Registration now open for STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities featuring keynote Dr. Caroline Solomon, one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers
RALEIGH – The great jobs of tomorrow will be in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Unfortunately, people with disabilities are currently underrepresented in STEM fields. To help turn that tide, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts an annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities. Registration is now open for the 2018 event to be held on Tuesday, October 16.
Dr. Caroline Solomon, Faculty Chair at Gallaudet University and winner of the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award, will keynote the event. Her education background includes a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, M.S. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington, and a Ph. D in Biological Oceanography from the University of Maryland. Now an accomplished professor of Biology, her recent research and publications focus on the socio-environmental perspectives of the Chesapeake Bay and Anacostia River. In 2015 she was included on NPR’s list of 50 great teachers in the piece "Biology Professor's Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything."
Students with disabilities in grades 6-12 that are performing at or near grade level are invited to attend the event. During the event, they will meet Dr. Solomon, learn from the panel of professionals with disabilities that are working in STEM, and participate in an Opportunity Fair that will feature representatives from a variety of local organizations that are eager to share opportunities with the students.
Registration is now open, and space is limited. Parents and teachers are encouraged to register today.
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Featured Exhibition Gallery
11 West Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601
Attend face-to-face, watch live or view later! This is an incredible opportunity to meet mentors in STEM fields who will be sharing about their work, providing strategies to be succesful with a disability, and to learn about possible job opportunities!