Geoscience faculty development workshop to be presented at the 34th IGC in Brisbane, Australia

Coming to the 34th International Geological Congress August 5-10, Brisbane, Australia WORKSHOP 30 DATE   Sunday 5th August 2012 TITLE  Instructional Approaches to Access, Accommodation, and Inclusion for Students with Disabilities in the Geosciences LOCATION   CONGRESS VENUE ORGANIZERS     International Advisory for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) and the International Union...

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Speakers needed for accessibility session at the 2012 Geological Society of America annual meeting

GSA 2012 Technical Session: T61. Research and Instructional Approaches of Access and Inclusion to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences Co-Advocates: Chris Atchison, Georgia State University Sharon Locke, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Description: Geoscience educators and students are encouraged to disseminate research findings and instructional experiences that promotes the enhancement...

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Entry Point! The AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability continues to pioneer access to STEM

Thirty Years of Changing Lives: The AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability Washington, D.C. – Marco Midon, a lead engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.), is totally blind. Tim Scamparinno, a project manager at I.B.M., is spinal cord injured and a wheelchair rider. Jacquelyn Wilson...

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Atchison presents at 2012 Ohio Educational Technology Conference

Columbus, OH – Chris Atchison, Director of the IAGD recently presented at the eTech Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC).   The following presentation abstract was published on the OETC 2012 website: Image a world where you are socially or academically excluded because of your physical abilities.  Unfortunately, this is a...

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Touching People With Disabilites One Person At A Time

By: Trent Hanna Columbus, OH – Chris Atchison has an idea to help those with mobile disabilities to see the world. He showed a virtual map of Mammoth Cave to show us what they been working on.  Being a geologist, he gets to see many interesting places.  Using technology,...

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White House releases report indicating the need for one million graduates from STEM programs

Washington, DC – In a public briefing at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the  President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report that describes a desperate need to increase graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.  While the report...

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AAUP 2012 Report: Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities

Washington, DC – A new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) offers practical guidance on faculty members who have disabilities. The report rejects the common stereotype that disability equates to diminished professional competence and asserts that “With suitable accommodations, a faculty member who has a physical...

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