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Independence Science 


Friday November 16, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

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Kurz Purdue Technology Center (Conf Rm A-B) 
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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IsLAND Conference

on Disability 2012 

Come and network with other STEM access professionals and share your interests, experiences, and research findings.

Cutting edge research from studies in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) disability education will be presented at the 2012 Independence Science Learning a New Direction (IsLAND) Conference on Disability. 

The IsLAND Conference is free with pre-registration and serves as a way to connect teachers, researchers, and accessibility experts as we explore alternate teaching methodologies, assistive technology, and low tech adaptations for accessible STEM fields of study. 

Speakers Include: 

Dave Schleppenbach gh, LLC
Jordan Harshman Miami University
Mick Isaacson Independence Science 
Bernie Wulle Purdue University and Able Flight
Brad Duerstock Institute for Accessible Science
Mike Rosen University of Vermont
Steve Mannheimer Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

(Final Speaker Schedule not yet released)

8:00 AM continental Breakfast
9:00 AM program begins.
Noon lunch break.
1:30 PM: Afternoon session.
Program concludes 5:00 PM.

Parking is FREE!

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton, 1600 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906, Room rate: $99/night for Thursday, Nov 15-16 (765) 463-5511

Presentation examples include: experiences shared by instructors of students with visual impairments in college level chemistry laboratory classes, the use of audemes into scientific meaning interpretation of visual concepts for students with visual impairments, research on the findings of the Talking LabQuest project and future directions for this powerful scientific data collection tool, the innovative program at Purdue University known as, "Able Flight," information regarding the Purdue University Institute for Accessible Science, and a program that promotes people with disabilities to become licensed pilots. 

This conference is full of enriching material presented by some of the top researchers in their field as they share first hand experiences and hopes for future innovations! 

 We are interested in other researchers who wish to collaborate on future projects and look forward to seeing you at the 2012 ISLAND Conference!