The great jobs of tomorrow will be in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). People with disabilities are currently underrepresented in these fields despite recent advances in the accessibility of information technology and other tools used by working professionals.
The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an annual educational event where attendees meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields. Students leave with a better understanding of the many professional possibilities available and the inspiration to pursue STEM careers.
The 2014 event is over, but you may watch the archived webcasts of past events on the Museum's Livestream portal. No registration is required for online viewing.
Watch the 2014 event , which featured:
- Ed Summers, Senior Manager of Accessibility and Applied Assistive Technology at SAS, delivering a keynote on his professional journey in the technology field.
- College students sharing tips for making a smooth transition from high school to college through a game show format.
- A panel of STEM role models with disabilities discussing such topics as the evolving landscape of STEM fields, overcoming the stigma associated with disabilities and learning the skills required for a successful academic and professional career.
How do I find out more? Follow us on Twitter @STEMshowcase  to stay informed. Questions? Contact Jessica Marquardt at STEMshowcase@gmail.com  or 919.531.3674, or Chris Emmershy at STEMshowcase@gmail.com  or 919.531.7301.
Watch the video to see what attendees of the 2013 event had to say.