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  • 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.

  • Making a Difference for Students with Disabilities in STEM Education: Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to Success

    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.

  • Transforming Education with Universal Design for Learning

    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.

  • Believing to Succeed: The Power of STEM Education

    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.

  • 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."

  • Opening the Door for Program Related Investments

    Jonathan Greenblatt, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, explains a proposed rule that would make it easier for philanthropies to make Program Related Investments.

  • Paper Memories

    Yooha Park creates scrapbooks to bridge the generation gap between young people and seniors.

  • Notes of Hope

    Laura Murphy, a philanthropist and naturopath, shares how she's used music to fund disaster relief and change lives for the better.