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Amplifying Youth Voices

The STEAM Connection is dedicated to a vital mission: ensuring that young minds have access to technical education by harnessing the transformative potential of robotics. However, our purpose goes beyond mere instruction. We are a collective of underrepresented individuals, members of the youth, who never had the privilege of seeing ourselves reflected in the media during our formative years. By amplifying our narratives and sharing our unique experiences, we aim to inspire every young person who shares our background to recognize that they too belong in this world.


We've been featured by Teen Vogue, the Smithsonian, PEOPLE Magazine, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC, CBS News, NPR, ABC News, Good Morning America ABC, Hulu, L'Oreal Paris, Adobe, Yahoo, Tech Crunch, The Daily Beast, Verizon, Instagram, Glamour, Upworthy News, Zoom, MIT Solve, EdTech, and many more.

Our founder Danielle Boyer has 13.7k followers on Instagram and 14.4k on TikTok.

We are available for interviews. Contact our team at for inquiries.

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Honors Overview

Our founder, Danielle Boyeris a two-time guest, three time invitee of the White House to speak at the MTV Youth Action Forum and participant in the Tribal Youth Forum (2022). She was an invited guest by the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.


  • Echoing Green Fellow (2023)

  • MIT Solve Gender Equity in STEM Finalist (2023) - Alexandra Villanueva (Teen Ambassador) & Danielle Boyer

  • NDN Collective Changemaker Fellow (2023)

  • Teen Vogue Indigenous Youth Changemaker (2022)

  • MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellow (2021)

  • Verizon Forward for Good Winner (2021)

  • VentureWell Sustainable Impact Award (2022)

  • PEOPLE Magazine's Girls Changing the World (2020)

  • L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth (2020)

  • EdTech IT Influencer (2022)

  • Brower Youth Award Winner by Earth Island Institute for environmental activism (2020)

  • ASA Prize for Equitable Education (2021)

  • Governor's Service Awards: Volunteer of the Year (2019)

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  • The Big Idea by MIT Solve x HP: An award-winning docu-series on three women innovators. "Indigenous Robotics" followed my life for a year and premiered at the MIT Museum and is currently showing at film festivals and is hosted by Glamour magazine (2023)

  • In The Know Yahoo TV Show Episode (2023)

  • Women of Worth NBC Special by L'Oreal Paris x NBC on Hulu

  • Winds of Change Cover Story for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

2021 Verizon Forward for Good Challenge Winner for biodegradable robots 

Our founder is a Teen Vogue Indigenous Youth Changemaker

Our founder is a two-time invitee of the White House 

MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship Winner 

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

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