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FCAI Program and Communications Manager Speaking at SciAccess 2024; FCAI, Disability Research, and Upcoming Non-Profit

Posted by on Monday, May 6, 2024 in FCAI News, Workshops and Conference Announcements.

On May 10-11th, 2024, we are thrilled to announce that FCAI Program and Communications Manager Jessica Schonhut-Stasik will deliver multiple talks at the free, virtual SciAccess conference. Jessica, along with an array of incredible speakers at the intersection of disability and STEM, will provide three unique talks outlined below. Registration is free and available at the link below. 

Talk 1: The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation — Five Years of Engineering Technologies and Transforming the Workplace – Inspired by Neurodiversity. Jessica will introduce FCAI and discuss the progress made since the center’s inception five years ago. 

Talk 2: Welcome to the Neuroverse. Jessica will introduce her soon-to-launch nonprofit, The Neuroverse Initiative, which works at the intersection of Space Science and Neurodiversity.

Talk 3: A Universe of Sound: Processing NASA Data into Sonifications to Explore Participant Response. Jessica and her co-authors will discuss their recently published paper exploring the benefits of sonified astronomy data for the visually impaired. 

SciAccess is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to advancing disability inclusion and equity in STEM education, outreach, and research. The SciAccess 2024 Conference offers a unique opportunity for participants to connect with a global community of educators, scientists, students, disability advocates, and industry leaders. Together, conference participants will discuss and share best practices in accessible STEM. SciAccess 2024 proudly features keynote speeches by Blue Origin Astronaut and Co-Founder of Planet Labs Dr. Chris Boshuizen, author of Against Technoableism Dr. Ashley Shew, and cultural activist and singer-songwriter Lachi.

Register here for free. Donating registrants will be entered into a raffle to win a telescope, signed by our keynote speaker, Blue Origin Astronaut Dr. Chris Boshuizen! Teachers interested in bringing their classrooms to ask questions to an astronaut will enter automatically to win the telescope for free by filling out this special teacher form