Tuesday General Session Keynote
February 26, 9:15 - 10:45 AM
Using Dance to Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM
Yamilée Toussaint Beach shares how dance can be used as a tool to unlock girls' potential in the STEM fields. She, along with some of her students, speak about experiencing STEM in this innovative way and the impact on the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists.
Yamilée Toussaint Beach is the Founder and CEO of STEM From Dance. She has personally experienced the extraordinary benefits of a STEM education and dance. After studying mechanical engineering at MIT and being an avid dancer for 25 years, she switched gears to teach high school algebra in an underserved community in East New York, Brooklyn, through Teach For America. She started STEM From Dance with the hope that a strong dance and STEM supplemental education would help to increase the number of underrepresented minority girls across the U.S. who pursue a STEM college education.