Inclusion in Science Learning a New Direction (ISLAND)
Conference on Disability and STEM
*All times listed in Eastern Time (ET) (GMT/UTC -4)
Bowen Hall, 70 Prospect Ave
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Friday, September 16th, 2022
6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. Onsite Opening Reception
6:30 P.M. Conference Zoom Opens
7:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Panel 1: Transformative Technologies I
7:05 p.m. Changing the Landscape of STEM Education for B/VI Students.
Presenter: Dave Schleppenbach, Tactile Engineering, Lafayette, Indiana.
7:35 p.m. High-power, low-cost, tactile actuation arrays enabled by soft microcombustion.
Presenter: Ronald Heisser, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
8:05 p.m. An Autobiography on Changes of Blindness.
Presenter: Charis Glatthar, Metro State University Denver, Denver, Colorado.
9:00 p.m. Conference Zoom Closes
Saturday, September 17th 2022
8:30 a.m. Conference Zoom Opens
9:00a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Panel 2: Transformative Technologies II
9:05 a.m. B/VI Accessibility Technology Adapted for Chemistry Students with Language Based Disabilities.
Presenter: Christin Monroe, Landmark College, Putney, Vermont.
9:35 a.m. Synergizing braille and science: Real-Time Tactile Graphics Access in Science Laboratory Settings for students who are blind.
Presenter: Ashley Nashleanas, Independence Science, Hinton, Iowa.
10:05 a.m. APH presents the Submersible Audio Light Sensor (SALS); A device that fosters inclusion in science.
Presenter: Rosanne Hoffman, American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Kentucky.
10:35 A.M. Tea and Coffee Break
Panel 3: Transforming the STEM Pipeline
10:50 a.m. Including BVI students in NSF funded research experience programs.
Presenter: Daniel Steinberg, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
11:20 a.m. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Diversifying the STEM Workforce through Increased Access to STEM Education.
Presenter: Jason Nordhaus, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
11:50 a.m. An introductory Course in Electrical Circuits and Coding for Deaf and Deaf Blind Middle School Students.
Presenter: Christina Yang, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
12:00 P.M. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.- 1:55 p.m.- A Vision Quest in the Chemistry Lab – Keynote Speaker Bryan Shaw, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Panel 4: Inclusive Teaching
2:00 p.m. Using AI to instantly Make STEM Images and Documents Accessible
Presenter: Vijayshree Vethantham, Continual Engine, Dallas, Texas.
2:30 p.m. Mission Inspire: Having a BLAST with students with visual impairments learning STEM.
Presenter: Tiffany Wild and Tina Herzberg, The Ohio State University and University of South Carolina Upstate, Columbus Ohio.
3:00 p.m. TVIs Mathematical Pedagogical Content Knowledge.
Presenter: Tasnim Al Shuli, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
3:30 P.M. Tea and Coffee Break
Panel 5: Inclusive Ecosystems
3:45 p.m. Ellie White Foundation info on Wolfram’s.
Ellie White: Ellie White Foundation, Aurora, Colorado.
4:15 p.m. Development, Implementation, and Preliminary outcomes from the Connecting Students with Autism to Geographic Information Science & Technology (CSA-GIST) Program.
Presenter: Jamie Pearson, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
4:45 p.m. Project ATOM.
Presenter: Martin Goldberg, Ph.D. Tinski Tech Inc. New York.
5:15 p.m. Evaluation in a Science Assessment Context.
Presenter: Eric G. Hansen, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey.
5:45 P.M. Concluding Remarks
6:30 p.m. Conference Zoom Closes