SciAccess 2020 Conference on June 29 - Free and Accessible
ANNOUNCING THE 2020 SCIACCESS CONFERENCE!
The Ohio State Department of Astronomy, in partnership with NASA, CCAPP, and the SciAccess Initiative, is proud to announce that we will be hosting a free, virtual conference onMonday, June 29, 2020! This all-day event will be dedicated to promoting disability inclusion and equity in astronomy and the STEM fields.
Some more information about this event— it will be taking place on June 29, and the goal is to promote diversity and disability inclusion in STEM. It will feature ASL interpreting and live CART captioning. We hope to reach Deaf and hard-of-hearing students from middle school onward who are interested in STEM, as well as the science educators of D/HOH students in order to promote inclusive education and highlight diverse and accomplished STEM speakers. The event is free but requires registration at https://go.osu.edu/sciaccess2020.
The SciAccess Conference is being hosted in connection with series of accessible astronomy webinars calledMaking Space for All, which (like the conference) feature ASL and CART services. Making Space for All episodes take place every Thursday at 3:00 PM ET. They answer public and student questions about astronomy and highlight research done by underrepresented scientists. This week's episode on May 21 will be overCubeSats: The Electronic Bread Loves of Space.
It is taking place on the one-year anniversary of the inaugural SciAccess Conference, which was sponsored by The Ohio State University in 2019. This year, SciAccess is being hosted in connection withMaking Space for All, a weekly webinar series that showcases underrepresented students and researchers in the astrophysics community. You can join live episodes of Making Space for All every Thursday at 3:00 PM ET using this Zoom link: http://go.osu.edu/makingspace. View the schedule of upcoming webinars here: https://astronomy.osu.edu/outreach/making-space