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Building the Future

One Robot at a Time

The STEAM Connection is on a mission to make technical education accessible for youth through the power of robotics.

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Designing, manufacturing, and distributing leading robots... and giving them away for free.

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Community built and led by youth who are minorities and represent our students.

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Paving the way for Indigenous youths to pursue Science & Technology careers.

The STEM workforce is 72% male

Technical education isn't accessible

Understanding the disparities

Only 6.1% of bachelor's degrees in engineering are awarded to women of color

18% of tribal reservation residents have no internet access at home, wireless or land-based. 

Only 33% of workers in STEM careers are non-white

Indigenous peoples make up only 0.4% of the engineering workforce

Indigenous students have the highest dropout rate in the U.S 

6,900+

Free EKGAR robots sent

400k+

Youths reached with our representative educational resources

20k+

Users making robots on our Make-A-Robot Platform

100%

Designed by youth for youth for free

Now what...

Bridging the gap with accessible, sustainable, and representative robots that we give away for free. 

Works without WiFi

Given away for free

Culturally competent

Made from recycled plastic

Language revitalization tools

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Robotics

Diversity

Classes

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Navigate

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It's an emergency

Education in technology enables economic development, connectivity, and innovation. Technical skills are becoming increasingly more important in all areas, but underserved youth are getting left behind. When not exposed to essential educational programming focused on robotics, digital design, and coding, it is near impossible to break into the most influential fields and also to progress as a professional in nearly every industry. 

Our founder is one of PEOPLE Magazine's Girls Changing the World

2021 Verizon Forward for Good Challenge Winner

2021 MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship Winner

L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth Award Winner for women-led nonprofits

We gave an award winning pitch to Chelsea Clinton of the Clinton Foundation

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Keep Up With Us

Representing our communities and showing the power of accessible robots, built by youth for youth.

Check out some of our favorite features by PEOPLE Magazine, L'Oreal Paris, MIT Solve, Points of Light, the Clinton Foundation, ABC News, and many more.

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Sponsor our robots to continue to go to our communities for free.

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