CBI Agenda

Image of groups at 2014 AccessSTEM CBI

Tuesday, February 25

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    
Evening Social and Time to Get Acquainted

Wednesday, February 26

8:00 a.m.
Networking and Buffet Breakfast        

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Sheryl Burgstahler, AccessSTEM PI and CBI Facilitator

10:00 a.m.
Case Study: Engaging Individuals with Disabilities in an Engineering Research Center
Scott Bellman and Eric Chudler

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Sensory Impairments and STEM Students

  • Captioning Video Presentations
    Doug Hayman and Terrill Thompson
  • Collaborative Real-Time Captioning
    Jeffrey Bigham
  • Deaf STEM Community Alliance and Mainstream Real-Time Captioning
    Lisa Elliot
  • On the Participation of Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals in STEM and Computer Science
    Andreas Stefik

11:00 a.m.
Working Group Discussions        

11:40 a.m.
Working Lunch and Brainstorming

12:30 p.m.
Working Group Reports

1:00 p.m.
Report from National Science Foundation
Mark Leddy, Program Officer

1:30 p.m.
Supporting STEM Students with Disabilities through Academic Coaching, Mentoring, and Other Interventions

  • Academic Coaching Model
    Ronda Jenson
  • Mentorship Support Model for Students with Learning Disabilities in STEM
    Consuelo Kreider, Tony Delisle, and Jim Gorske
  • Mentoring in STEM
    Robert Stodden
  • FabFems Project: a Tool of the National Girls Collaborative
    Nimisha Ghosh Roy

2:30 p.m.
Break and Working Group Discussions

3:15 p.m.
Working Group Reports

3:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Engagement and Universal Design

  • Creating a Faculty Special Interest Group on Disabilities andAccessibility
    Jonathan Lazar
  • Advising Model
    Christopher Anderson
  • How to Engage with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and AHEAD Resources
    Stephan Smith
  • Creating and Distribution of Opportunities! Newsletters
    Bree Callahan and Scott Bellman

4:30 p.m.
Working Group Discussions and Reports

5:15 p.m.
Day 1 Closing Remarks, Preview of Tomorrow’s Topics, Evaluation, and Feedback

5:30 p.m.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Working Dinner  

Thursday, February 27

8:15 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Overview of Agenda

9:05 a.m.
Introduction of Guests and Overview of How DO-IT Leveraged AccessSTEM’s NSF Funding to Take Off With Boeing Funding
Debra Zawada

9:20 a.m.
Interventions with a K-12 Focus

  • The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Resources on Inclusion
    Terry Morreale
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Resources
    William Badders
  • Fifteen Tips for Implementing Universal Design
    Al Souma
  • Preparation for Postsecondary STEM Studies in High School Math and Science Among Youth with Autism
    Jennifer Yu and Jose Blackorby
  • Attracting Girls, Special Needs, Minority, and Underserved Students to STEM Majors and Careers
    Daniela Marghitu

10:20 a.m.
Break and Working Group Discussions

11:00 a.m.
Working Group Reports

11:15 a.m.
Group Photo, Working Lunch, and Panel: Personal Experiences in Pursuing STEM Fields

1:00 p.m.
Transition Supports

  • Ability Advising/Student Learning Communities
    John Gallagher
  • Veteran Education Transition Supports in College
    Yovhane Metcalfe
  • Autism Spectrum Navigators Program
    Susan Gjolmesli and Sara Gardner

1:45 p.m.
Break and Working Group Discussions

2:30 p.m.
Working Group Reports
2:45 p.m.
Technology Access

  • Access Technology Center
    Dan Comden
  • Accessible Science Equipment
    Kayla Brown
  • Technology Adoption and Students with Learning Disabilities
    Katherine Deibel

3:30 p.m.
Break and Working Group Discussions

4:15 p.m.
Working Group Reports
4:30 p.m.
Day 2 Closing Remarks, Preview of Tomorrow’s Topics, Evaluation, and Feedback

5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28

8:15 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Overview of Agenda and Debriefing on Evaluation Ideas

9:30 a.m.
Final Discussion and Evaluation

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch