About Us

Young Innovators' Society (YIS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that facilitates participation in First Lego League. YIS volunteers help students form teams, sponsors, provides coach training and host events geared towards fostering successful participation in First Lego League events.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to engage our community in global thinking and innovation by facilitating the collaboration between children, community, and business using engineering, entrepreneurship, and related disciplines as vehicles in a gracious, professional society. 


  1. President: Astrid Moise (yis@solonstem.org)
  2. Treasurer: Sambit Sahoo (treasurer@solonstem.org or yis4stem.treasurer@gmail.com)
  3. Secretary: Anju Agarwal
  4. Membership Chair : Thomas Sugimoto
  5. Events Chair: Haci Karahasanoglu
  6. Outreach Chair: Prem Thangaraj
  7. Website Designer: Kishan Rathod
  8. Publicity and Communications Chair- vacant


Board of Directors

  1. Sunil Narahari
  2. Nadine Otterman
  3. Mike Ferris