Allan Wu is the current president of the California branch, which he founded in 2015 after hearing about KAST from Matthew Sun. Since then, the California branch has been one of the fastest growing branches, reaching over 100 elementary school students. Today, the California branch is formed by Cupertino High School (Brandon Wu, Naren Ramesh, Ethan Qi) and Evergreen Valley High School (Shannon and Megan Du) and is aiming for further expansion in Sunnyvale and Palo Alto.
Through hands-on, interactive science lessons, KAST California focuses on preserving curiosity and creativity in STEM education and wants to remind its students that science and fun often go hand in hand. KAST California currently teaches on a semester-system at all its elementary schools. Looking forward, the California branch is seeking expansion outside the Bay Area, increased efforts in volunteering and fundraising, and opportunities to leverage tech resources from the Silicon Valley.