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  • Want a Blossoming STEM Career? Just add Confidence and a Little Assistance

    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.

  • Everyone Should Feel that Learning about Science is “For Me”

    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.

  • Making STEM Accessible to All Americans

    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.

  • Overcoming Society’s Barriers to Bring Mobility to the World

    Determined not to let Spinal Muscular Atrophy hasten his independence, Ralph Braun, founder and CEO of the The Braun Corporation, engineered the the world's first motorized scooter, among other mobility assistants, and continues to revolutionize the way Americans with disabilities see their futures.

  • Providing Literacy for Informed Citizenry through Braille

    Joseph Sullivan, president of Duxbury Systems, Inc. has been a proponent of braille resources since the company opened in 1975, and was calls chairing "the technical design subcommittee of a BANA-ICEB project, charged with bringing together diverse English braille codes into a single Unified English Braille Code" a high point in his career.

  • Beyond Challenges: Biological Sciences and Civic Engagement

    Nasrin Taei is proud to be making a difference in the lives of Americans through her work in biochemistry -- specifically, "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart-related abnormality, [that] is the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes at sporting events."

  • National Bioeconomy Blueprint Released

    Today, the Obama Administration announced its commitment to strengthening bioscience research as a major driver of American innovation and economic growth. The National Bioeconomy Blueprint outlines steps that agencies will take to drive the bioeconomy—economic activity powered by research and innovation in the biosciences—and details ongoing efforts across the Federal government to realize this goal.

  • West Virginia: A National Leader in Sustainable Communities

    Joesph Mathis, founder and director of the Jobs Project, works on Sustainable Williamson -- a template for economic revitalization -- and is at the forefront of developing a comprehensive model that not only aids in “greening” the City of Williamson, but also pushes "the boundaries of sustainability by placing health and wellness at the center of the strategy."

  • The Next Generation of Girls in STEM

    Girls in STEM is a new video that features young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair in February, and shines a spotlight on their exciting projects

  • Connecting Grads to Resources to Help You Start a Business

    The Small Business Administration and the Department of Education are hosting a Twitter Q&A session to answer questions from recent graduates on starting a business and making Federal student loan payments more manageable