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Danielle Boyer (Ojibwe) is an Indigenous teen entrepreneur, author, educator, and inventor from Troy, Mich., who was recently named one of PEOPLE's 2020 Girls Changing the World . She has worked in STEAM education since she was 10 years old and continuously strives to increase STEAM educational accessibility, affordability, and diversity for children. Her organization produces educational robotics kits that are sent to children, primarily girls and BIPOC students, for free. Since early 2019, the STEAM Connection has distributed nearly 4,000 robots for free worldwide and has helped facilitate even more kits through their online Make-A-Robot program.
2020 AISES Region 6
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2019's recipient of the highest AISES honor, the Ely S. Parker Award, and Rochester Institute of Technology's own Professor Emeritus and former assistant dean for Undergraduate Research and Interdisciplinary Programs Dr. Roger Dube (St. Regis Mohawk) is an incredible author, entrepreneur, mentor, educator and more. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Cornell University, then went on to do graduate work in the same field at Princeton, receiving a master's and PhD. Read more about his amazing list of accomplishments and continued work here.