Roadmaps & Rampways: Case Studies of Success in Science

DO-IT Factsheet #301
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/articles?301

The publication Roadmaps & Rampways [1] chronicles the journeys of three dozen students from childhood to higher education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics and on through their early career decisions. Each had a significant disability. When they were born or acquired a disability, few of their doctors, educators, or neighbors could have imagined that their journeys would be so successful.

Even as these individuals demonstrated their accomplishment in precollege academic achievement, teachers and counselors sometimes harbored doubts that they would enter competitive employment or contribute to the technological enterprise of this country. They defied the stereotypes. The profiles of their journeys in this publication describe significant factors that helped them succeed while so many others fail.

Roadmaps & Rampways is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science [2] (AAAS).

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