STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilites
09/06/2013 Published by: Suzanne
“The great jobs of tomorrow will be in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” . . . hence the focus in recent years of educators and industry professionals alike in attracting students to these “STEM” fields of study and employment. Even with all of the advancements that have been made in information technology access and other professional tools, those with disabilities are currently underrepresented in these fields.
October is the month of National Disability Employment Awareness and in its honor, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina will be holding a FREE Career Showcase on October 16, 2013 from 10am to Noon. (Sign-in will begin at 9:30 a.m.)
- The event’s Keynote Speaker will be Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor, who happens to have been blind since birth!
- Students will be able to interact with college students and working professionals who all have a variety of disabilities as well.
- The conference’s target audience is “academic students with disabilities in grades 3-12 who are performing at or near grade level.” Each student attending in person needs a chaperone to assist them.
- Students can register to attend the event in person OR they can view the event live online.
- More detailed information and links to register can be found at the museum’s web site.
Don’t miss this opportunity for disabled students to connect with role models!
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