From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Reaching STEM Students with Disabilities
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:52:11 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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From: Chemistry Executive Officer
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Reaching STEM Students with Disabilities


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?

Saturday, October 27 the New York Section of the ACS 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 livestreamed on Facebook Live.

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 distribute the attached information (or forward this email) to any contacts you have in the academic community. They (and you) can register to attend online (or in person) at:

Thanks for your help in publicizing this.


Brian R. Gibney
Executive Officer
Ph.D. Program in Chemistry
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 4310
New York, NY 10016

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