Aidan & Keeley Aird
Founders, STEM Kids Rock
Canadian siblings and Guinness World Records title holders, Aidan and Keeley Aird, co-founded STEM Kids Rock, a free mobile science centre whose main mission is to inspire the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students through free workshops and outreaches at public events, community centres, schools, camps, libraries and scouts. Since their inception, STEM Kids Rock has engaged over 150,000 elementary aged kids and empowers youth to teach youth.
Aidan Aird, 19, is social entrepreneur who was awarded the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship from the University of Toronto, Canada’s STEAM Horizon Award, Gold & Silver medals at four Canada Wide Science Fairs, a SHAD Fellow as well as named 2017 AFP Youth Philanthropist of the Year. Aidan is Global Teen Leader with the We are Family Foundation that is headed by Nile Rodgers.
Keeley Aird, 17, was accepted into the renowned Ontario Science Centre’s Science School and hopes to pursue Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. She is an experienced science communicator and has been the keynote speaker at countless conferences, encouraging girls to get involved in STEM. Keeley has run over 50 free events over the past year and recently received the Oui STEM #STEMazing Award. Keeley is the co-captain of the Toronto FC Special Olympics Unified Team and an advocate for an inclusive world, where everyone can participate and have an opportunity to succeed in their communities.
Aidan and Keeley are also the Guinness World Records title holders for the Largest water rocket, which they earned in 2017 on the set of "Furze World Wonders" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.