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1806 Overcoming Obstacles in STEM (Feb. 7, 2018)

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Show Notes

At 9PM EST through 10PM EST on Monday, February 12, 2018, the Science and Engineering Division of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of Blind Students present a joint phone conference on how blind professionals, and blind college and graduate students are succeeding in courses to do with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The call-in number is the NABS conference line 712-770-5197, Participant Access Code: 265669.
Topics will include succeeding as a blind person in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Part of the presentation will address how to succeed in a laboratory setting.

To apply for NASA's internship program go to:

To contact Ken Silberman directly:
Phone: 301-286-9281

If you are looking for training opportunities in math go to Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired at:

To learn more about training opportunities at the Hadley Institute click on the link below to find the audio and show notes for an episode of Eyes On Success in which we talked about these programs:
Show #1543: Distance Learning at The Hadley School (Oct. 21, 2015)

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has instructional materials in braille and braille math as well as tactile electronics kits. Their web site is:

You can listen to a previous episode of Eyes On Success in which we talked about NASA's internship program in more detail by clicking on the following link to find a summary of that episode along with links to the audio and show notes:
Show #1704: Employment Opportunities at NASA (Jan. 18, 2017)