’s yours?

Maxx Karpowicz

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Maxx graduated from the University of Toronto where he studied machine learning and data mining. He is currently a teacher’s assistant for “Introduction to Computational Theory.” On weekends he also often works in film as an actor and writer. Maxx also enjoys music of almost any kind and plays guitar in his free time. He is an avid reader of all things and if you have a book recommendation for him, I’m sure he would be happy to hear it.
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