STEM From Dance is an award-winning program that uses dance to attract and prepare students for a future in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). During their workshop, students will use a wearable circuit made of lights and Arduino components to create cool light effects and fun dance moves. They will learn about computer programming and how technology integrates neatly with dance. They will code, learn, and create, making for an unforgettable experience that they are bound to enjoy.
FOR WHO: Girls grade 7 - 8
WHEN: April 3 or 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: SOLD OUT: April 3: Maples Collegiate 1330 Jefferson Avenue
SOLD OUT: April 4: Garden City Collegiate 711 Jefferson Ave
COST: FREE. Please register to attend.
**Please bring your own bagged lunch. Supplies and materials will be provided.
Yamilée Toussaint Beach is the Founder & CEO of STEM From Dance. She has personally experienced the extraordinary benefits of a STEM education and dance. After studying engineering at MIT and being an avid dancer for 25 years, 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 nation who pursue a STEM college education.
Stacie Canon graduated from the Conservatory of Shenandoah University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Dance. While Stacie is currently a professional dancer for the Matthew Westerby Company, she truly enjoys the rewards of being a lead instructor for STEM From Dance. She believes certain skills gained from dance can translate into skills that are necessary for young women to be successful in STEM.
Jessica Watson is a coach, figure skating instructor, and software developer who uses her unique skillset to inspire women and girls to Turn Up their inner guidance and achieve their dreams. Jessica has a B.Sc in Computer Science, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. With help from coworkers, Jessica created the Females in Technology Committee at iQmetrix and created the Winnipeg Chapter of Ladies Learning Code (now Canada Learning Code). Jessica loves working with youth and showing them how fun and easy tech can be with a bit of patience and curiosity!