Disabled Teens Offered Boost

The following article appeared in the February 16, 1994 issue of the East Oregonian in Pendleton, OR. Reprinted with permission.

Many teen-agers with disabilities think careers in science, engineering or math - fields that can require years of study often under physically demanding circumstances - are beyond their reach.

Not so, say organizers of a novel program at the University of Washington College of Engineering in Seattle. The university has engaged in a six-state search, including Oregon, for high school sophomores with disabilities, a knack for numbers, neutrons and the like. Applications should be turned in by March 10.

Program mentors include people such as Todd Heywood, a lecturer in computer science at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

For further information or to request application materials in standard print, large print, Braille or audio tape, write DO-IT, University of Washington (JE-25), Seattle, WA 98195. The DO-IT voice phone number is (206) 685-3648.