Women in Science on the Air http://wamc.org en SCI-VIS Makes Space Camp Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments (Part 1) http://wamc.org/post/sci-vis-makes-space-camp-accessible-students-visual-impairments-part-1 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2551a326a9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2551a326a9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2551a326a9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-927149.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Huntsville, AL – Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCI-VIS) is a weeklong camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, that helps middle and high school students who are blind or who have low vision to learn about space and space-related technology.</p> Fri, 01 Oct 2010 20:03:17 +0000 26039 at http://wamc.org Access to Advancement, Part II: Anneliese DeVyldere http://wamc.org/post/access-advancement-part-ii-anneliese-devyldere <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2551a31115-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2551a31115-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2551a31115-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-909547.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Huntsville, AL – Anneliese DeVyldere is an honors student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a school she learned about while attending Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCI-VIS). Anneliese attended the camp three times during high school and says the experience was transformative. SCI-VIS helped her to develop leadership skills and to discover her interest in aerospace engineering.</p> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:51:51 +0000 24228 at http://wamc.org TechGirlz Uses Hands-on STEM Activities to Engage Young Girls Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing http://wamc.org/post/techgirlz-uses-hands-stem-activities-engage-young-girls-who-are-deaf-or-hard-hearing <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2551a2faa7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2551a2faa7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2551a2faa7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-892920.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Rochester, NY – TechGirlz is a weeklong summer camp at the Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY, for middle school girls who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The camp uses hands-on activities to make STEM subjects fun and interesting.</p> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:38:57 +0000 22881 at http://wamc.org Access to Advancement, Part II: Dr. Angela Lee Foreman http://wamc.org/post/access-advancement-part-ii-dr-angela-lee-foreman <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2551a2e3eb-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2551a2e3eb-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2551a2e3eb-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-892919.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Rochester, NY – Dr. Angela Lee Foreman is an assistant professor of biology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). She is also an instructor at TechGirlz, a summer camp at RIT/NTID for young girls who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. In addition to science-based skills, Dr. Foreman teaches the campers to speak up for themselves.</p> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:35:53 +0000 22880 at http://wamc.org MIND Alliance--Helping Minority Students with Disabilities Succeed in STEM http://wamc.org/post/mind-alliance-helping-minority-students-disabilities-succeed-stem <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2551a2cbcf-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2551a2cbcf-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2551a2cbcf-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-884553.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Newark, NJ – MIND Alliance is designed to increase interest in STEM fields among minority students with disabilities, and helps them transition into STEM-based academic programs and careers. The program emphasizes cultural sensitivity, while offering tutoring, mentoring, internships, and career assessment and counseling. And through field trips and hands-on activities, students in the program learn that science can be fun and interesting.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:07:10 +0000 22206 at http://wamc.org Access to Advancement, Part II: Patricia Walsh http://wamc.org/post/access-advancement-part-ii-patricia-walsh <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2551a2b5e8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2551a2b5e8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2551a2b5e8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-876603.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Seattle, WA – Patricia Walsh is a successful computer scientist. However, there was a time during college when she struggled with her grades and questioned her education choices. She credits a role model and the AccessSTEM program with helping her get to where she is today.</p> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:43:19 +0000 21581 at http://wamc.org Access to Advancement, Part I: DO-IT & AccessSTEM Improve Transitions to STEM Education and Careers http://wamc.org/post/access-advancement-part-i-do-it-accessstem-improve-transitions-stem-education-and-careers <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d26a16cd771-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d26a16cd771-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d26a16cd771-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-876599.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Seattle, WA – The DO-IT program at the University of Washington aims to increase the success of people with disabilities in college and careers. AccessSTEM, a project within DO-IT, works directly with high schools and colleges in the Seattle, WA area to assist students with the transition to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics academic programs and employment.</p> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:43:00 +0000 21580 at http://wamc.org Sounds of Progress, Part II: Maria Agnesi http://wamc.org/post/sounds-progress-part-ii-maria-agnesi-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d26a16cb8f9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d26a16cb8f9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d26a16cb8f9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-848752.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albany, NY – (1718-1799). This brilliant daughter of Italian nobility spoke five languages, wrote the first books on abstract geometry, and dreamed of being a nun.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:52:02 +0000 19461 at http://wamc.org Sounds of Progress, Part II: Anna Morandi Manzolini http://wamc.org/post/sounds-progress-part-ii-anna-morandi-manzolini-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d26a16ca67c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d26a16ca67c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d26a16ca67c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-848749.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albany, NY – (1716-1774). Anna was an artist who sculpted detailed anatomical models out of wax that were used in medical schools for centuries to come.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:33:59 +0000 19459 at http://wamc.org Sounds of Progress, Part II: Laura Bassi http://wamc.org/post/sounds-progress-part-ii-laura-bassi-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d26a16c9202-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d26a16c9202-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d26a16c9202-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-848747.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albany, NY – (1711-1778). This Italian mother of 12 became the first female professor of physics. She also successfully petitioned her university employer for more responsibility and a higher salary.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:26:40 +0000 19458 at http://wamc.org