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. 

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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.

Highlights

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GreenBiz21

Keynote

How Youth Leaders are Empowering the Next Generation

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Panel

Young Educational Leaders

3DEXPERIENCE World

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Event Speaker

8/7/21

Tech for Social Change

MI Youth Empowerment Foundation

Inspiring Role Models

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Opening Keynote Speaker

7/19/21

STEAM Superpowers and Coding

CodeVA

Full STEAM Ahead

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Spotlighted Speaker

7/8/21

Youth Activism and BioRobotics

Teen Conservation Leadership Conference

Bring the World Home

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Mainstage Speaker

6/3/21

Indigenous Peoples in Technology

Clear Sky Connections
 

National Indigenous Virtual Technology Conference

Holding Plant

Youth Speaker

5/13/21

Environmental Justice & Youth

Usher's New Look x Captain Planet
 

Disruptive Environmental Justice

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Live Conversation

7/26/21

BIPOC Mental Health Awareness

Born This Way Foundation

#TeaWithMrsG

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Fireside Chat

7/13/21

Mental Health and Activism

UN's Girl Up Leadership Summit

Activism & Mental Health: Filling Your Cup

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Youth Speaker

6/5/21

Climate Change and STEAM

Earth Strategy
 

Climate Advocacy Summit

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Awardee

5/13/21

Youth Community Impact

Crain's Detroit
 

20 In Their Twenties Award Ceremony

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Guest Lecture

4/21/21

Environmental Justice & Youth

London SOLIDWORKS User Group
 

What Design Teaches Us

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Electronic Circuit

Keynote

3/24/21

AISES Region 6

Keynote Conversation

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.

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Natives in STEM

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Sustainable Development and Youth

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Inspirational Speech

3/20/21

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.

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Guest Lecture

4/17/21

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.

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Environment and Youth Activism

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Gender Equity and Female Empowerment

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Panel

4/15/21

Girls Inc.

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.

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Live Discussion

3/10/21

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.

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Education, STEAM, and Nonprofits

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Gender and Diversity

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Panel

3/8/21

McGill University:
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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.

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Panel

2/24/21

AISES UCLA

Natives in STEM

An American Indian Science and Engineering Society panel through their chapter at the University of California, Los Angeles with our founder Danielle Boyer (Ojibwe).

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Natives in STEM

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Sustainability Leadership

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Keynote

2/11/21

GreenBiz 21

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. 

 
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Breakout Panel

2/11/21

GreenBiz 21

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? 

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Sustainability Leadership & Social Justice

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Design, Education, & FIRST Robotics

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Panel

2/9/21

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.

 
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Panel

2/3/21

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.

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Diversity and Youth in STEAM

A complete archive of past events is coming soon.
For now, enjoy our current 2021 events.

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Diversity and Youth in STEAM

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Guest Speaker

2/3/21

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Goals for Girls

Helping girls become their strongest in STEM through mentorship and finding role models who represent them.