2018 STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities
The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an annual educational event where attendees meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields.
Our keynote speaker for 2018 is Dr. Caroline Solomon, professor of Biology at Gallaudet University and currently the University Faculty Chair. With a BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, a M.S. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of Maryland, her interactive approach to teaching has earned Solomon many accolades and awards, including being named one of National Public Radio’s 50 Great Teachers in 2015. Her past research projects include the ASL-STEM forum that provides ASL signs for science lexicon. She serves on masters and doctoral committees for research to increase participation of deaf and hard of hearing people in STEM and estuarine science. Dr. Solomon, who is deaf, will share her inspiring story of successfully navigating an academic and professional path to Gallaudet University.