Headshot Photo of Adam Weinstein
2012 Award Recipient


Project Archimedes Learning

Location Los Angeles, CA

Issue Area Education

As an outgrowth of the Jewish values of education and tzedaka (helping others) that he learned at home, Adam was moved to start Archimedes Learning, a not-for-profit, to encourage and stimulate enthusiasm for math and science in school-aged children. The program provides low-income children in Los Angeles public schools with hands-on, creative, and fun math and science-focused activities.

His after-school lessons include creating a submarine out of a water bottle to learn about buoyancy, using paper cups tied together with string to explore how sound travels; and counting M&Ms to understand ratios. Adam’s out-of-the-box thinking has helped students become passionate about subjects vital to America’s economic and technological advancement.

Sparking interest in math and science enriches students’ lives and betters our world.

Adam Weinstein
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller