Learn more about an app that connects STEM/STEAM groups to volunteers and students

Rayah’s mission is to inform and inspire leadership, and greater participation of girls and women in underrepresented fields such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (#STEAM).

"Awe - Inspired to Lead"

 

 

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

What is STEAM?

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

Customer Problem

Studies show the level of ethnic and gender integration in STEM fields is no greater today than 30 years ago. STEM students of color often feel alone in their racial struggles. Rayah, via the arts and technology, addresses this shortage and helps girls/women form coalitions & communities early on.

Quigley, Herro, & Jamil, 2017. Developing a conceptual model of STEAM teaching practices. 
McGee et al., 2016. Black engineering students' motivation for PhD attainment: passion plus purpose.

 

Royal Connections

In order to address the shortage, the app will match sponsor, volunteers, and participants. The organization will determine the appropriate volunteers and paticipants. The app will notify those selected. We are looking to build the prototype app as well as further developing the marketing strategy, so as to go to market. We believe going to market with Royal Connections will improve ethnic and gender integration in #STEM and #STEAM fields.

  

Management Team 

Adrienne Unae Dozier (NYC) and Vickie Cox Edmondson (GA) have a track record of using their skill-set to educate and empower marginalized people. In 2016, they were the actor and creative strategist behind Prissi, The Poodle, the prototype for Rayah, The Royal Poodle. Through their collective experience, girls of all ages will be awe-inspired toward Rayah, a live mascot, and subsequently STEM and STEAM fields.




Our Team

Adrienne Unae

Adrienne Unae
Executive Managing Director

Vickie Edmondson

Vickie Edmondson
Chief Strategist

Nichole Palmer

Nichole Palmer
Artistic Director

Tarakiki Dozier

Tarakiki Dozier
Education Director

Devon Hagos

Devon Hagos
Curriculum Writer

Dionne Robinson

Dionne Robinson
Ethics and Compliance

Get in touch with us!

Phone: (917) 524-8034

P O Box 891 NYC, NY 10163

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