December 3, 2019
Hacks to Reaching for the Stars with 17-year-old Aspiring Aerospace Engineer Danielle Kain
In this episode of HACKED we speak with 17-year-old aspiring Aerospace Engineer and founder of F.E.M.A.L.E Academy (Facility of Engineering Mentorship Advancing Leadership Equality) Danielle Kain.
She found her passion for aerospace at a very young age, and she is using one of her personal experiences to remind women that they can do whatever they put their mind to, specifically when it comes to work in a predominantly male dominated industry like Engineering.She emphasizes that you don’t have to be on the sidelines, but you should know that you are capable of doing the same work of your male counterparts on the field.
Danielle is a well-rounded young lady, she was recently recognized as the 2020 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis and has also won the BGCA Hank Aaron Scholarship Award, allowing her to purchase STEM materials and equipment for elementary, middle, and high school club members. Her accomplishments are many, and there is no doubt that with the work ethic and passion for what she does in her community involving her peers, and the younger generation, she will go far.
In this episode you will learn:
- How to overcome the stereotype of women in STEM
- How to recognize your potential
- How to realize when you have discovered your passion
- The importance of creativity in STEM
- How mental health can have a toll on today’s youth and how to fight it
- And lots more…