STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but it means much more than that. STEM is the science of using data and information to solve some of the world’s greatest problems. It features some of our country’s most high-impact and innovative jobs, yet it is greatly lacking in diversity.
STEM From Dance exists to tackle diversity in the STEM workforce. Yamilée Toussaint Beach founded STEM From Dance in 2012 after her own experience in college. As a dancer who studied engineering, she found many synergies between what she learned in both dance and in the classroom, helping her build the skills she needed. She also experienced firsthand what it was like to be a woman of color in a field where Black and Latina women represent only 4% of the workforce.