Our team is entirely made up of high school and undergraduate students who are passionate about STEAM subjects and STEAM education.
Our Team: Consistent Team Members
Danielle Boyer, 19
"I’m a 19-year-old who is STEAM obsessed. I am an entrepreneur, inventor, and educator. I mentor and assist 35 robotics teams. I graduated from Troy High School in 2018 and am currently studying Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering."
Dakshesh Daruri, 16
Dakshesh is a Senior at International Academy East and President of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4384 Benzene Bots. He is an avid supporter of STEAM education, giving frequent lectures and teaching classes for The STEAM Connection.
Neelesh Bollu, 20
Computer Science Junior at Wayne State University. Runs the social media pages for founder, Danielle Boyer, and takes the photographs for the team. Neelesh is passionate about STEAM education as both FIRST alum and a FIRST mentor.
The STEAM Cultural Connection Series:
Ana Avila, 16
"I am attending Adams High School. I am interested in become an graphic designer."
Susanne Udell, 14
"I'm a freshman at Rochester High School, and I like drawing (pencils & colored pencil), figure skating and piano."
"Sophomore at Troy High School. Enjoys painting, science, and spreading STEM throughout the community."
Cindy Lee, 16
"I attend Rochester Adams High School and am a member of the AdamBots. Besides working with the team, I also love playing piano, video games, reading, and folding origami in my free time."
Jack Stromberg, 17
"Senior at Troy High School. Football & rugby player, wrestler. Enjoy writing, drawing, and the outdoors. Have always had a passion for animals."
Sristi Chilla, 16
Troy High School student and talented artist.
Our art team contributed to 12 pages total in the Art and Science books and we are extremely thankful!
Event Volunteers & Instructors
Anthony Galea, 21
FIRST alum, mentor, and Computer Science student at Saginaw Valley State University.
Tuhfatul Tasnim, 19
FIRST alum and Biology student at Wayne State University.
Jafet Pinto, 19
FIRST alum and Mechanical Engineering student at Michigan Technological University.