Our team is entirely comprised of youth who are minorities and STEAM changemakers who speak at industry events to bring a young and diverse perspective to technology and activism.
discover Industry events
with our founder, danielle boyer
You can't be what you can't see. Danielle believes in serving her communities beyond just providing great educational resources but also in speaking as an Indigenous STEAM role model, activist, and inventor to diversify the technology world for the young and old alike.
Whether it be keynoting an industry event or emceeing a FIRST robotics competition, Danielle brings passion, drive, and enthusiasm to each event she speaks at.
Check out and attend a few of the events that she is participating in from outside of The STEAM Connection. Events may not be free or open to the public.
Usher's New Look x Captain Planet Foundation
Disruptive Environmental Justice
"Usher’s New Look (UNL) and Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) are proud to present this exciting Disruptivate Series to educate, support, and develop passion-driven youth leaders and advocates to become environmental justice ChangeMakers. We know our youth are passionate about making a difference in the communities in which they live. This three-part series will give them the space to explore and engage in conversations around topics such as environmental justice, food access/security, climate justice and much more. Youth participants with be equipped with the tools needed to identify environmental issues of importance to them and their communities while also creating a plan of action for using their spark and passion to implement meaningful change."
Our founder, Danielle Boyer, will be speaking about her work with young students interested in environmental action. Also speaking are fellow Brower Youth Awardees Haana Edenshawn and Diego Arreola Fernandez.
Environmental Justice & Youth Impact
Design and Social Impact
London SOLIDWORKS User Group
What Design Teaches Us
Hear Danielle Boyer, our Founder, and Rob Maldonado, our Design Mentor, talk about what design has taught them in their everyday lives. Learn about their perspectives as minorities in engineering and how design can be used to help others.
AISES Region 6
Listen to our founder, Danielle Boyer (Ojibwe), speak for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Region 6 Conference by the Rochester Institute of Technology for students and professionals. This keynote conversation will be facilitated by Region 6 Representative Abigail Reigner.
Natives in STEM
Sustainable Development and Youth
Invent Global Future
Youth Solving the Water Crisis
Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, children ages 9-18 are tackling the water crisis by using their creativity to solve the problems around them through invention. Our founder, Danielle Boyer, is looking forward to supporting such a remarkable organization and their students by giving an inspirational speech at their closing event.
BIPOC Girls: Perspectives on Environmental Education
Hear from youth female leaders on environmental education and learn how their grassroots approach to education benefits and uplifts marginalized communities. While these young women are working toward equity and social justice through their passion for the planet, they host a podcast, attend school, and write books. Danielle (Indigenous) and Vinaya (Indian) are both youth environmental activists who use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to help students discover their true potential as Earth innovators and changemakers and advocate for other minorities like themselves.
Environment and Youth Activism
Gender Equity and Female Empowerment
Power 2 The Girl Conference
Promoting gender equity by inspiring and empowering girls. Listen to our founder, Danielle Boyer, talk about her experiences on the barriers that she has had to overcome to do the work that she does now. Girls will learn about the "glass ceiling" and analyze factors contributing to gender inequity. Girls will explore strategies to advocate for themselves and others and discover how collaboration is more powerful than competition.
Mind Research Institute
Mind the Gap
Live discussion on education and STEM with Danielle Boyer, our Founder and Jay Flores with Nina Wu. Jay is a powerful STEM role model who recently founded Invent the Change whom Danielle first met in 2019 at the FIRST Detroit World Championship. We admire Jay and his work that is changing the world. This discussion will be live on the Mind Research Institute's LinkedIn page on 3/10 at 4:30 PM EST.
Education, STEAM, and Nonprofits
Gender and Diversity
She's the First
Conquering the Glass Ceiling: Women’s Perspectives
In celebration of International Women’s Day, McGill University She’s the First will be hosting the "Conquering the Glass Ceiling: Women's Perspectives" Panel Discussion. Five inspiring women leaders will come together to discuss the achievements and challenges they face as women across various fields and how they conquered the glass ceiling. Danielle Boyer (our founder), Vinaya Gunasekar (our youth ambassador), and Michelle Chuang (one of our board members) will be panelists.
How Youth Leaders are Empowering the Next Generation
Youth leaders have become strong voices in the climate movement, advocating for climate action, justice and equity for all. Youth leaders are playing an important role, not only in making their voices heard and demanding change from governments and corporations, but also in educating and empowering new leaders and growing the next generation of engaged, informed and active advocates. Hear from Danielle Boyer and Diego Arreola Fernández, two youth environmental activists.
How to Grow the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders
Youth leaders have played a key role in the growing awareness of climate change and the imperative of climate action. How can we continue to grow the next generation of activists, advocates, and informed citizens to engage in this critical work? What is the role of corporations in cultivating this next generation, and how should they partner with NGOs and youth leaders to advance this work towards maximum impact? What do successful ongoing partnerships look like and how can they be mutually beneficial, beyond checking a box?
Sustainability Leadership & Social Justice
Design, Education, & FIRST Robotics
3DEXPERIENCE World 2021
Young Educational Leaders
Danielle organized a panel that is near and dear to her heart as a young educator. And the best part? Registration is free... and attendees of her session qualify for a free SOLIDWORKS CSWP exam waiver. This panel also features our Youth Ambassador, Vinaya Gunasekar, and our Design Mentor, Robert Maldonado.
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Teen Forum: Supporting BIPOC Teens in STEAM
Teen forum and panel of four young Black and Indigenous STEAM changemakers and students for BIPOC middle school students to learn from in everything from imposter syndrome to the importance of finding a mentor.
Diversity and Youth in STEAM
A complete archive of past events is coming soon.
For now, enjoy our current 2021 events.
Diversity and Youth in STEAM