CBI Agenda

Kat Steele discusses accommodations and universal design while an interpreter signs.

Tuesday, April 5

7 – 9 pm                                
Networking Reception      

Wednesday, April 6

8 – 9 am                                 
Breakfast and Networking

9 – 10:20 am                                 
Welcome, Overview, and Introductions

Sheryl Burgstahler, PI, and Katherine Steele and Maya Cakmak, Co-PIs, AccessEngineering, University of Washington (UW)

Video Drafts & Discussion of Possible Improvements
Broadening Participation in Engineering to Include People with Disabilities Including Accessibility and Universal Design in Engineering Curriculum

10:20 – 11 am                    
Accommodations and Universal (or Inclusive/Accessible) Design

Sheryl Burgstahler

11:15 am – 12:15pm                          
Panel of Engineering Students and Professionals with Disabilities

Panelists: Nicholas DiChiara, Auburn University, Marie Erickson, North Carolina State University, Kathryn Woodcock, Ryerson University, Daniel Stewart, University of Florida, Cynthia Bennett, UW
Moderator: Brianna Blaser, UW

12:15 – 1:15 pm                           
Working Lunch

Challenge: List specific examples of applications of universal design that could be integrated into engineering courses.

1:15 – 1:45 pm                            
Report Out

1:45 – 2:45 pm                             
Keynote: Universal Design in Project-Based Design Courses

Kimberly Bigelow, University of Dayton

3 – 3:30 pm                                   
Small Group Discussion

How can you encourage instructors on your campus to consider integrating accessibility/universal design into their courses?

3:30 – 3:45 pm                             
Report Out

3:45 – 4:45 pm                              
Short Presentations – Human-Centered and Universal Design

Students’ Understanding of Human-Centered Design
Carla Zoltowski, Purdue University

Mentoring Engineering Students to Consider the Needs of Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Cris Schwartz, Iowa State University

EPICS: A Service-Learning Design Program
Andrew Pierce, Purdue University

Accessible Makerspaces
Katherine Steele and Maya Cakmak, UW

4:45 – 5:00 pm                              
Preview of Dinner Tonight and Tomorrow’s Topics

6 – 8 pm                                

Discussion: How could engineering labs and makerspaces on your campus be made more accessible?

Thursday, April 7     

8 – 9 am                                 
Breakfast and Networking

9 – 9:15 am                                  
Daily Overview, Discussion

9:15 – 10:15am                            
Keynote: Accessible Hands-on Learning

Bradley Duerstock, Purdue University

10:30 am – 12pm                              
Accessible Design Challenges

Cynthia Bennett and Andrew Davidson, UW

12 – 12:15pm                              
Introduction of Working Groups
Individually or in groups, draft promising practices, Q&A’s, or case studies for our knowledge base or replication packages; provide input on draft publications; or engage in discussions of key topics.

12:15 – 1:15pm                            

Discuss with your working group what you hope to accomplish by the end of the meeting tomorrow.          

1:15 – 1:45 pm                            
Report Out

1:45 – 3:15 pm                              
Continue Working in Working Groups

3:15 – 4 pm                                  
Short Presentations – Outreach & Community Involvement

Providing Opportunities for K-12 Students with Disabilities to Engage in Engineering Activities
Leyf Starling, NCSU

Managing an Open Prototyping Facility
Davin Huston, Purdue University

Building a Cross-Campus Coalition Related to Disability
Jonathan Lazar

4 – 5 pm                                        
Film: Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

5 – 5:30 pm                                  
How do the viewpoints of the individuals in the documentary Fixed affect how you would teach about topics related to disability and universal design in the engineering curriculum?

Friday, April 8

8 – 9 am                                 
Breakfast and Networking

9 – 9:15 am                                   
Daily Overview

9:15 – 10:00 am                            
Panel: Supporting Students with Disabilities

Panelists: Brianna Blaser, UW; Jonathan Santeliz, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Dan Standage, Student Veterans of America; Cris Schwartz, Iowa State University
Moderator: Sheryl Burgstahler

10:00 – 11:15 am                          
Short Presentations: Disability-Related Issues in the Classroom

Preparing Individuals with Disabilities for Education and Work
Randy Williams, University of Pittsburgh

Lessons Learned from Teaching about Assistive Technology
Jeff Dusek, Harvard University

Examples of Student Projects related to Disability
Dave Chesney, University of Michigan

Creative Potential and Challenges of Students with ADHD in Engineering Programs
Arash Esmaili Zaghi, University of Connecticut

AT Hackathons
William Li, MIT

11:15 am – 12 pm                             
Working Groups

12 – 12:15 pm                              
Report Out from Working Groups

AccessEngineering Resources and Continuing Activities

12:15 – 1 pm                                
Lunch, Networking and Discussion

How can we continue to work together to promote universally designed engineering education and to encourage learning about universal design?