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Our Story
Who are we?

1960 The story of Om and Sara Bahethi is similar to many immigrants from India. In the 1960s, Om and Sarawati Bahethi left Jodhpur, Rajasthan, to begin the next phase of their lives in the Northeast United States. In 1967, Om left his home in the Thar Desert, his recent wife, Saraswati, and his oldest son, Ravi, to pursue his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at the State University of New York, SUNY, in Buffalo

In 1970, Saraswati followed him with Ravi and soon added their youngest son, Praveen, to the family. During these formative Buffalo years of the Bahethi Family, many people provide aid in scholarships, Federal and State aid, and the kindness of friends and neighbors. In 1977, after working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for a contracting company, Om and Sara branched out on their own to form a company called Science Systems and Applications, Inc, SSAI.

Our Team


We seek to Empower STEM Education


We are Data Driven Decision Makers


BFF = Bahethi Family Foundation


What people say about us
  • We are so appreciative to the Bahethi Family Foundation for donating STEM books to our Kindergarten grade level classrooms. Our students were so excited to learn about STEM and all the different career paths they have discovered from the books you donated to us! 

    Jessica Miller, Guilford ES
  • Thank you so much for awarding me the Dr. Yoram J. Kaufman Scholarship. It was such an honor to receive this prestigious scholarship. I am so excited to use this money to further my education at East Carolina University. 

    At ECU, I hope to be a part of many clubs and service activities, and more! This will help me become a nurse and eventually lead me to my dream job-become a pediatric nurse practitioner. 

    Again, thank you so much for believing in me. 

    Sophia Morris


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