Differing Abilities in STEM

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Differing Abilities in STEM

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Students of all abilities can be successful in the STEM economy and should be encouraged to pursue STEM experiences, coursework, and career paths.

Join ED, USPTO, our special guest speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin, and esteemed panel as we explore how to create inclusive STEM environments that make it possible for students of all abilities to be successful. Learn what the Department and others are doing to expand access for all abilities in STEM education and innovation.

Moderator: Patti Curtis, Robert Noyce/Ellen Lettvin STEM Education Fellow, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (ED)

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  • Larry Wexler, Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
  • Joyce Ward, Education Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor, University of Colorado, Inventor and Autism Advocate
  • Meghan Vinh, Ph.D., Director, STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Cary Supalo, Research Developer at Educational Testing Service, Founder, Independence Science (invited)
  • Allyson Knox, Senior Director Education Policy, Microsoft

A closed-captioned recording will be available 48 hours after the event. If you require other accommodations to participate in this event, email Patti.Curtis@ed.gov or call 202.453.6768 by March 19, 2021.

Any content or opinions shared during this webinar are not that of the U.S. Department of Education nor an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned therein.

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