ADA Awareness: The Hidden Work of Women of Color in STEM

ADA Awareness: The Hidden Work of Women of Color in STEM

Event Type

Faculty

Location

Cunningham Memorial Library, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Room 103

Date

Time

Phone

(812) 237-3268

Description

ADA Awareness: The number of students with learning and physical disabilities has grown noticeably over the past 10-15 years with medical and psychological conditions at the forefront. This presentation will include a brief review of the Indiana State University/Disability Student Services application, policies, and procedures for students with documented disabilities at the postsecondary education level; and will conclude with questions and comments. ADA Educational Support Coordinator, Ms. Debbie Huckabee, will highlight ADA resources available at Indiana State University. Women's History Month: The success of the 2016 critically acclaimed movie, "Hidden Figures", brought to the forefront the sometimes hidden work of women of color in STEM. This interactive presentation will present the accomplishments of women - from various ethnic and racial groups - in hopes of highlighting the importance of diversity in STEM. Dr. Carlotta Berry, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, will deliver the presentation.