Programs & Events

STEM Career Showcase for Students With Disabilities

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

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 2015 event will be held on October 9, 2015 from 10am-noon. Pre-registration to attend the event is required and registration will open in August for this year's event. Please check back here for updates and more information as it becomes available.

Watch the 2013 event

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. 

Meet the 2014 speakers.

How do I find out more? Follow us on Twitter @STEMshowcase to stay informed. Questions? Contact Liani Yirka at or 919.707.9887 or Jessica Marquardt at or 919.531.3674.


Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Liani Yirka at or 919.707.9887.