Building the Future

One Robot at a Time

Creating diverse, accessible, and affordable Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math educational materials for young kids by students.

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Our Robots

We pride ourselves in affordable and accessible robotics content for kids. We offer free robotics kits and robotics resources designed in-house by students that you can access right now. We value teaching kids about everything from 3D printing to electrical engineering in a project-based way.

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Our Podcast

We recently launched a hands-on educational podcast called Hands-On Techie Talks with our founder, Danielle Boyer, and our 13-year-old ambassador Vinaya Gunasekar. This season is all about Environmental Innovation. We are on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Audible!

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Our Classes

We put on hundreds of free events for kids in our community to promote advanced STEAM learning. Our new classes will be launching soon!

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Our Books

We bring free STEAM education to thousands of young children through our diverse children's content. Every child deserves representation and to see characters that look like them.

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L'Oreal Women of Worth Special

Viola Davis, Eva Longoria, Camila Cabello and other A-list stars share their appreciation for everyday women dedicated to uplifting their communities by honoring their personal journeys and extraordinary efforts to make a difference in the world. Watch our founder, Danielle Boyer, now!

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Our founder, Danielle Boyer (Ojibwe)

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Why Accessible STEAM?

A Message from our Founder: Danielle Boyer

STEAM educational resources aren't readily available for all children, especially girls and minorities, and I created The STEAM Connection to change that. My team and I tackle these issues by developing free high-quality resources that can be utilized in even the most underfunded areas. It is through these resources, we are able to promote technical competency in STEAM as well as help others gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world around us. We believe that the greatest inventive and innovative solutions of the future, in education, technology, and engineering, will be created through a diverse community with people from numerous cultures and backgrounds. 

Why is our work vital? The current lack of diversity in STEAM, through race and gender, is a larger disparity than many realize. Our work continues to bring awareness to these gaps and to help close them, creating a greatly more diverse community in STEAM.
 

According to the National Science Foundation, a study from 2014 gave a clear view into the drastic lack of diversity in STEAM, a problem seen at even greater disparities in women. The following data from the study shows the percentage of bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented groups in STEM.

        Example demographic

        American Indian/Alaska Native

        Asian or Pacific Islander

        Black or African American                           

        Hispanic or Latino

        Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 

       Total% [% of women]

       0.50% [0.28%]

       9.02% [4.34%]

       8.28% [5.13%]

       11.51% [6.47%]     

        0.25% [0.13%]

Here at The STEAM Connection, our mission and purpose is to continue improving these statistics so that every child is represented within STEAM while having access to STEAM educational materials. While keeping to our mission and purpose, it is our goal to remain a sustainable and consistent resource to our global STEAM community through accessible education. We do not make any profit and we are dedicated to continually changing our world for the better.

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Contact Us

Our workshop and classroom is located at 330 E Maple Rd, Suite B, Troy MI USA, 48083. We are not open to the public. Thank you for this donated space, InVanse Technologies.

thesteamconnection@gmail.com

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