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Faizan Askari

Hello, I am Faizan! Thank you for checking out this page! I founded SmartCoreLabs® here in Texas in 2017. When I was in college at Texas A&M, I researched trends in the fields of education and job creation in my home state of Texas. I had seen the impact that underemployment and unemployment had in my local community, and I determined that something needed to be done about it. A lot was said at the time about lack of contemporaneous skills and how it impacted families, their health, and their well beings. Physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking famously said, “The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” I found this to be true as our individual personalities and knowledge is limited to what we know and are able to extrapolate. But the real question is:


I created SmartCoreLabs® with the vision of readying young minds with future-ready skills. Today, we have over 300 SmartCoreLabs® children enrolled in various programs across many different disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education.

Parents sometimes ask me: why is coding so important for my child when computing may or may not be his or her career choice? The answer is easy: Coding helps children build qualities like determination & organization. It also helps them develop academically and gain valuable 21st century skills! Programming & coding is well on it’s way to being a common language of our world and vital for success in ALL fields.

The rest of the world is coming to these conclusions too: Japan, South Korea, India, and others are mounting their commitment and investments in this realm.

I am thrilled to have an outstanding, growing team of teachers, who are not only passionate about the material they teach, but excited about passing on their knowledge and expertise to your kids! We’re not just talking about the future, but we want to be involved in building it too!


Madison has lived, worked, and traveled all over the world including China, Turkey, the UK! He now resides in Texas. Madison teaches our Scratch Programming classes, and he has also designed our - everybody’s favorite - Drone Program! When Madison is not teaching at SmartCoreLabs, he is probably out playing critical-thinking board games!


Charles, a father of two small children, attended the University of Houston at Clear Lake where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.  His credentials cover several computer languages including C++, C#, Java, Python Programming and artificial intelligence systems.


Aaron is a Video Game Developer, a talented music producer, and an artist with a passion for the Arts and Sciences.  He spends a majority of his time on any one of his many hobbies, whilst always finding new and better ways to improve himself and the lives of others through the gifts he has been given. He has found that the best way to do that is by teaching and inspiring kids to follow their passions!

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