Title: Roles of Professional Scientists and Research Organizations in the Education of Students with Disabilities Preparing to Enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Workforce Author
Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2005
Publication Date: December 1, 2005
Citation: Mankin, R.W. 2005. Roles of professional scientists and research organizations in the education of students with disabilities preparing to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. In: McCarthy, W.C., editor. Proceedings Planning Symposium - STEM 2010, The future of education for students with disabilities, October 13-14, 2005. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. p. 32-Appendix:1-6. Technical Abstract: Scientists at the Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL have developed considerable experience in organizing and carrying out science education outreach activities for minority and disabled students. The author was invited to participate in a symposium on the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for students with disabilities. A white paper was written that described activities professional scientists can do to improve science education opportunities for students with disabilities. Activities which have been highly useful to students include: serving as "ambassadors of science;" participating actively as mentors in seminars, workshops, and conferences; and employing students as summer interns.