AAAS Entrypoint! Program

ENTRY POINT! is the signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability.

is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, and mathematics. It is a summer internship program for aspiring scientists and engineers with disabilities and works with partners including NASA, IBM, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, USDA, Lockheed Martin, I

Operating as usual

08/13/2019

Summer is almost over and Entry Point! interns worked at Mayo Clinic, The Ohio State, Cornell, U of VA School of Medical School, the U of Arkansas and a Fall placement will be at Genentech. We partnered with the Aerospace Corporation a bit late, but hope to place students in 2020. Recruitment will begin soon seeking all STEM majors with an emphasis on Computer Science, Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering.
Entry Point! has also begun pursuing alumni updates and are discovering outstanding stories of STEM careers!
Please refer any students or companies who may be interested in this program to [email protected].

Florida’s first openly autistic lawyer is fighting stereotypes of women with disabilities 04/09/2019

Entry Point! has made six placements so far for summer internships. 31 students were referred to our partners. So many have excellent academic skills and talents - one wonders what assumptions are still being made.

I am cheered and remain hopeful by this nice article:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/floridas-first-openly-autistic-lawyer-is-fighting-stereotypes-of-women-with-disabilities-2019-04-02

Florida’s first openly autistic lawyer is fighting stereotypes of women with disabilities Haley Moss talks to MarketWatch ahead of World Autism Awareness Day.

03/12/2019

Time to catch up!! Entry Point! welcomes the Aerospace Corporation and Genentech as new partners for 2019. We are also engaged with Mayo Clinic College, and undergraduate research opportunities at MIT, Cornell, The Ohio State, U of Arkansas, the School of Medicine at the U of Virginia, Pitt, and U of Minnesota. Students are now being placed in 10-week summer internships.

11/08/2018

Recruitment time! we seek college students with disabilities majoring in STEM fields. There are many opportunities including computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, neuroscience, physics and more.

Entry Point! welcomes The Aerospace Corporation as its new partner for 2019.

Pre-applications and program requirements can be found at
www.aaas.org/programs/entry-point

Temple Grandin's message to STEM students with disabilities: 'Your future is limitless!' :: Editor's Blog at WRAL TechWire 11/20/2017

Please share this nice message from Temple Grandin:
http://wraltechwire.com/temple-grandin-s-message-to-stem-students-with-disabilities-your-future-is-limitless-/17115757/

Temple Grandin's message to STEM students with disabilities: 'Your future is limitless!' :: Editor's Blog at WRAL TechWire Dr. Temple Grandin, cited by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential 100 people who overcame autism to become one of the world's top animal science experts, came to Raleigh on Tuesday to address STEM students with disabilities. "Your future is limitless," she told them.

Computer Science department strives to foster equity and inclusion among students | The Wellesley News 10/30/2017

OOPS!! I will figure out how to put the new logo on this page!! But in the meantime - here is a good article I just read:

http://thewellesleynews.com/2017/10/30/computer-science-department-strives-to-foster-equity-and-inclusion-among-students/

Computer Science department strives to foster equity and inclusion among students | The Wellesley News By Noor Pirani Faculty Focus, FeaturesOctober 30, 2017 Computer Science department strives to foster equity and inclusion among students Though it is one of the country’s fastest- growing industries, the technology and computing sector is still characterized by an underrepresentation of employees wh...

09/27/2017

Want to share this news about Georgia Tech:

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Effective-University-Practices-for-Increasing-Retention-of-Minorities-and-Students-With-Disabilities-in-Computer-Science-1002398216

Effective University Practices for Increasing Retention of Minorities and Students With Disabilities in Computer Science COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IN (CMD-IT) today announced the winne...

09/18/2017

Entry Point! seeks talented and determined undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities for 2018 STEM summer internship opportunities.

Applications are now being accepted. Please visit www.aaas.org/entrypoint


Partners for 2018
Mayo Clinic College; L-3.com; Space X; and several University Research Experiences for Undergraduates in life science, physics, assistive devices, computer science, chemistry and engineering, including biomedical.

Eligibility Criteria
Acceptance is on a rolling basis
Full-time enrolled student before and after summer 2018
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business
Documented apparent or non-apparent disability*
U.S. Citizen
*AAAS does not disclose information about disability to partners without permission from the student. Students needing accommodations for an interview and/or internship placement will work with the partner and AAAS to make the necessary arrangements

Contact: Laureen Summers - [email protected]

Entry Point! Entry Point! identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer scie

Independence Science 08/08/2017

Here is information about the 2017 ISLAND conference:

The 8th annual Independence Science, Learning a New Direction, Conference (ISLAND) on disability is just around the corner. Come learn about innovative research that seeks to integrate persons with disabilities into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study from Purdue Faculty. The conference will also include current professionals from the field that will present Enrichment programs and other research they are currently engaged in promoting access to technology in the STEM Education Industry. Network with these Twenty-First Century innovators who are promoting inclusion and equity in STEM opportunities.
The conference will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Kurz Purdue Technology Center located at 1281 Win Henschel Blvd in West Lafayette, Indiana. The conference will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 AM and conclude by 5:00 PM. Conference registration is $25 in advance. Attendees can register by going to: www.independencescience.com and clicking on the ISLAND 2017 link. Please print out the registration ticket and arrive with form of payment for collection at the door.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the program coordinator,
Cary Supalo - [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Island Conference!

Independence Science Science access technology for students who are blind or visually impaired

07/10/2017

An Entry Point! update:

This summer we have placed students at:
Mayo
Cornell
Georgia State
Ohio State (two programs)

We welcome our newest partners: L3 T and University of Minnesota. We are in negotiations with other potential partners for 2018.

Space X seeks students for fall internships and Johnson&Johnson seeks students interested in coops.

The 2017 Entry Point! candidate pool hosts 70 students with disabilities. We have already begin to build the candidate pool for 2018 with focus on biomedical engineering, computer science, and life science as well as all other engineering disciplines.

For more, please contact [email protected]

Thank you!

02/09/2017

Entry Point! is still seeking students majoring in all aspects of engineering, computer science, chemistry, physics. We welcome L-3 Technologies to our partner portfolio as well as some research experiences for undergraduates at Binghamton and Cleveland State universities. Deadline is March 10. Please have interested students apply at www.aaas.org/entrypoint. Send resumes and unofficial transcripts to:
Laureen Summers
[email protected]

Entry Point! Entry Point! identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.

12/13/2016

Entry Point! seek undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities majoring in STEM fields with an emphasis on Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neuroscience.

Please fill out a pre-application, as soon as possible, at www.aaas.org/entrypoint
Deadline: January 15

Entry Point! Entry Point! identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.

UAH NSF grant South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM 11/30/2016

Finally - catching up with emails and feeling excited about this recently-funded NSF Alliance - a consortium of minority-serving institutions geared toward increasing the number of students with disabilities in STEM.

http://www.uah.edu/news/campus/uah-nsf-grant-south-east-alliance-for-persons-with-disabilities-in-stem

UAH NSF grant South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM UAH is one of ten state institutions of higher learning to share a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for students with disabilities.

11/03/2016

Entry Point! is in the throes of the recruiting season for 2017 summer internships. We especially seek students with disabilities majoring in:

Biomedical Engineering
Physics
Computer Science
Biology
Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Chemistry

Please encourage any interested full-time undergraduate or graduate to go to www.aaas.org/entrypoint

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