Reports from CBI Discussion Groups


[Student holding out a sample box.]

Following are responses of participants to questions presented in small-group discussions.

Question 1: How are STEM access issues for people with disabilities the same as those for other underrepresented groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, women)? How are they different?

Access issues faced by students with disabilities that are similar for other underrepresented groups include the following:

Access issues that are unique for students with disabilities include the following:

Question 2: In what ways do making STEM activities accessible to students with disabilities benefit other students?

[Student in a wheelchair working on an engineering project.]

Question 3: What can STEM projects do to increase the participation of students with disabilities.

Question 4: How can projects best measure the outcomes and impacts of their interventions to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities in STEM?