STEM From Dance gives girls of color access to a STEM Education by using dance to empower, educate, and encourage them as our next generation of engineers, scientists, and techies. Yamilee wanted to help others build self confidence while increasing the diversity in STEM.
When we think of the term innovation, many of us automatically gravitate toward the idea of something new and fresh created by technology experts. We’d like to think that there’s a plethora of dope ideas coming into fruition across many avenues of STEM.
Then I began to take courses and I felt a sense of isolation. In most of my classes, I was the only black student and this was intimidating. Some days I felt uncomfortable to speak in class and sometimes felt that I would be criticized for my different, yet “simplistic” views.
Once I began to slowly climb out of my depression, I tried to wear high heels again. I quickly realized that was not going to be an easy walk in the park and that’s when I decided to change my approach and gained interest in shoe design.
Google’s empowering docuseries titled “Search On” was created to tell the stories of people on a quest for better answers while highlighting the intersection of technology and humanity. In wake of the Flint, Michigan water crisis these stouthearted six women of color decided to use their voices to speak up for the voiceless.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018 we hosted our very first event in collaboration with Kids Next Code: Kids and Teens Tech and Science Day! This day was designed to provide hands on activities to teach science and web design to students in the local Atlanta community.