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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TERC develops SigningAvatar® technology to enable deaf and hard of hearing students to learn Earth Science terms and definitions

TERC develops SigningAvatar® technology to enable deaf and hard of hearing students to learn Earth Science terms and definitions

Cambridge, MA – Led by Principal Investigator Judy Vesel, a TERC research group has designed and created an illustrated and interactive 3D dictionary for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  The Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD) includes 750 key Earth Science terms and is the first tool of its kind to...

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New IAGD member presents at the National Science Foundation

Sang-Mook Lee Portrait

Scientist Shares with NSF Staff his Journey Before and After Becoming Paralyzed Using technology to empower and encourage young people with disabilities into the STEM disciplines Arlington, VA – While speaking to NSF employees on December 12, 2011, Dr. Sang-Mook Lee, a professor at Seoul National University’s (SNU) Marine...

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The magic of space in your hands: Feel a meteorite!

Institution: Natural Sciences Museum of Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain) Primary Contact or Principal Investigator: Jesus Martinez-Frias Contact Information: Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA (associated to the NASA Astrobiology Institute) Ctra de Ajalvir, Km. 4, 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain) Tel: +34-915206418 Project Collaborators: J.A. Rodriguez-Losada, A. Eff-Darwich, Francisco...

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Ocean InSight

Institution:  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Primary Contact or Principal Investigator:  Amy Bower Contact Information: Dr. Amy Bower Senior Scientist Department of Physical Oceanography Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution e-mail: voice:  508-289-2781 www: Project Collaborators:  Jim Valdes, Scott Worrilow, Will Ostrom, Kate Fraser, Terry McKee, and Kent Sheasley Project...

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A Tactile Moon

Institution:  Astronomical Observatory – University of Valencia (Spain) Primary Contact or Principal Investigator:  Amelia Ortiz-Gil Contact Information: Observatorio Astronómico – Universidad de Valencia Edifici Instituts d’Investigació. c/ Catedrático José Beltrán,2 E- 46980 Paterna (Valencia) Spain Project Collaborators:  Gloria María Isidro, Rosa Doran, Caterina Boccato, Leopoldo Benacchio, Alberto Fernández-Soto,...

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OEDG researchers visit NSF and AIR

Washington, DC – Chris Atchison and Don Stredney, Principal Investigators of the Opportunities for Enhancing the Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) Project:  “Expanding Geoscience Diversity through Simulated Field Environments for Students with Physical Disabilities” recently participated in a panel discussion during the fall National Science Foundation Directorate for Geosciences...

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Atchison receives best student paper award from Geology and Society Division of GSA

Minneapolis, MN – The Geology and Society division is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Best Student Paper Awards. They are Jimmy Randolph of the University of Minnesota and Christopher Atchison of Ohio State University (now a faculty member at Georgia State University). Each will receive public...

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