Educational Foundation Honors Grant Imahara
Late Mythbuster & Lucasfilm Engineer remembered through The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation…
Fans around the world were heartbroken when, in July, we learned of Grant Imahara’s passing.
Today, friends and family remembered Grant in a very, very appropriate way.
The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Grant’s mother, Carolyn Imahara, and several of his lifelong friends.
Guided by the core principles embodied by Grant throughout his life – curiosity, integrity and generosity, the Foundation’s mission is to inspire emerging talent and empower underserved youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education.
The Foundation will carry on Grant’s legacy of giving back to communities in need through mentorships, grants, and scholarships.
We envision a world where every student has equal access to STEAM education, regardless of their socio-economic status, race, color, or gender.
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“There are many students, like my son Grant, who need the balance of the technical and the creative, and this is what STEAM is all about,” said Carolyn Imahara, Grant’s mother and Foundation co-founder. “I’m so proud of my son’s career, but I’m equally proud of the work he did mentoring students. He would be thrilled that we plan to continue this, plus much more, through The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.”
In addition, the USC School of Engineering, together with Imahara’s friend and fellow USC graduate Wade Bick, started a drive to name a study lounge after Imahara. Any gifts directed to the Grant Imahara Memorial Study Lounge will go toward USC’s Viterbi K-12 stem center, providing educational projects to students, teachers and families in Southern California.
Imahara, who was also a robotics engineer who held positions at Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic, died on July 13 following a brain aneurysm. He was 49.