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.
American Indian/Alaska Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Total% [% of women]
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.