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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.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT
Steve Jacobs, through his work as president of IDEAL Group, strives to continue providing tools and resources that enable American students to stay competitive in the global STEM arena. Specificially for Americans with disabilities, making sure there are ways to assist in their success is crucial for the advancement of this country.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT
The Secretary of Education talks about what he learned from his very first job