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Differing Abilities in STEM

March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Students of all abilities can be successful in the STEM economy and should be encouraged to pursue STEM experiences, coursework, and career paths. Join the Department, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, our special guest speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin, and esteemed panel as we explore how to create inclusive STEM environments that make it possible for students of all abilities to be successful. Learn what the Department and others are doing to expand access for all abilities in STEM education and innovation.

Patti Curtis, Robert Noyce/Ellen Lettvin STEM Education Fellow, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education


  • Larry Wexler, Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
  • Joyce Ward, Education Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor, University of Colorado, Inventor and Autism Advocate
  • Meghan Vinh, Ph.D., Director, STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Cary Supalo, Research Developer, Educational Testing Service, Founder, Independence Science
  • Allyson Knox, Senior Director Education Policy, Microsoft


March 25, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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