Episode 7

STEM From Dance

>In this episode: Yamilée Toussaint is the founder of Brooklyn’s STEM From Dance. She’s joined by alum Daneilla McEwan to talk about how dance works as an entry point for young women learning computer science. Yamilée grew up with dance from a young age and after graduating from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering she surprised her family by turning to the field of education to start her career. Years later she founded an organization that engages young women in STEM by leveraging their excitement for the arts.


Notes from this episode:

STEM From Dance: Website, YouTube Channel, Twitter

Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts

Beyonce 1+1 Video that inspired some of the youth’s work discussed

Tuoro College

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Revisiting the STEM Workforce National Science Foundation Board Report




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