A 2017 NSF report (Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering) reports that 6% of the US population ages 18-34 is estimated to have a disability, and that in 2012 about 11% of the undergraduate population reported a disability. Nearly 25% of these students enroll in a science or engineering field. Do you feel knowledgeable about including students with physical disabilities requiring mobility, visual or hearing accommodations in the laboratory setting?
The New York Section is sponsoring a day-long symposium on methods for adapting laboratory experiences for students with disabilities, directed toward high school and college science faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and disability service administrators. The program is co-sponsored by the national ACS Committee on Chemists with Disabilities and the CUNY Graduate Center, and will be free to attendees with prior registration.
The program will be held on Saturday, October 27, in Manhattan, at the CUNY Graduate Center, Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Attendees in person will receive "Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities," a publication of the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities. In addition to the live audience, we will livestream the program on Facebook Live; again, prior registration is necessary.
Topics will include:
- relevant legislation
- laboratory design
- safety considerations in the lab environment
- adapted lab equipment and procedures for experiments, evaluative materials and instruction for students with a variety of disabilities
- electronic data collection in the laboratory
- ACS materials and programs
- service dogs in the laboratory environment
Please register to attend in person or online at: https://tinyurl.com/y9xqkmjb
Patricia Redden, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry Department
Fellow, American Chemical Society
Fellow, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY
The Jesuit University of New Jersey
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Named #1 in the nation for transformation in 2018 by the American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments
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