|Foundation for Science and Disability Reference|
The Foundation for Science and Disability, founded in 1975, is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Its mission is to promote the integration of scientists with disabilities into all activities of the scientific community, and to promote the removal of barriers in order to enable students with disabilities to choose careers in science.
This reference page contains archives, links, and supplementary information that may be helpful to members and others interested in the Foundation.
The home page of the Foundation for Science and Disability is stemd.org
Information / Reference
Donations/Membership Dues/Application Form
Graduate Student Grant Application Form and instructions.
(If you need a different format, please email me.)
Doug Van Hoewyk sent us a flier for a NSF Summer 2019 opportunity for undergraduates who have a disability
The annual NEURAL (National Enhancement of UnderRepresented Academic Leaders) Conference, hosted by the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program, will be held Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21, 2019, at the UAB Campus in Birmingham, Alabama. Registration is OPEN! Abstracts for non-UAB graduate students will be due Monday, April 1. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.
Several interesting journal perspective articles and white papers have appeared recently including:
an article on Temple Grandin (https://www.aaas.org/blog/member-spotlight/temple-grandin-heroine-autism-community-brings-humanity-animal-science?utm_source=membercentral&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=membercentral-19806&et_rid=33535576&et_cid=2117168)
Disabilities don't stop these experts (Science News for Students)
Accessiblity of laboratories to scientists with disabilities http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v532/n7597/full/nj7597-137a.html (2016)
Leading the way for scientists with disabilities
EntryPoint! places students with disabilities on STEM tracks (Science Magazine) (Laureen Summers of AAAAS sent us this)
NSF 2015 Report on Women, Minorities and persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering
Obituary for Melvin Glimcher, pioneer prosthetics researcher
Current Research on Classroom Accommodations and Technologies eBook
Innovation needs a diversity of ideas
Barriers for women in STEM
Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists
In Person: My Boss with Stephen Hawking Disease
How having a disability can benefit a STEM career,
Science careers for persons with disabilities (Nature 469, 2011, p. 255),
The need for a more diverse work force in Biomedical Science (Science 333, 2011, p. 940).
and a Problem Solvers Workshop for Engineers with Disabilities (http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2010/0127problem_solvers.shtml)
Hal Frost, a colleague from our 2017 meeting in Boston, contacted us recently and sent us a CV of what he has been up to recently. His career is an example of several iterations of starts and stops, and he hopes it can be an inspiration to someone who faces a bump in the road. Comments, questions ?
CV, other info, letter on "Mental Disability Matters to Society"
and Hal's comments about having a career with a disability
Virginia Stern of AAAS,
a long-time friend of the Foundation for Science and Disability,
has been honored as a champion for students with disabilities. See these stories: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/0508stern.shtml
Links to related organizations (if one of these doesn't work, let me know and I will try to sleuth out a reconnection):
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
College resources for Online Students with Disabilities
educatorlabs.org Resources for K-12 diverse abilities curriculumGogradonline.org has resources for graduate students with disabilities: Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities
Incight, Resources for self-empowerment (see section on undergraduate education)Learn how to become.org suggests resources for persons with disabilities: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-students-with-disabilities/Moneygeek.com suggests two resources for persons with disabilities: -Scholarships & Grants for Students with Disabilities
and Resources & Funding for Independent Living
National Center for Accessible Transportation
Reference links to 150 websites offering grants to students with disabilities
Resources for visually impaired students (onlinecolleges.net)
Science Education for Students with Disabilities
US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
Workforce Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities
NSF / AAAS / HMMI / NIH/ links of interest: