Engagement with INCLUDES Network

Sheryl Burgstahler, AccessComputing Co-PI
Participants from the March AccessINCLUDES CBI represented many INCLUDES projects from across the US.

I represented our AccessComputing and other projects at the NSF INCLUDES National Network Convening: Advancing Equity in STEM May 29-30 in Alexandria, Virginia. This event was supported by the NSF to bring together principal investigators (PIs) and other leaders of projects funded by NSF’s initiative called INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science). The DO-IT partner in AccessComputing has secured two grants through this initiative that complement what we are doing in INCLUDES. At the meeting I hosted a poster session on our two projects and co-led two sessions with Chris Atchison of the University of Cincinnati on how to better address accessibility issues within all funded INCLUDES projects.

AccessINCLUDES (HRD-1834924) shares knowledge and results from disability-focused projects and organizations in order to make other INCLUDES projects better prepared to include people with disabilities in their activities and research. Our ERC-INCLUDES project ( EEC-1028725) fosters collaborations between NSF Engineering Research Centers and the INCLUDES national network.