Our Founders

Ron Cougler, Co-Founder

Ron was a high school teacher for 30 years, teaching students from Grade 9 to OAC and at all levels of ability.

He holds a Principal’s Certificate from the Ontario Ministry of Education and has given workshops across Canada in connection with two high school texts he has authored. For the several years, he was pleased to help build STEM Camp into a province-wide summer awesome learning adventure for children. For several more years, Ron has been the Executive Director of STEM Camp Foundation to help finance STEM projects for elementary school children to lead them to the exciting world of STEM related careers.

Kevin Cougler, Co-Founder

Kevin has been an entrepreneur with a social purpose for his entire career. While creating businesses in the Information Technology sector since 1994, he has also purchased and operated businesses in the healthcare and engineering sectors. His not-for-profit experience began in 2005 with Partners in Research, a London-based Canadian charity where he held the Executive Director position from 2012 to 2015. In 2014 Kevin founded the not-for-profit venture, STEM Camp, and is now the Executive Director. STEM Camp was created to help encourage children to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields of study. Under Kevin’s guidance, STEM Camp has inspired over 60,000 children since its inception.

“I am very excited about the STEM Camp Foundation. Recently we conducted STEM workshops in over 200 classrooms in Ontario. The results of these visits clearly showed that teachers needed additional resources to help them prepare and execute STEM-based programming in their classrooms. STEM Camp Foundation was created to help address this need and to inspire students in the K-8 system.