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.

Register your student to attend the STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities, Wednesday, October 15 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, where attendees will meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields. Students will leave with a better understanding of the many professional possibilities available and the inspiration to pursue STEM careers.

Reserve your spot. (Registration opens at 9am Wednesday, August 20.)

Online registration is open until September 30. This is an intimate event with space limited to 200 students, and we’ll take registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Who should attend? Academic students with disabilities in grades 6-12 who are performing at or near grade level. Students must have a chaperone to attend.

What’s on the agenda? 

  • Ed Summers, Senior Manager of Accessibility and Applied Assistive Technology at SAS, will deliver a keynote on his professional journey in the technology field. 
  • Through a game show format, college students will share tips for making a smooth transition from high school to college.
  • A panel of STEM role models with disabilities will discuss 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 speakers.

When is it? Wednesday, October 15, 10 am–noon.

Where is it? The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Research Center, 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601. 

What does it cost? This conference is free of cost but requires pre-registration online.

Can’t attend in person? Watch the event live and submit questions to the panel via the Museum’s Livestream portal.

How do I find out more? Follow us on Twitter @STEMshowcase to stay informed about registration and newly added speakers. Questions? Contact Jessica Marquardt at or 919.531.3674, or Chris Emmershy at or 919.531.7301.

Still not convinced you should attend? Watch the video to see what last year’s attendees had to say. 

Sponsored by:

jmp Statistical Discovery. From SAS. logo

IBM logo 

Pearson logo

Public Schools of North Carolina: State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction

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