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Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM EDT
The struggles he encountered in the past while taking an interest in STEM, coupled with his current research in computer science for his doctoral program, Sina Bahram is an active agent of change for increased accessibility to and success in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM EDT
With a confidence and a little practical assistance, Henry Wedler is convinced careers STEM are just as attainable for Americans with disabilties. A grauduate student at the University of California, Davis, Henry is living proof of that assertion, as he works toward his Ph.D, in organic chemistry.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM EDT
For Chrisitine Reich, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Museum of Science, Boston, a passion for inclusion drives the efforts she and her staff take in making sure people with disabilities especially, leave places like museums and classrooms inspired and better able to take part in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM EDT
At IBM, Dimitri Kanevsky, researcher staff member for Speech and Language Algorithms, firmly believes technology and innovation will be the fundamental achievements that allow for true equality in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM EDT
Motivated by a desire to help others, John Boyer, founder of Abilitiessoft, Inc., continually works to eleviate the difficulties he faced growing up with a disability and finding that there was an inadequate amount of STEM material in offered in braille.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT
Virginia Stern has been working to change the probability of success and raise expectations for people with disabilities who are interested in, learning about or working in STEM environments.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM EDT
George Kerscher is excited by all of the advancements making the visual aspects of STEM accessible to Americans with disabilities. Promoting and participating in joint efforts and initiatives, George continues to ensure that equal access to information and success in STEM careers is available to all those interested.
Making a Difference for Students with Disabilities in STEM Education: Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to SuccessPosted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM EDT
Using her own disability as a barometer for change, Maria Dolores Cimini, a practitioner, scientist and Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation at the University at Albany Counseling Center, addresses the proof that people with disabilities can succeed in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM EDT
Dr. David Rose, co-founder of CAST, a not-for-profit research and development organization whose mission is to improve education, for all learners, through universal design for learning (UDL), seeks to ease the challenges educators face when trying to adequately teach different types of students and "expand and improve educational opportunities" for all learners.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT
Deaf since infancy, Rafael San Miguel, former scientist for NASA and current scientist as Coca Cola, inspires youth to get excited about STEM. Using his disability as a means for motivation, Miguel far exceeded his dreams.