ADS, a technology and engineering solution provider and EOY media launch internship program to engage young people in STEM careers.

Washington, DC – Acquired Data Solutions (ADS), a leading-edge technology and engineering solution provider partnered with Robin Stevens Payes, founder of EOY Media and author of the Edge of Yesterday series, to launch the new MASTERY program, designed to engage young people in STEM careers.

Both entities share a passion for working with young people entering the workforce, who face both possibility and uncertainty amid a society in transition.

In an era of pandemic when traditional education has been upended, the MASTERY program takes a new approach to learning as a natural process, including:

  • Roots in Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Key to Universal Learning,’ to represent essential twenty-first century skills: Mindset, Arts, Storytelling, Technology, Economy, Reflection, and You.
  • A focus on the cultivation of a ‘growth mindset’ and a “can-do” attitude.
  • An ability for educators and parents to reset typical ‘output-driven’ norms, i.e. test scores, and return to basics of the human condition as educational tenets.

“We are thrilled to join this exciting movement to revolutionize the learning process and engage more young people in STEM careers,” said Steven Seiden, president of Acquired Data Solutions. “It is essential to revitalize our learning process for the next generation to emerge from this historic pandemic era stronger, more compassionate, and more grounded than before.”

“We are proud to join forces with ADS to support MASTERY,” said Robin Stevens Payes, founder of EOY Media and author of the Edge of Yesterday series. “Our goal is to prepare young people to enter a workforce that is rapidly shifting. MASTERY takes a unique approach that adapts to our fast-changing world.”

About Acquired Data Solutions (ADS)
ADS has over 20 years’ experience providing technology solutions for the engineering life-cycle to government agencies and the commercial sector. To learn more visit

About Edge of Yesterday and its Founder
Edge of Yesterday is a teen time travel novel series created by social marketing consultant and science writer, Robin Stevens Payes. Its interactive platform, as well as the new MASTERY program, are created to pioneer a new form of engaged “learning through story.” For more information visit