STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

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.

The 2019 STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities will be at 10am on Tuesday, October 15. Registration is required.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Shaun Kane, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, will serve as the 2019 STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities keynote presenter. Dr. Kane’s research focuses on the Universal Design of physical computing with his primary interests being accessible user interfaces and mobile human-computer interaction.  His research explores ways to make mobile devices easier to use, especially for people with disabilities.  He is the Director of the Superhuman Computing Lab which is devoted to research on accessible, mobile, wearable, and do-it-yourself technologies.  In 2016 Dr. Kane was named the University of Washington’s Information School Distinguished Alumnus.

Register as an individual here.

Register as a group here.

Check out highlights from last year’s event here !

Interested in past events? Watch the archived recordings here.

Opportunity Fair

To provide additional resources for students to learn about STEM careers and engage with successful STEM professionals, the 2019 Showcase will include an Opportunity Fair (see exhibits below) where representatives from a variety of local businesses and organizations will host career booths, interact with the students, share professional insights and experiences, and discuss specific possibilities within their organizations.

Following the keynote and panel discussion, students are encouraged to attend this year’s Opportunity Fair, which will have representatives from colleges, universities and industry focused on STEM careers and disability services.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Come check out resources for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and learn about the various assistive technology available.

Everybody Works
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Delve into information about State resources available for people with disabilities who have a goal of competitive, integrated career employment in their future.

GSK Science in Schools
Various fun science experiments!

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques
Biotechnology Program (BIT) NC State University
Students will learn about the applications of biotechnology through hands-on activities using model organisms and pipetting.


How do I find out more?  Questions? Contact Kari Wouk at or 919.707.9879.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Lisa Molina at or 919.707.9964.

If you are an agency or business interested in participating as part of the Opportunity Fair, please contact Kari Wouk at or 919.707.9879.


  • Fee: Free
  • Requirements: For 6th-12th grade students with any disability (performing near or at grade level). Pre-registration is required, but the event is free.
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October 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Featured Exhibition Hall

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Kari Wouk

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