THEGEEKGRID Studios, formally known as WeDiscoverGeeks, was created in 2013 by Kat Mahoney who wanted to provide more education to parents, educators, and the community on the positive effects of today's video games, social media, and STEM Education. As a mother of three herself, two of which are high-functioning Autistic, and a Computer Science major and mental health speaker for military families, she believed the negative feedback of the new modern technology was simply due to the lack of information and even information overload.
As Mrs. Mahoney began interviewing and discussing the educational aspects of games and play with professionals and educators, she started advocating more for Gamification and Edutainment in the classrooms and coined the term "S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) to a more balanced acronym of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Makers, due to her positive experiences working with Architects and Designers in the Science industry. Her experience with the concept helped her own children overcome many educational and emotional obstacles that proved invaluable to their growth and development.
In 2019, Mrs. Mahoney Founded the PA S.T.E.A.M Fest to help bring awareness to the Lehigh Valley in STEAM Education as well as Video Games and other Electronic Entertainment that combined STEAM concepts and would positively engage the younger generations.
In 2020, after COVID19 limited the way events and physical gatherings were held, Mrs. Mahoney expanded to include a larger focus on Electronic Entertainment, Streaming, and Esports in a more positive role for both education and mental health. Since COVID19 brought an onslaught of mental health issues, Mrs. Mahoney knew Electronic Entertainment was the way to reach out to the masses, having gone through emotional issues herself and utilizing video games for her own emotional recovery. Since these changes, the company has expanded their staffing and moved their event management and content creation services to the forefront of the company, which was the reason behind the re-branding. Now, known as THEGEEKGRID, the company takes pride in their content creation services, multimedia, streaming workshops and helping others create educational events.