Creating diverse, accessible, and affordable Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math educational materials for young kids by students.
Every Kid Gets a Robot is a robotics kit that costs $18.95 dollars and goes to kids for free. It was designed to teach kids about everything from 3D printing to electrical engineering in a project-based way.
Why Accessible STEAM? - A Message from our Founder
I have been a STEAM educator for a long time. At age 10, I taught my first science class at my homeschool group. At age 11, I started my first robotics team in my community. It has been through this longterm work in STEAM education that I have been able to see the devastating effects of the general lack of STEAM educational accessibility, affordability, and diversity. STEAM educational resources aren't readily available for all children, especially girls and minorities, and I created The STEAM Connection to change that. I tackle these issues with free or affordable high-quality resources that can be utilized in even the most underfunded areas. I do this to promote technical competency and a general understanding and appreciation of the world around us. I believe that melding focuses in environmental science via recycling education, technology, and engineering will help us promote the most innovative solutions of the future.
Why our work is vital:
According to Catalyst, "In 2014-2015, women of color earned a small percentage of bachelor's degrees across all STEM fields:
Black women: 2.9%
Asian women: 4.8%"
According to the National Science Foundation, "Science/engineering bachelor's degrees earned by American Indian or Alaska Native women... 2014: 1,763."
Here at The STEAM Connection, we believe that it is our duty to continue to change these statistics and that every child deserves representation and access to STEAM educational materials.
Our goal is to be a sustainable and consistent resource to our global STEAM community through accessible education. We do not make a profit and we are dedicated to changing our world for the better.