STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Neirda Lafontant: STEM vs STEAM Debate; STEM Should be Fun

June 22, 2021 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Neirda Lafontant: STEM vs STEAM Debate; STEM Should be Fun
Show Notes

Episode Summary

1) The thing I love most about Neirda is that you can tell right off the bat that she enjoys what she does. She has a passion for it. Our kids are in great hands here.
2) The STEM vs. STEAM conversations was one of the best that I've had on this subject. I'm still a STEM girl however I can and do appreciate her argument and you will also.
3) STEM should be fun!!

Neirda Lafontant Bio

Haitian-American Neirda Lafontant, 41, uses her background as a civil engineer to pave the way for future innovators in S.T.E.A.M., (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) careers. A dynamic speaker and motivator, Lafontant created the nonprofit FUNducation in 2019 to give kids, especially under-represented kids, an opportunity to build robots, learn about forensics, explore coding, and more. “Many kids don’t know about these careers and could never imagine themselves in a S.T.E.A.M. profession,” she says. “But, especially as a Black woman, I like to tell them, ‘If you can see it, you can be it.’

website: www.funducation.org




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