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Encouraging People with Disabilities to Pursue Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
The report NCD-ODEP National Online Dialogue: Encouraging People with Disabilities to Pursue Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics): Participation Metrics summarizes the dialogue's results and includes the top ideas submitted by participants, determined by the number of votes. To view the report, click on this link: View File.
The White House's Champions of Change are proving that when the playing field is level, people with disabilities can excel in STEM, develop new products, create scientific inventions, open successful businesses, and contribute equally to the economic and educational future of our country. And that is why NCD and ODEP hosted this dialogue – to gather insight, ideas and recommendations on how to take the necessary steps to ensure job opportunities in the STEM fields are open to everyone, including people with disabilities, and that individuals with disabilities are able to secure and succeed in those positions.
The following two questions were considered during this dialogue:
Question 1:What can be done to encourage people with disabilities to pursue careers in the STEM fields?
Question 2:What can be done to support the successful employment of individuals with disabilities in the growing STEM fields?