NSF Regional Alliances for Persons with Disabilities in STEM Education
AccessSTEM is one of several regional alliances funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the successful participation of people with disabilities in academic studies and careers. Each Regional Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (RAD) sponsors STEM activities, transition to college/careers programs, mentors, summer programs, and other activities for youth with disabilities. They also provide training and support that can help teachers, postsecondary faculty, employers, and project directors make their STEM courses and resources accessible to students with disabilities. In summary, RAD activities:
- prepare students through transition workshops, summer programs, online mentoring, peer support, internships, etc.
- improve accessibility and acceptance in courses, employment, technology, programs, etc.
The following is contact information for each RAD. A map of their locations can be found above and on the back cover of this publication.
Sheryl Burgstahler, Director
Lynn Lovewell, Director
Alice Anderson, Director
William McCarthy, Director
Contact information for RDE is listed below.
Research in Disabilities Education
National Science Foundation
Mark Leddy, Program Director